Within a block of each other on the Lower East Side, two photographers who dig into genres we thought we already knew — Heather Bennett uses self-portraiture to don various personas, Katherine Newbegin takes long exposures of empty interiors — manage to uncover fresh faces and new spaces. Here are images from both exhibitions - and read R. C. Baker's full review of them both here: "Photographic Fiction and Fact in the LES."
Heather Bennett: 'Four Stories'
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
29 Orchard Street
Through April 27
Katherine Newbegin: 'Vacant'
Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
Through April 20
Desmond* has been a weed courier on and off for almost four years. He's in his mid-twenties now, but he was still in college when he heard about the opportunity through a classmate. He works three days a week, and makes, on average, 15 deliveries a day. If he makes more than 20, he gets a free...
On Monday morning, April 14, 2014, members of the NYPD filed quietly into the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The massive number of uniformed police was there to mourn one of their own: Dennis Guerra died five days earlier of severe smoke inhalation. He was 38 years old, a...
The second-annual Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival went down over the weekend at Littlefield (622 Degraw St.) in Park Slope. The day was filled with 25 of Brooklyn's top homebrewed beers open for the tasting. There was a wide range of choices: from smoked porters, extra hoppy IPAs and fruit...
The Village Voice and Seaport Music Festival are kicked off the season of warm weather and good music with a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Hunters, PUP, BIG UPS and Crazy Pills performed at the Night Bazaar, a free night market open 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and offering...
Tiësto's Musical Freedom Records hosted the one-year anniversary of Brite Nites party on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Webster Hall. Dzeko & Torres, Baggi Begovic, MOTi and Tiësto -- billed only as a "special guest" but pretty much an open secret, all performed.
Photos by Loren Wohl for the...
Coachella 2014 opened up on Friday with performances by OutKast, Chromeo, The Replacements, Woodkid, Broken Bells, Bryan Ferry, Aloe Blacc, AFI and many, many more. All photos by Timothy Norris.
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Writers Sergio De La Pava, Jennifer Egan, Chang-Rae Lee, and Victoria Redel joined PEN American Center supporters on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, April 10 to protest Beijing’s efforts to silence Ai Weiwei and other Chinese writers and artists. The group later marched...
Among the movies opening in New York movie theaters this weekend, our critics recommend Joe, The King of Escape, Oculus, Only Lovers Left Alive and Young Girls of Rochefort. We've also got an interview with actor Tom Hiddleston.
Images from Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) through July 6.
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The winner of the Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest was Takeshi Yamada. The giant multi-headed monster made of eight animals drew all sorts of attention, as did his "alien skull," a large paper head. The event went down on on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Photos by...
Smorgasburg, which returned for its fourth season at Brooklyn Flea this weekend, is a Williamsburg institution and constant source of joy (Ramenburgers! Local beer! Mighty Quinns!) and aggravation (Ugh, this line.) Now in its second season, the DUMBO Sunday market, (at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge...
The official Lady Gaga after-party after her Artrave Artpop Ball went down on Sunday, April 6 at the Goldbar (389 Broome Street) with special guest DJ Lady Starlight. Photos by Maro Hagopian for the Village Voice.
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