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Brooklyn Magazine is a quarterly magazine dedicated to telling the story of Brooklyn through the people who live here.
Beau Travail (1999) Directed by Claire Denis As is her elliptical wont, Denis doesn’t directly announce Beau Travail’s Herman Melville-based inspiration in the opening credits. Sharp-eared viewers, however, will immediately recognize that snatch of operatic music during a montage of French Foreign Legion officers doing calisthenics in the Djibouti desert to be from Benjamin Britten’s opera adaptation of Melville’s Billy Budd; the film itself gradually reveals its kinship to Melville’s novella in its tale of an...
As we stumbled—exhausted and pretty over it—to the bitter end of 2016, we took stock of the music that helped us muddle through the worst of it. This list is not meant to be an authoritative tally of anything; just a compilation of tracks from the year, in every genre, that goddamn did it for us (reminded us of our joys, made us dance our pants off, helped us shut out the world) throughout these inglorious 12 months. And so we present them to you (along...
That nauseating feeling you had on election night The MTA telling us the L Train will be inoperable for 18 months The word “bubble” takes on a whole new meaning.  In 2016, the median price per square foot in any Brooklyn home is nearly $600 more expensive than it was in 2006. Lots and lots of residential towers make downtown Brooklyn look not like Downtown Brooklyn.  Through social media, being able to see all the horrors happening in Syria, and every world...
Tiki is in again and delicious. Joe Biden Memes The MTA put Wireless Connections in 37 more stations, including 16 in Brooklyn. November 8 was the worst, but it also resulted in eight more states legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use—just in time because we'll need it. The OJ Simpson Documentary Isabelle Huppert: She is back, and outstanding. Cubs win! Standing Rock Victory My parents still aren’t on Facebook Alec Baldwin on SNL Larry David on SNL Dave Chappelle on SNL Kate McKinnon IN GENERAL—but especially this. Blink-182...

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