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While natural beauty is not in itself an oxymoron, most bare-face beauty looks require the application of product after product, rendering the “no-makeup” moniker laughable. Which, in fact, is always something that happened when I thought of natural beauty: I laughed. Because, really, who cares about looking natural? Isn’t all of civilization, in a sense, a celebration of artifice and construct? Why should anyone—particularly women—be asked to cede power over one of her most...
The seventh annual BAMcinemaFest brings some of the best indie cinema to Brooklyn, but much of it was already here. In bringing together highlights from across the world of American independent film, BAMcinemaFest, BAM’s annual showcase, is always exciting for its unrivalled diversity of subject matter, formal approach, and point of view. But it is also a community festival, with a rich core of works by local directors. This year’s festival, which runs from June...
We will not lie to ourselves, or to you, and claim that Brooklyn is an ideal place to live if you’re easily seduced by the time-honored tradition of cooking meat (and, fine, vegetables) over an open flame. There are designated barbecuing areas in the parks, sure, but that’s always something of an ordeal, and there simply aren’t enough backyards or rooftops to go around. But we all know someone, or someone who knows someone, with...
The title of The Wolfpack, the Sundance-sensation documentary, hearkens back to the film’s origins, on the day in 2010 when the six Angulo brothers ran past Crystal Moselle on First Avenue, black hair whipping behind them. Fort Greene resident Moselle, a director of commercials and music videos, met the subjects of her first feature film, Bhagavan, Govinda, Narayana, Mukunda, Krisna, and Jagadesh Angulo (named for Hindu deities), just as they were unleashed onto the world....

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