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Video remix artist Elisa Kreisinger doesn’t wait for someone to write her a storyline that she wants to watch. She’s a self-proclaimed "pop culture pirate" with a sharp eye and knows how to mash up her own subversive plots: Don Draper can carry out an affair with Roger Sterling and Carrie Bradshaw can have a crush on Natasha Naginsky instead of Mr. Big. Kreisinger, however, isn’t doing anything illegal. Her clever videos have repeatedly gone...
Inside a third-floor studio in Sunset Park, a 44-year-old artist from Cleveland hand-sculpts clay models of middle-aged men reclining in easy chairs. In one hand, the men hold a remote control; in the other, a beer. They are dressed for a life of leisure: socks, slippers, boxer-briefs, and flimsy tank-tops. Guts pop out from beneath their shirts. When a model is complete, the artist makes a mold from it and casts it in a hard...
Hip-hop might just be New York City’s most internationalized cultural product, but the lion's share of hip-hop’s most noteworthy acts hail from the five boroughs. Now, courtesy of the good people at Charts and Maps, we can now pinpoint where specific artists came from within the city. And it turns out? Mostly it's from Brooklyn. As you can see, the breakdown of rappers is pretty Kings County-centric, but Manhattan (pretty much confined to Harlem), Queens (pretty spread...
First Bey and Jay decamped for the West Coast, and we were sad that we would never run into them at Roberta's. And now Lena Dunham, the woman who made a certain subset of Brooklyn famous, is saying goodbye to all that. Well maybe not like, goodbye and more like I'm never going to go through a February like that again, and for that, it's hard to blame her. Proof of this move, or at least...

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