4 Talks and Readings: Pretentiousness, Bad Women, and How to Smoke Pot

TUESDAY Release for Jacob Victorine’s Flammable Matter April 19 at 7 p.m. at WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin Street. Jacob Victorine’s first book of poetry, Flammable Matter, bears witness to the metaphorical immolation of oppressed bodies in our world. It’s a raw and powerful testament to living through trauma. He’ll be joined by Rico Frederick, a Trinidadian author of … Continue reading 4 Talks and Readings: Pretentiousness, Bad Women, and How to Smoke Pot

Talks and Readings: Sex, Shift Scheduling, and Student Debt

This week: everything you generally avoid talking about gets talked about. Monday, Sept. 15 Hot, Wet and Shaking: Talking About Sex with Kaleigh Trace Kaleigh Trace is a disabled, queer, feminist sex educator with a mission: to promote “safe, shame-free and consensual sex people of all abilities, ethnicities, races, orientations, and gender identities.” Among other things, … Continue reading Talks and Readings: Sex, Shift Scheduling, and Student Debt

Find Out What in the World Would Make VICE Leave the Williamsburg Bubble

If you’ve seen Page One, the doc about the New York Times, you’ll remember the tonguelashing media reporter David Carr gave Shane Smith when the VICE founder implied that the Grey Lady’s coverage of Liberia amounted to silly little pieces about surfing: “Just because you put on a fucking safari helmet,” growled Carr, “and looked … Continue reading Find Out What in the World Would Make VICE Leave the Williamsburg Bubble

Meet the Man Behind Blish, Who Admits He Went ‘a Little Overboard’ With All Those Flyers

If you’ve noticed these incendiary posters hung around Brooklyn, you’ll be happy to know we found the man behind the curtain. Mark, who opted not to share his last name—“because I’ve been putting down so many blogs”—is a 25-year-old reality-TV producer with (no surprise here) a history of rejection and a big-ass chip on his … Continue reading Meet the Man Behind Blish, Who Admits He Went ‘a Little Overboard’ With All Those Flyers

Katie Heaney and Chiara Atik On Girls: ‘I Hate It When Marnie Reminds Me of Me’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls. The text in gray belongs Katie Heaney, the author of Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date and an editor at BuzzFeed. The text in blue belongs to her roommate, Chiara … Continue reading Katie Heaney and Chiara Atik On Girls: ‘I Hate It When Marnie Reminds Me of Me’