Given the importance of text to Basquiat’s work, it should come as no surprise that he kept copious notes. He preferred cheap, marble composition books, some of which you can now see on display at the Brooklyn Museum in a new exhibition “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” or as the exhibition’s synopsis puts it “#basquiatnotebooks.” While this much hyped exhibit offers the opportunity to see Basquiat’s famous textual artistry on a smaller, more concentrated scale, the exhibition’s mixed messages could lead some visitors astray. (more…)
They might not like these ones, but what do they know?
In case you haven’t noticed, Brooklyn has a bit of a love affair with all things old timey, vintage and otherwise out of its time. This of course extends to drinks, so we’re surprised it’s taken a bar this long to decide to do a tribute to The Old Fashioned itself. The long wait is over though, because tonight, The Saint Catherine is kicking off their new cocktail series, “Wednesdays” with a salute to the drink by making some twists on the usually simple mixture of four ingredients (whiskey, sugar, bitters, and an orange peel) each named after a different Golden-Age Starlet. (more…)
She’s leaving the mattress at home, this time. via The Columbia Spectator
Sexual assault and rape on college campuses, and college administrations’ response to it, is about as hot-button an issue as there is at the moment. Among those keeping the conversation going is Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who is very literally dragging her experience into the open, by carrying a mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is expelled. It’s part of a performance art piece for her senior thesis that she’s calling “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight).”
Hey, not to be nosy or anything, but how’s your Beer Book adventure going? You’ve got less than 60 days to finish one, or both of them off, so if you’ve ever wanted to really push your casual alcoholism, now is the time. Especially if you haven’t used your coupon for The Saint Catherine (660 Washington Avenue), because beyond being a cool bar to spend time at, they now have $1 meatloaf sliders during happy hour. Don’t have a beer book coupon for the Saint Catherine? Go anyway, it’s $1 sliders! (more…)
Pictured: Apartments that may or may not wind up full of water
As we all know, we’re supposed to allegedly maybe possibly see actual apartments fit for human life spring up at Atlantic Yards (or Pacific Park, if you have a very short memory) sooner rather than later. That possibility is looking a bit dimmer because Forest City Ratner is engaged in a nasty lawsuit with building partner Skanska USA Building over whose fault it is that the modular building going up next to Barclays isn’t going up anymore. The latest twist in the lawsuit is a fun one though, because according to Atlantic Yards Report, Skanska is alleging that the entire building could wind up leaking after it goes up. Maybe you don’t want any of that affordable housing after all. (more…)
Some of us are having nightmares at the idea of unloading a truck into this location. THANKS.
The rumor mill has ginned up something mighty frothy today, putting the idea in everyone’s heads that Prospect Heights is about to get a Trader Joe’s on Washington Avenue and Lincoln Place. Someone heard from a guy who heard from a guy who heard from another guy that TJ’s is bringing its Hawaiian shirts to 856 Washington Ave. (such airtight sourcing!) Well, allow us to burst that bubble, because it’s almost certainly not happening, for several reasons. (more…)
Investigating a murder is very serious business. Also very, very weird business.
It’s August, and all of your richer friends are leaving town for vacations to here there and everywhere. Not you, you’re poor. You can still travel, sort of though. You can travel to small, simple town full of mountain air, where the locals are involved in shady casino operations and the homecoming queen is found murdered, her body wrapped in plastic. We don’t know why you’d want to go there, but you can visit the town of Twin Peaks, Washington, when The Saint Catherine (660 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights) starts screening the eponymous show episode by episode on Sundays, starting with this Sunday, August 3. (more…)
We can never have enough farm stands. Well, probably we can, but we haven’t reached capacity yet, whatever it might be. So let’s give a big neighborly welcome to the newest farm stand in Brooklyn opening on Thursday, located right in front of the Brooklyn Museum and run by Project EATS. What’s so special about this one? Well, for one, the food will come from farms in Brownsville and East New York. And eventually from the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum itself, so there’s that. (more…)
Why have one Lillet Rose when you could have two? via The Saint Catherine
Our love for The Saint Catherine is well-established, what with the a whole post declaring it loudly. Still, there’s always room to love a place more, especially if they do something like make it much easier for you to drink your weekend away. And what do you know, The Saint Catherine is doing that, with an email they sent alerting us to the fact that they’re offering two-for-one specials on their brunch cocktails starting this weekend. (more…)
You know, like this. Except with music playing too. via Flickr user Howard Brier
Y’all know the super rad fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum? The high spurts of water make you feel giddy and full of hope about the romantic possibilities of life…and very jealous of all the little kids who get to run up and try to fuck with them without reprimand. Well, if you’re musicially inclined, here’s a way for you to have more fun with the fountain than even the kiddos: The Brooklyn Museum is calling for submissions from composers and music producers of any genre to make a soundtrack to accompany the fountain’s water blasts. Any genre whatsoever, so if you’ve been saving up that electroclash/grindcore composition for you the perfect occasion, this might be it. All you have to do is email a link to your composition to adult.programs [AT] brooklynmuseum.org by July 30. The final selections will then be performed for the general public Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm.