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PHOTOGRAPHY John Midgley The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life. Repping East Flatbush and Crown Heights, he had heard about BAM, and even passed it a few times, but it was only after a friend invited him to see one of Tennessee Williams' plays that it occurred to him...
PHOTOGRAPHY Aubrey Wipfli In Mosaic, HBO’S six episode television series directed by Steven Soderbergh, Jennifer Ferrin plays Petra Neill, the calculating sister of a man accused of murdering the famous artist, Olivia Lake, played by Sharon Stone, in Summit, Colorado. Though she’d been estranged from her brother—a seasoned con-artist—Petra is convinced that he’s innocent and sets aside her art career in Denver to launch an independent one-woman investigation into the murder. In her role as...
Origin episodes are tough. They’re not only tasked with subverting cliches, but they fight for importance, fight to matter: you can only air an origin episode if the audience is invested enough in its characters to care. A devoted fan base, however, has never been a problem for Broad City; the show has inspired self-identification in many of its devout viewers. The first episode of Broad City’s fourth season, which gives us Abbi and...
This Thursday, anyone who was only allowed to watch PBS as a child will have a field day at Heidi Vanderlee's screening of the first episode of Ghostwriter (followed by Ghostwriter trivia!) at Videology in Williamsburg. "Where are the strange messages coming from? What are the weird creatures Jamal saw? Who is the backpack thief, and what does THABTO mean?" That's the cryptic recap at the start of Ghostwriter, Episode 2, one of the best television shows ever . If you were allowed...

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