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“Cirque du Critique”

By Mustafa Mehdi Vural Tuan Le, 33, and his girl friend Vanessa Alvarez, 28, rushed from the subway on Sunday afternoon to Whitman Auditorium at Brooklyn College to see the show of Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. “My girlfriend loves Chinese Acrobatics,” said Vietnam-born, Germany-raised Le. “I do little bit the same thing,” added Alvarez, smiling. […]

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 […]