The most spectacular settings for summer movies are city parks and rooftops, but the opening of Steinberg Screen at BAM’s Harvey Theater has made watching movies indoors magical again. Brooklyn’s largest indoor screen, hung before the stage of the Harvey’s artfully dilapidated theater, is just a temporary thing–BAM will roll it up Sept. 5 and go back to hosting performances there until next summer. In the meantime the pop-up movie palace is screening Blue Jasmine, and watching Cate Blanchett as a Ruth Madoff-like figure who loses all her money, and all her marbles, is even more remarkable in a majestic theater. It’s screening there through Aug. 22 with three showtimes on Sunday.
“Sometimes you mess up the pancake and you have to make a new pancake.” Sandra Allen, deputy features editor at BuzzFeed, cracked this joke at Indie Media Camp in relation to stories that don’t become the “hits” you expect them to be, but she may as well have been speaking about the entire business of […]
I’ve hosted Thanksgiving nine times over the past 10 years, and it’s something I love to do. Gathering around a table with a mix of old friends and new faces and then watching the whole thing (d)evolve into a drunken dance party is my favorite thing. It’s always been a team effort, with lots of […]
Ah, Thanksgiving, a magical holiday that gathers friends and family around a table filled with flowers, candles, food and an obscene amount of wine. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving, or a Friendsgiving before you head to the family homestead, coordinating a big dinner can be hard work, and unexpected issues can crop up before, in […]
The day after Thanksgiving isn’t actually a holiday for most people, but between the turkey hangover, the hangover hangover, and the sheer number of people who are either traveling, shopping or just plain ditching work, it might just be the least productive non-holiday day of the year. So embrace that, and whether you’re with family, […]