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So Indie, They Don’t Even Know It

By Yepoka Yeebo Last year, five 12-year-old girls from Brownsville, Brooklyn recorded an exuberant, electro-tinged song that would see them featured in music snob bibles ‘Pitchfork,’ and ‘The Fader.’ By a bizarre twist of the record industry, it became the soundtrack to luxury label Proenza Schouler’s show at Fashion Week in February. But only one...


Trim or Tattoo? A New Elvis Aesthetic in Williamsburg

By Joseph Alexiou It is only in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, in a borough like Brooklyn, that a group of creative young folks can open an Elvis-themed hair salon-cum-tattoo parlor without raising many eyebrows. Graceland is housed in a renovated former three-car garage at the corner of Lorimer and Withers streets. Embedded in the smooth...


Drink’n’Draw @ 3RDWARD

By Amanda Massa and Mustafa Mehdi Vural You bring the sketchpad; they’ll supply the beer. Or at least that’s what happens at Drink’n’Draw, a weekly event hosted by the Williamsburg art studio, 3RDWARD. For $15 each Wednesday night, people can come ready with art supplies and draw live nude models, who pose on stage for...


Sexy Words in Williamsburg

By Danielle Bengsch It is the oldest form of pornography and still flourishing: Erotic literature. Danielle Bengsch speaks to participants in an erotic writing workshop at “Shag” in Williamsburg. [audio:]


At the Brooklyn Book Club

With most people getting their news online and now their literature too, it might come as a surprise to learn that an endangered species is still alive and well in Brooklyn: the book club.