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It’s easy to find Rachel Fershleiser at a book party: cobalt blue glasses and curly black hair (either hanging down or in a braid) and A-line dresses of some bright print (horses mid-gallop, birds against a tangle of leaves and flowers, black-and-white dogs on a blue background). It’s just as easy to speak with her: Rachel is always talking to someone, and usually (at least) three people at once. Tumblr’s Director of Literary Outreach—as well...
This week, South Brooklyn Shakespeare will bring its Kickstarter-funded three-performance run of Romeo and Juliet to Park Slope, DNAinfo reports. The troupe’s free outdoor performances—part of South Slope’s Summer Strolls—are a godsend for those of us that prefer leisurely outdoor eating and drinking to dragging ourselves out of bed before sunrise to snag Shakespeare in the Park tickets. This Friday’s show begins at 7:00pm* on 5th Avenue between 17th and 18th streets and will feature an...
Young people have it tough, these days—maybe you've heard! But maybe the most honorable response to life's vicissitudes is to make art of them. This Thursday, at BAM, the Nouveau Classical Project, in collaboration with the TrioDance Collective, will perform Potential Energies, an ambitious, multidisciplinary production that aspires to address the “the shock and pain of reality” facing millennials through a unique melding of classical music, dance, and fashion. We talked with NCP artistic...
It might have taken the rest of the world a while to notice, but Brooklyn has long been a hotbed of culture. Dating back to the early 19th century, Kings County has been a center for theater and music (the Brooklyn Academy of Music had its start with a performance of Mozart and Verdi in 1861; Mary Todd Lincoln came to a show the inaugural week); art (the Brooklyn Museum officially opened in 1895,...

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