Local fiction enthusiasts and Anglophiles alike—not to mention those of us who fall into both camps—were thrilled when Martin Amis made Brooklyn his home last summer, and now we are getting a chance to reap the benefits. Amis, the celebrated writer who the New York Times Book Review called “his generation’s top literary dog” (and who gained one devoted follower over a decade ago when I read London Fields in an undergrad Modern British Lit class), will appear at BAM tonight for a reading and conversation with Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker’s fiction editor. The event kicks off this season of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, a series that brings superstar novelists to BAMCafé between now and June to read and discuss their work over dinner and wine. The Amis event is nearly sold out–though you may be lucky to snag a pair if you call 718-636-4100 stat–as are other fantastic evenings with the likes of Junot Díaz and Jamaica Kincaid. You will have better luck seeing Colson Whitehead, Nell Freudenberger, and Keith and Masha Gessen, however–just get tickets now. They are $55 each, which is a bargain when you consider it includes intellectual enlightenment, dinner, and free-flowing wine. – K.H.
Sat March 15, 2014If you’re one of the lucky few with a patch of greenspace to call your own, this thaw we’re experiencing means it’s time to get work on prepping, pruning and planting for spring. To that end, you’re going to want to swing by Green-Wood Cemetery this Saturday at 2pm to pick up […]
Tue March 18, 2014Head to Pioneer Works on March 18 for the first of three workshops where you’ll learn to design and print your own 3D jewelry using Rhino–the software program not the odd-toed ungulate. Instructor Sergei Tiourine will walk you through the process, from sketching to surface modeling, creation, manipulation, packaging and printing. You […]
Wed March 12, 2014Rough Trade only opened its Brooklyn outpost in November, but the English music import is quickly becoming a mainstay in Williamsburg’s music scene. From now through March 29, Rough Trade has teamed up with TomTom Magazine to present the world’s largest modern Moog installation, a 25-day residency program devoted to sound experimentation […]
Wed March 12, 2014Way before Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos or even Scarface and The Godfather set the gold standard for gangster sagas, director Raoul Walsh was one of the first to turn his lens on organized crime, bringing realism to the rough-hewn existence of immigrants living on the Bowery in 1915′s Regeneration. The silent, biographical […]
Since opening in Carroll Gardens in 2008, Buttermilk Channel has been one of Brooklyn’s most consistently acclaimed eateries, winning best new restaurant awards, a star review from the New York Times, national media attention, and even visits from Beyonce and Blue Ivy. For most local restaurateurs, success like that would be carte blanche to start […]