Whether you know him by name or not, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is responsible for some of the most defining moments in pop-culture, and fashion, of the past few decades. Madonna’s cone bra? That was him. The resurgence of sailor stripes? Him again. Gaultier has also created a litany of career-defining red carpet looks over the last few decades and joined Marc Jacobs as an advocate of men in skirts. His fashion house is better described as a circus, and he’s invited us all to join him under the Big Top at the Brooklyn Museum, where Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk makes its East Coast debut on Oct. 25. The multi-medium exhibition traces the designer’s storied career from the 1970s to now, highlighting his inspiration for his collections and featuring 140 of his most iconic looks.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]