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It’s finally here! Today marks the kick off of Northside Festival’s music portion, and thanks to the hard work of everyone involved with the festival, there are so many excellent shows to attend that I’ve separated previews out by genre to help Brooklynites parse the extensive schedules. For those who associate Northside Fest mostly with indie rock, yes, that is the bread and butter here. Luckily, an emphasis on local bands and other people...
In Chinese Buddhist belief, those afflicted with insatiable desires and obsessions become pretas, or “hungry ghosts,” upon death; they are both a product of unfinished business, and also a symbol of tortuous, unattainable fulfillment. The myth of the preta is especially relatable to Wolf Parade fans--when the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2010, it seemed as if any thirst for new material or more shows would remain unquenched. But last Tuesday, at the...
Marathon training might sound like a drag to you--but it doesn't have to! I understand why you're skeptical. But, consider that I ran a marathon for the first time when I was 30 because I was disgusted with how inert I was. I did it, and sometimes my laziness resembles a bottomless pit, so you can do this! Here's what you need to do to start training successfully for Brooklyn's Airbnb Half Marathon, which will take...