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Alex Karpovsky didn’t think Girls was going to work. “I’m an idiot in many ways,” he says, carefully choosing his words as he recalls the time his good friend Lena Dunham approached him about a role on her new series. “I know what people would like and not like. I had doubts that this very specific sensibility would translate to a mainstream platform like HBO. When Lena was making the show, I was like this...
Everyone who’s familiar with the Wythe Hotel knows it as the hotel by and for Brooklyn; when it opened in May 2012, with 72 rooms in a former cooperage on the Williamsburg waterfront, it was the neighborhood’s first boutique hotel. Many would describe it as a hipster hangout, but such an easy categorization flattens it and obscures the thoughtful planning behind such an ambitious undertaking. One of the ways in which it's more than...
Originally from Arizona, Brad Kahlhamer is known for his vibrant, frenetic paintings incorporating influences like his native American roots and 80s punk culture, as well as sculptures and installations. His work has been shown at museums and galleries across the US and beyond, and his Supercatcher installation will be featured at the new SF MoMA which just reopened. He lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in Bushwick. How many of your sketchbooks are in...
Music fans might be familiar with Deva Mahal, who performs her soulful songs in popular Williamsburg spots like the Knitting Factory, St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club, Union Pool, and Rough Trade. The Hawaii native lived on the West Coast and New Zealand before moving to Brooklyn in 2007 to pursue a career in music. Tell me a little about yourself and your creative pursuits. Well, I’m a musician. I’m a singer and a songwriter and...

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