Year: 2014

  • Review: Kissing Point by Peggy Ahwesh at Microscope Gallery

    With more than 50 art galleries, Bushwick’s art scene has to be the most vibrant in the city and one of the most densely populated art spaces in the world. Among the current exhibits in the neighborhood is Peggy Ahwesh’s Kissing Point, on view in Microscope Gallery at 1329 Willoughby Avenue. The geographical place known […]

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  • An Open Letter to the Moon

    Dear Luna, First, thank you for the light you’ve brought to my life, especially during some pretty dark times. I shudder to think how black my nights might have been if you weren’t there. You don’t have the brilliance of the sun. In fact, some people think of you as nothing but a pale reflection […]

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  • UPDATE: CANCELLED Mike’s Musical Monday – Live!

    UPDATE – THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. MAYBE NEXT WEEK. Mike’s Musical Monday is taking to the road tonight. I’ll be playing at Lovecraft on Avenue B at 4th Street in the East Village. I’ll be performing “Mostly You” and “I Love You So Bad it Hurts.”

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  • 2 O’clock on a Thursday Afternoon – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY)

    It’s 2 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon and I just opened my first beer. I don’t have a job. A lesser man might feel like a failure. A better man, too. Fortunately for me, I’m neither one so I’m going to enjoy the beer. I’m going to enjoy listening to Elton John. I’m going to […]

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  • Review: KGB Monday Night Poetry – Vijay Seshadri and Mark Doty

    The former US Poet laureate Mark Strand died last month but one fringe benefit of being a poet is the strange relationship such people have with eternity: his words live on. Two years ago he read at KGB Bar‘s final Monday Night Poetry event of the year. At this year’s final event his words came […]

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