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Today, we were treated to the long-awaited return of a beloved cult figure in modern pop. Finally, with her new band Exploded View, Anika has risen! (Wait, did something else happen too?) To date, Berlin via Britain singer Annika Henderson has been a fringe figure, with a small output and a mysterious air. Portishead’s Geoff Barrow produced her 2011 debut Anika with his sideband BEAK> providing instrumental backing. The record, a set of downcast...
Over the last six years, co-owners Bill Dozer and Dan Oestreich have built The Acheron into a punk oasis in the middle of concrete nowhere. On an empty strip of Waterbury Street in East Williamsburg, their venue played host to a impressive run of local, national, international, and legendary acts across the spectrum of dark, angry, passionate, or deranged music until two weeks ago, when they announced it was all coming to an abrupt...
You can’t really know how a giant see-through maze might change things until you find yourself there, inside of one. An average concert falls into a soft tidal pull. You inch toward the stage until you meet resistance, fill pockets of sudden absence as someone in front of you exits. You suck in to let drink-holders go sloshing past, or take a down moment to wade back to the bar or the bathroom yourself....
That comic-book superheroes currently dominate pop-culture is undeniable, but do these big screen creations really capture the imaginative wallop the books they sprung from once brought? For Brooklyn comics creator Michel Fiffe, the migration from page to multiplex has not been entirely welcome. “It’s to me, the most boring thing. It’s so fucking dull.” says Fiffe. “Comics do certain things better than anyone else, but now movies are kind of catching up to what...

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