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Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens Sits with Brooklyn Magazine Photos by Jesse Dittmar Hair by Naivasha Johnson Make-up by Delina Medhin Shot at Loosie Rouge Phoebe Robinson enters stage left. Author (Yas). Writer (Yas). Producer (Yas). Actress (Yas). Brooklyn (Yas). Dope Queens (Yas). Stand-up comic (yep you guessed it, YAS). How to properly introduce a queen you ask? Well of course by acquainting you to her accolades. It was a sweltering August when I got to sit down with Phoebe Robinson at Loosie’s Kitchen & Café...
From color to short cuts, braids and extensions, there is no hairstyle that LaWanda Pierre, up-and-coming hairstylist, cannot do. Originally born in Houston (with a stint in Atlanta in between), Pierre made Brooklyn her home at the age of nine and lived here ever since. Like most young black women in the 90s, she ran to the creamy crack (what some of y’all call a relaxer) from high school up until her early 20s....
SummerScreen, Brooklyn’s free outdoor film series, returns this Wednesday, July 11, with the 1999 dark comedy Jawbreakers. When I was asked to write a piece for Jawbreaker, the obvious answer was yes. I’ve seen it a thousand times and love 90’s nostalgia. This is the original Mean Girls! I eagerly started taking notes and recording memories… In the time of the Spice Girls and white people’s blissful ignorance, we were graced with Jawbreaker, a film...
Photos by Jesse Dittmar Styled by Anthony Clayburn Grooming by Jessica Smalls Shot at Sunday In Brooklyn Freehold, Brooklyn: Hardwick walks with the ease of a man who has nothing to hide. He’s wearing a light denim shirt with unbuttoned cuffs with a red t-shirt peeking from underneath. As he eases himself to sit on the slightly overgrown grass, he doesn’t seem to care about staining his crisp white jeans. Instead, he leans back with a smile. His essence...

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