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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...
Age: 26 Neighborhood: Lefferts Gardens Most Likely To: Bring Judith Butler into the conversation. Occupation: Writer, Editor, Organizer of Queer Community Favorite Quote: "You guys know about vampires? You know how, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There's this idea that monsters don't have reflections in a mirror.  And what I've always thought isn't that monsters don't have reflections in a mirror. It's that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the...
who practiced all year, only to lose to a guy whose every inch was covered in hum. And I am in awe to learn one cheeky bee clambered into the winner’s sugared ear, another slid into his nostril, and still— he didn’t flip. Just calmly waited for the bell to ring a victory. But even fifty-seven pounds of bees can’t stop the music I hear when I return to you, the music I hear when you walk near me. Like I’m always carried in enough good sting and thrum to...
Just a few months ago, Lauren Duca wrote a great piece for Brooklyn Magazine on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, diving deep into just how obsessive superfans of the campy 70s classic really are. A few months later, Duca has taken on a different kind of superfan, as she’s become one of the most important political voices in the country in the aftermath of her scathing Teen Vogue piece on Donald Trump, and the...

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