It’s still early in the season, but Brooklyn author Emma Straub may have already penned this summer’s best beach read with her new novel The Vacationers. Straub’s second novel, about a family dealing with various interpersonal crises and secrets during a two-week stay on the Spanish island of Mallorca, has attracted praise everywhere from The New York Times to NPR, since its release last month. (She talks about it with us here). Part of its popularity stems from the book being such a breezy read, as NPR puts it, with plenty of entertaining plot lines and wit—which is kind of what you want in a book about now. In case you’re curious to hear her take on all the talk, Straub will sit down with Biz Mitchell to discuss The Vacationers as part of the PLG Reading Series at Inkwell Cafe on June 24. Conversation starts at 7:30pm.
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios, an invitation to explore one of Brooklyn’s most storied arts communities. Close to 400 artists will show work in every medium imaginable in galleries, studios and improvised spaces around Bushwick. This year will be no different than past BOS weekends in the remarkable variety of […]
Welcome to another edition of Your Ideal Week, our regular Wednesday post wherein we cull together our favorite ideas of what to do with your free time for the next seven days. This week started out with crushing anxiety/despair as we anticipated the first debate between the two presidential nominees, because it’s impossible to feel […]
If it wasn’t for the strip mall parking lots in the background, it would be easy to mistake Missouri for Mosul in the opening shots of Do Not Resist, Craig Atkinson’s, infuriating and important documentary investigating the militarization of American law enforcement.
The video for the single “Pick Me Apart,” by Brooklyn indie rock band Active Bird Community employs a simple concept–it’s just four guys happily rocking out with their instruments inside a fort made out of blankets. That charming, DIY aesthetic is in step with the group’s music, which is direct, energetic, spontaneous guitar-focused rock. It seems to […]
Typically when you read about a new bar, the review lingers over the carefully crafted cocktail list, the house-made bitters, the collection of rare mezcals the owner traveled to Oaxaca to get. But what about the neighborhood bar? The place you go to meet friends, or just run into people you know, with solid drinks, a good happy hour, and a comfortable vibe. Welcome to The Starliner.