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It wouldn’t typically be one’s first instinct to compare characters from a pair of TV shows shepherded by two storytellers as tonally and intrinsically different as Michael Schur—of Parks and Recreation and The Office fame—and David Lynch—of Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet fame. But when it comes to the supernatural nature of Schur’s latest project, NBC’s breakout serialized sitcom The Good Place, there’s much more room for discussion. In the ever-evolving world of The...
On a recent Tuesday afternoon in Dumbo, Craig Finn was at his producer’s studio, learning how to play his own song. “This is kind of indicative of how things sometimes go,” he announces, after asking his producer, Josh Kaufman, to show him the surprisingly complicated guitar part to “Preludes,” a new song off Finn’s excellent new album We All Want The Same Things. “I got stuck in a snow bank / I was too drunk...
Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. For decades before his death in 1999 the globe's reigning genius-director demigod, Stanley Kubrick, had always seemed like a man without a country—a despot in his own kingdom of weird dreams and mega-visions. But he was in fact a born-bred New Yorker, a child of Clinton Avenue in the Bronx, and if of all of his...
Third wave coffee bars are no longer the ultimate symbol of status, signaling the inevitable trajectory of upwardly mobile neighborhoods. Nowadays, any district worth its soaring rent increases must house an ostensibly Australian café as well, offering wheat free muffins and cappuccinos alongside avocado smashes and flat whites. So it only stands to reason that DUMBO—perennially the poshest, and home to the most expensive real-estate of all Brooklyn precincts—should boast a branch of the most...

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