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Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn-bred novelist, artist and philosopher Henry Miller was likewise disparaged and lauded for his alternative moral code. Judgments to which he responded, in his 1934 novel Tropic of Capricorn, “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” In his attempt to “live,” Miller [...]

The Measured Anarchist

Yun-Fei Ji is a Chinese-born painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. Raised largely by his grandmother during China’s Cultural Revolution, Ji found himself enchanted by his bedtime ghost stories, later using them as devices for moral commentary. The ghostly characters of Ji’s paintings are perpetually lost; they move across scrolls of rice and mulberry paper [...]

Space Ghost Purrp

SpaceGhostPurrp’s rhymes and self-produced beats are rich and mirage-inducing, like the purp in his name; They seem born of a slow, druggy magic. The reality is that SpaceGhostPurrp, birth name Markese (not Muney Jordan, pronounced “Money” Jordan, the name of his first rap project), was born in 1991 and grew up with the sort of [...]

Keep it Mellow

Ana Roman and Barbara Anastacio Keep it Mellow with some behind the scenes from the Dossier In Conversation interview. With her album, Even Assassins Have Lovers And Romance due out this summer, an EP out now, and numerous shows on the near horizon, we were lucky to catch up with her when we did.

The Cilo at The Grand Street Bakery

A welcome departure from the standard holiday festivities, The Grand Street Bakery marks the debut of The Cilo at The Bakery with tonight’s opening party. Situated in the back room of the bakery, which used to house a flour cilo, The Cilo expands The Bakery’s inspired mix of new and vintage clothing, homewares and trinkets [...]

Mast Brothers Chocolate: Leaders of the Chocolate Revolution

Mast Brothers Chocolate will be opening a chocolaterie and laboratory this fall. Brothers Rick and Michael Mast make their chocolate by hand in Brooklyn using family recipes. They are New York City’s sole bean-to-bar chocolate makers, sourcing the highest quality cacao from Venezuela, Ecuador and Dominican Republic. They only use Fair Trade and Certified Organic farmers, [...]