Raillan Brooks

 

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  • 3 months ago | Visual Arts

    The opening scene of "The Ekangeni Crystal" doubles as the comic's thesis statement: A black man wakes with the knowledge of a coming struggle — one that he must win. He and his anthropomorphic chimpanzee pilot, Nyabi, have arrived at a mining ins...

  • 5 months ago

    Even when full, this combination yuppie coffeehouse/Korean barbecue joint in Bed-Stuy is quiet — too quiet, if you ask me. People only dare whisper when ordering a superb Stumptown roast or a hearty seafood stew; it's as if they wish not to distur...

  • 5 months ago

    The Green Tweens Program at the Greenpoint YMCA is a summer day camp that teaches middle schoolers the science behind environmental stewardship, hoping to encourage them to pursue careers in STEM. Each summer, kids learn how to analyze water safet...

  • 5 months ago

    Gramercy Park's Personal Dental Services is a functioning pandemonium: doctors' availabilities are idiosyncratic, and absolutely everyone, from practice partners to office receptionists to the conversationally unforgiving hygienists (reviews unive...

  • 5 months ago

    If you need nice, cheap men's formalwear, go to the basement of the Bay Ridge Century 21. But be ready to run. The territory between the front door and the sneaker-scuffed staircase is crowded by customers driven mad by the deals, deals, deals. Se...

  • 5 months ago

    The late David Foster Wallace once wrote that new arrivals to a place swiftly become "economically significant but existentially loathsome, like an insect on a dead thing." The insight applies just as well to the lobster boils of Maine as it does ...

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