The runaway success of Go the F**ck to Sleep, Adam Mansbach’s children’s book for adults (whose title sums up the nightly exasperation of parents everywhere), has obscured the fact that Mansbach is first and foremost a novelist with a deep knowledge of hip hop and street culture that pops up in his fiction. His latest novel, Rage is Back, is about a legendary New York City graffiti artist who disappears after a row with a cop, and returns 16 years later to seek revenge (it’s also magic realist novel, so a magical staircase in DUMBO makes an appearance, too). He reads from the book tonight at powerHouse Arena, though he probably won’t mind if you bring your copy of GTFTS to sign. Before you go, check out his favorite spots for street art in New York, and the bedtime stories he actually reads his daughter.
A YouTube link landed in our inbox last night, and the first clue of its content, prior to watching it, was an album cover mashup of Elton John and Bernie Sanders, with Bernie’s name above the years spanning his (potential, two-term) presidency, 2016-2024. The second was the song name, “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders.” If […]
Christine Sciulli’s medium of choice is projected light. “It’s like standing in a darkroom, rocking a tray of developer in anticipation of the photograph’s first hint of an image,” Sciulli says about her work. “To me, it is about trying to harness the ineffable.” And harness it she does in ROIL, her mesmeric installation at […]
Valentine’s Day is upon us this week, and if that fact alone makes you want to hole up in your apartment indefinitely, just think of it as an opportunity to remind everyone you care about how loved they are (and to eat loads of chocolate). There are also activities galore to avail yourself of, so rest assured that we […]
If you were planning on waiting till the last minute to get your Valentine a sweet token of your love, you’re in luck, because Jimena Rose Jewelry will be bringing beautifully handcrafted jewelry to Owl & Thistle in Crown Heights for a Valentine’s Trunk Sale this Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 6 pm. Owl & […]
At its worst, Valentine’s Day is a sheerly commercial holiday designed to mine your insecurities so that you’ll buy overpriced prix fixe dinners and mediocre Champagne. At its best though, it’s an excuse to eat more chocolate, in bar, truffle and baked good forms, than usual. Here are three Brooklyn-made sweets that also happen to […]