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Brooklyn Gallery Owner Thought Grisly Murder Was Pretty Cool

One thing people like to do is reminisce about “old” New York and how much better it was seven/ten/20/80 years ago, or whenever they first arrived. And it was! New York is objectively bad now. But there’s an art to reminiscing, if you will, a good way to do it and the way Edward Zipco just chose. Oh, you don’t know… »6/19/15 4:15pm6/19/15 4:15pm

Aging Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Too Old' to Play 55-Year-Old's Lover

37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told by a Hollywood producer that she was “too old” to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. In an interview with The Wrap, Gyllenhaal said she was surprised by the producer’s admission, but that it’s just one of the many “disappointing things about being an actress in… »5/21/15 9:50am5/21/15 9:50am

How FKA twigs' Wild 'Congregata' Subverts the Conventional Pop Concert

In 2015, audiences have a fairly fixed idea of what constitutes a “pop” performance. In stadiums and arenas, we expect to be dazzled for the price of our often very expensive tickets, moved from our seats not just with excellent music but with magnificent light shows, elaborate choreography, otherworldly costuming. »5/19/15 10:56pm5/19/15 10:56pm

How Racism Is Driving New York City's Gentrification

With the snow finally thawed and spring officially in full gear, New York is back in the swing of things and residents are remembering why they endure five months of tundra bullshit and exorbitant rent to live in (maybe) the greatest city in the world. Now that spirits are high again, it seems like a good time to look… »5/12/15 4:10pm5/12/15 4:10pm

The Sexual Politics of Playing Mas in Brooklyn

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With Brooklyn’s spring thaw in full effect, I’m having lots of conversations with my girlfriends about warm weather activities: like long bike rides, picnics in Prospect Park, and, unfortunately, the inevitable uptick in sexualized street harassment. Just last week, I heard myself saying, “I want to be respected in… »4/25/15 3:19pm4/25/15 3:19pm

The Loudest Sex Noises In NYC Are Coming From One Very Lucky Building

A building in Brooklyn has been awarded a very dubious title: The residence with the most sex complaints filed by neighbors to 311. An unnamed couple (possibly) who have been having the sexiest sex that one could possibly sex account for a whopping five percent of all sex noise complaints in New York City.
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Hilary Duff Is Living in Brooklyn and Validating All My Life Choices

A profile titled "At Home in Brooklyn with the Very Famous Hilary Duff" in in the new issue of Elle is perhaps the most revealing–and the most inspirational–interview Duff has ever done, prompting at least one young blogger to feel proud of multiple life choices she's made. Duff, you see, has made it clear that stars… »1/14/15 7:00pm1/14/15 7:00pm