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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Zach Gross At the start of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s latest iteration of William Shakespeare’s King Lear (dir. Gregory Doran), our titular character is brought out onstage, not only on the backs of his servants but also surrounded in a hollow cube. This cube, which is both a manifestation of his vanity and a metaphor for his disconnect with reality, is then reused twice more during the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (King and...
PHOTOGRAPHY John Midgley The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life. Repping East Flatbush and Crown Heights, he had heard about BAM, and even passed it a few times, but it was only after a friend invited him to see one of Tennessee Williams' plays that it occurred to him...
It’s October, so you know what that means: All Hallow’s Eve is coming. Amidst the Fall foliage and increasing appearance of jack-o'-lanterns, we’ve got plenty for you to see and do this week, Halloween-related and otherwise. Antisocialites — Starting the week off, Brooklyn Steel hosts two darlings of the Canadian indie rock scene, headliners Broken Social Scene and Alvvays. Broken Social Scene are an amorphous collective of various artists each originally hailing from separate...
Autumn is upon us, but it sure doesn’t feel like summer’s over just yet, with temperatures going well into the 80s and still so much to see and do. Put on your shorts and buckle-up for one last jaunt in the sun, because we’ve got you covered with the best in culture for this upcoming week. The Golden Age of Apocalypse — Stephen Bruner is a Grammy award-winning bassist, producer, and singer perhaps best known...

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