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It seems like it's been an eternity since I was last compiling a list of the most popular posts for 2013 on old bkmag dot com. Alas it has not been an eternity, it has only—obviously—been a year. But what a year it was! Full of pregnant tarantulas and white flags flying over Brooklyn and catcalling videos and BuzzFeed lists about the joys of living in New York and ohsomanythings that we wrote about...
Brooklyn conversation piece of the moment, Kara Walker's Domino Refinery exhibit "A Subtlety," has attracted a fair number of considered essays, bewildered visitors, and inappropriate selfies. So perhaps it's only natural that first couple of the borough, Beyoncé and Jay Z, stopped by for a visit on a day we weren't there. Vulture came across the news on Beyoncé's blog, which features a lovely picture of one of America's most powerful families staring contemplatively at...
The scent alone is enough to stop you in your tracks, the way the strong, sweet smell of molasses permeates the air around the old Domino Sugar Refinery instantly overwhelms anyone passing by with what could be considered the ultimate sugar rush. But it isn't until you wend your way through the at times hours-long line and are confronted with the source of that scent that your senses are truly subsumed.Standing 35-feet-tall, Kara Walker's...
Today marks exactly two weeks since Kara Walker debuted her riveting Domino Sugar Refinery-based exhibit, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby. Since then, Brooklyn and the world outside our borough haven't been able to get enough of the show. Like we said before, it's a must-see. To celebrate these last two weeks, Art21, a PBS-affiliated non-profit organization, has shared an amazing  nine minute video showing the painstaking process Walker endured to create her now-iconic mammy sphinx,...

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