Raillan Brooks

 

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  • 2 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 months ago

    The Callen-Lorde Community Health Center will treat any body. That this even needs saying should offend; the Hippocratic Oath enjoins doctors to "first do no harm" — a concept that might surprise the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people who've...

  • 4 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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