Your competitors this year, from left to right: Rajkumar, Peter Parker, The Puzzle Master, Twig-N-Berries, Rufio. All photos by Mary Dorn
After the rousing success of last year’s Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant, it was almost guaranteed there would be a sequel. After all, summer blockbuster rules require it. Lo and behold, the sequel took place on Saturday at Bushwick’s Kings County Bar, and fortunately for the packed to capacity crowd, the ballsy contestants delivered another memorable evening of performances. Confidence was key as always for these men with pint-size peckers and Peter North-sized hearts, but there could only be one winner. This year, it was a contestant named Rajkumar, who wowed the crowd with his sensitivity and Bollywood dance skills. (more…)
Pretty much says summer, doesn’t it? All photos by Joseph Talman
After a long, brutal winter, people in the art world have been looking forward to Bushwick Open Studios more than ever. Finally, from May 30 to June 1, artists and art collectives threw open their doors for shows and a celebration of the neighborhood’s art. For people who make the trek out to Bushwick, BOS is not just merely art, it’s an experience, but it’s also special for those of us who live here, the creatives and art-lovers alike.
The following photos document only a very small portion the weekend’s endless art party, one I am happy to call one of the most amazing weekends I have ever had in Brooklyn.
Hey guys, we know we wrote about it a little while ago, but remember how TromaDance is coming to Bushwick on June 27 and 28? You know, the free all-day film festival celebrating independent movie making that any schlub can go to, because it’s free? They recently announced that comedy troupe Murderfist will be performing live, and to celebrate the occasion, Murderfist made some TromaDance promo videos. They’re NSFW-ish, so they’re after the jump, but if you can get away with watching a 30-second video that features ass tits, you should definitely watch them. Come on, it’s Friday! (more…)
Most like, it’ll be a cuteness overload, just like this. via Flickr user Charles Huss
Feeling a bit lonely lately? Desperately want to save a doomed relationship with an injection of cuteness? Really love cats? Just realized that cats aren’t just a thing made up by the internet and now you want one? Well, there’s good news if you fall into any of those four groups: the Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Avenue) is holding a free cat adoption event on Sunday where you can find the furry feline friend you’ve always wanted. (more…)
While the Clinton Hill bar got some press this week for telling parents to pack up their kids and leave, Bed-Stuy City Councilman Robert Cornegy is making waves in the parenting world with the opposite tack. He’s opened Brooklyn’s first “community lactation station,” for mother who are out and about and need to pop in to feed their kids. Expect him to really milk this one when he’s up for re-election. (more…)
Horrible robot baby sitters will even take care of our children one day.
Since an early age, you probably couldn’t imagine the future without robots thanks to the robots that proliferate in pop culture and blockbuster movies, from Battlestar Galactica to Terminator to The Matrix. Now that we’re nearing the future, there’s more and more robots around us, taking control of us. You may have become part robot yourself, with your iPhone in one hand and tablet in the other, Google Glass on your face, your mind in the Cloud, and even the hand used to mix your drink will soon be robot hand… To prevent your electronic body part extensions from running out of juice, meet others of your kind at the 100% Robot Party at Silent Barn, (603 Bushwick Ave), tomorrow night. (more…)
The summer this won’t happen. Photo by Kenny Rodriguez via Facebook
We’re all rightfully excited about the summer, and the rebirth of outdoor fun in the city for a few months. Sadly, there’ll be one summer tradition that’s hanging up its viking helmet and beer bong, as after five years, Tiki Disco won’t be returning to the Roberta’s garden. It leaves an enormous speaker-sized hole in our hearts, but the summer must go on. (more…)