Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens Sits with Brooklyn Magazine Photos by Jesse Dittmar Hair by Naivasha Johnson Make-up by Delina Medhin Shot at Loosie Rouge Phoebe Robinson enters stage left. Author (Yas). Writer (Yas). Producer (Yas). Actress (Yas). Brooklyn (Yas). Dope Queens (Yas). Stand-up comic (yep you guessed it, YAS). How to properly introduce a queen you ask? Well of course by acquainting you to her accolades. It was a sweltering August when I got to sit down with Phoebe Robinson at Loosie’s Kitchen & Café...
Cornelius Minor thinks that the fuel behind inequality in the U.S. isn’t just the people making the decisions. It’s the systems set in place to keep people divided, immobile, and illiterate. So, what exactly does a modern hero look like?   First off, how long have you been in New York? Over 30 years! Could you tell us a bit about your family and their experience emigrating from Liberia? Oh my gosh, my family is amazing....
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words, although it's clear that “they” haven't read some of the words I've read describing food in breathtaking, drool-inducing detail. The only thing nicer than reading about food in a book is reading about food whilst snacking. As a girl I'd arrive at meals with my nose in a book, and it was often taken away from me as I was forced to interact with my family...
Luhring Augustine A New Sculpture Christopher Wool 25 Knickerbocker Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 May 17 - August 10, 2018 Open Wednesday-Friday, 11AM-5:30PM and by Appointment A new plated steel sculpture by Christopher Wool, paired with an older sculpture and five etchings, continues the artist’s gestural and linear exploration of space—its calligraphic forms as much a reference to outside influences like ranching wire on his property in Texas as to his own established vocabulary of tangled contours. C L E A R I...
SummerScreen, Brooklyn’s free outdoor film series, returns this Wednesday, July 11, with the 1999 dark comedy Jawbreakers. When I was asked to write a piece for Jawbreaker, the obvious answer was yes. I’ve seen it a thousand times and love 90’s nostalgia. This is the original Mean Girls! I eagerly started taking notes and recording memories… In the time of the Spice Girls and white people’s blissful ignorance, we were graced with Jawbreaker, a film...
Photos by Jesse Dittmar Styled by Anthony Clayburn Grooming by Jessica Smalls Shot at Sunday In Brooklyn Freehold, Brooklyn: Hardwick walks with the ease of a man who has nothing to hide. He’s wearing a light denim shirt with unbuttoned cuffs with a red t-shirt peeking from underneath. As he eases himself to sit on the slightly overgrown grass, he doesn’t seem to care about staining his crisp white jeans. Instead, he leans back with a smile. His essence...
The Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie Is” exhibition —closing out the global 5-year tour of Bowie’s personal archives and work— has been a welcome pilgrimage for many in NYC this spring. Befitting of the exhibits tribute, the museum also featured a 4-part evening event series created by Brooklyn-based immersive theater collective, Little Cinema, which recent featured a party for the glittered masses called the “Night of 1000 Bowies” in May. With unprecedented access to Bowie’s work and screenings...
Three months ago, a friend and I were talking about survival. We began discussing minorities who are forced into barbarous circumstances beyond their control and are expected to not only survive, but to do so in a society that neglects their well-being and doesn’t deem it necessary to provide a basic level of sustenance and support. We are both from Baltimore, and occasionally discuss issues that plague our communities and others like ours. As...
With a background in philosophy and a proclivity for the readymade, Mikkel Carl’s work epitomizes a transgenerational approach to the media. Much like the the originators of this type of found object work in Dada- and surrounding isms, Carl’s work comes with a strong message and intention of provoking thought in his viewers. Often described as having a certain grammar or syntax to it, his work consistently has a message to share with his...

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