Usually, we start these weekly playlists of artists appearing at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival with a bit of poetic musing about the seasons, the summer, the fleeting pleasures of our fading youth. But yesterday we announced a Parquet Courts show on a freakin’ boat circling the East River! So there’s no time for that shit! It’s fitting then, that today’s playlist is capped off by a killer party jam from the Brooklyn heroes’ latest (and greatest?)...
In Brooklyn, Northside Festival is synonymous with the beginning of summer. This past week, summer arrived in Brooklyn with full force, reminding us that Northside Festival is just around the corner! This week, we're back with another roundup of who you can see at this June's Northside Festival's innovation conference, giving you a look at Beth Comstock, David Gerlach, and Jolak Jobanputra. Beth Comstock, GE  Beth Comstock is a change maker. Her mission is to understand...
With a background in philosophy and a proclivity for the readymade, Mikkel Carl’s work epitomizes a transgenerational approach to the media. Much like the the originators of this type of found object work in Dada- and surrounding isms, Carl’s work comes with a strong message and intention of provoking thought in his viewers. Often described as having a certain grammar or syntax to it, his work consistently has a message to share with his...
The air is warm, friends, and the gradual creep of summer is already feeling like a full-on hug. With June in the air, and June on our minds, we are back again to bring you the second in our weekly series of Friday playlists in anticipation of the 10th anniversary edition of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Vol. 2 boasts some of the newer additions to the festival schedule, featuring pissed-off punk from Pennsylvania’s Pissed Jeans, classic...
Northside Festival is right around the corner- four weeks away, to be exact. As we gear up for our best innovation lineup yet, we’ll be giving you a weekly roundup of this year’s exciting speakers. This week, we’re giving you a look at Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith, Lauren Reddy of The New York Times, and Yanna Wilson-Fischer of The Economist. Ben Smith, Buzzfeed Ben Smith is BuzzFeed’s Editor-in- Chief. Since joining the company in January 2012,...
Love stories with organic beginnings aren’t nearly as common anymore as they once were, especially in this digital age. When was the last time you heard someone say they had to leave for a Tinder date? As recently as today or within the last week. When was the last time you heard that someone had a date with a person they met at a coffee shop? Probably two weeks ago or more likely than...