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Four Readings: This Month’s Prose Bowl, Sarah Anderson’s Webcomics Come to Print, and a Road Trip Gone Wrong

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(Photo: Courtesy of The Prose Bowl)

(Photo: Courtesy of The Prose Bowl)

The Prose Bowl XII
July 19, 6:30pm at Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street at Richardson Street, Williamsburg.
The Prose Bowl (billed as “one part literature, one part bloodsport, one part American Idol”) is a sort-of nerdy battle royale for writers to win fame, glory, recognition… or just a free drink. On the third Tuesday of each month, four writers compete to see who has the best short story. Since it’s an open-mic affair, the writers’s names are randomly picked from a hat beforehand and are then subjected to the scrutiny of a panel and the audience. Each story is about five minutes long, and can include poetry or prose. Then there’s the lightning round, where the panel picks two of the competing writers, who then have to come up with quick stories, after which a winner is selected. It’s rowdy, it’s fun, it’s often hilarious, and it’s during happy hour, if you need any other incentives.

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These Weekend Music And Art Fests Will Melt Your Face (If The Heat Doesn’t Do It First)

(photo via Out in the Streets)

(photo via Out in the Streets)

Brace yourself, it’s gonna be a hot one. With temperatures wavering in the ’90s this weekend, some people might not want to leave the sacred space of their air conditioning, despite how many of these very same people’s fashion choices reflect that they actually love the ’90s. But for those who want to be so occupied you forget about your melting and/or boiling flesh, here are four music and art festivals this weekend to spend your day and/or night at.

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Can The Hollows Artspace ‘Make Williamsburg Exciting Again’?

Piril Gündüz (Photo by Nicole Disser)

Piril Gündüz at the Bushwick Ave location in January (Photo by Nicole Disser)

When B+B caught up with The Hollows gallery/live-work space back in January, it was all about Bushwick.

“When you compare it to Williamsburg or maybe Greenpoint, Bushwick is very underground,” Piril Gündüz, the founder and co-curator of The Hollows, told us. “I’ve been to many venues where there are no door signs, but once you enter you get to see many fascinating things.” The group seemed invested in dissecting its surroundings, curating an ongoing program called Bushwick in Time which invites artists to discuss and explore the implications of change in the fast-gentrifying neighborhood.

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Art: Bushwick in Time, Part 2 “Elevations: an Exploration in Structure”

Christina Cassone at right, the current "Bushwick in Time" artist in residence (Photo courtesy of The Hollows)

Christina Cassone at right, the current “Bushwick in Time” artist in residence (Photo courtesy of The Hollows)

This Bushwick-based residency at The Hollows, called Bushwick in Time, brings together artists from abroad and close to home for a discussion and creative exploration of the myriad changes happening in this neighborhood.

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A ‘Quite Unorthodox’ Artists Residency Puts Bushwick into Global Perspective

 Piril Gunduz (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Piril Gunduz (Photo: Nicole Disser)

I had a hard time believing I was in the right place, what with shattered glass scattered everywhere and the absence of a sign. I’ve been to a few galleries in my day, but none that looked like a party house from the outside. I was just about to turn around when a woman with neon yellow streaks in her dark hair, swung open the old door and invited me into the dark-red brick building’s castle-like space. Piril Gunduz– the founder of this Bushwick art space, The Hollows– apologized for the broken window downstairs. “What happened?” I wondered. She shrugged. Strange, but it was actually broken windows at a brand new development next door that inspired Piril to curate an ongoing program called Bushwick in Time.

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