The Heavy Empty: Benjamin Wentworth’s one-man-band

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Music on Wednesday 18 April 2012

This is the sound of just one multi-talented Brooklyn-based guy. You can hear hard-hitting drums, melodic guitar strains, soaring trumping notes, moving bass and dabbles of synth on Benjamin Wentworth’s first EP, Some Rumors are True. I love to listen while working. It works with no vocals, but The Heavy Empty is looking for a pair of windpipes. Is that you? Watch out to see what happens in the future. There may be even collaboration with Denimu.

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AGWF: a Brooklyn-based curatorial team

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By Rushern Baker in New Art on Wednesday 4 April 2012

AGWF is a Brooklyn-based curatorial team whose goal is to foster a dialogue between artists and transform the way people look at art in general. In a post-Occupy Wall Street world, they’re re-shaping the dialogue around art and politics.

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New work from Brooklyn illustrator Thomas Pitilli

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By Thomas Pitilli in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 March 2012

I consider myself a very lucky person to get to draw pictures for a living. I find inspiration in many things, including the culture that I live in, the art I look at, the food I eat, the people I interact with, and the music I listen to.

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Lost At E Minor store: Urban Cricket Clothing

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Saturday 3 March 2012

You don’t have to live in Williamsburg to love the You Killed Brooklyn tee by Urban Cricket. With a feel for the vintage and a personalized illustration style, the Urban Cricket product line speaks to anyone with a love for casual wear and a hint of creativity.

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Funny note left on a pole in Brooklyn

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 24 November 2011

It’s been suggested that the lure that ultimately roped John Lennon into Yoko Ono’s spell was the word ‘Yes’ written in tiny writing on the roof of her gallery exhibit. ‘Yes!’ It’s such a positive word, so packed with meaning, as this notice on a pole in an arty block in Brooklyn attests.

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Sneak peek at the 2012 Sketchbook Project World Tour

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By Eli in New Art on Tuesday 8 November 2011

The Sketchbook Project collects thousands of artists’ sketchbooks from across the globe and exhibits them in cities all over the world. The crew just posted a sneak peek at some of the finished sketchbooks that have just arrived at Project HQ in Brooklyn.

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Head Hoods

Christopher Stribley Reader Find

By Christopher Stribley in New Fashion on Tuesday 1 November 2011

For my money (some day, when I have some), you can’t get a cooler hoodie than you’ll find at Head Hoods. I first stumbled across their work when I was out photographing street art in the East Village.

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The Makers: photo project celebrating local craftsmanship

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By Christine Utterberg in New Events on Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Makers is a photo project started by photographer Jennifer Causey. Interested in all the handmade and artisan products being made in Brooklyn, Causey began documenting them. Each photo series and interview celebrates a handcrafted product, from fragrances to chocolate, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmen at work.

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Awesome video for new DDIILLIIAANN song

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By dilian in New Music on Wednesday 3 August 2011

Based in Brooklyn, DDIILLIIAANN likes traditional ways of structuring songs as much as deconstructing them. Live shows tend to be fun, including great collaborators on different sound making devices and mathematical equations.

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The Twenty Sided Store: where it’s hip to be nerd

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By Melissa Banigan in Cool Travel on Tuesday 2 August 2011

It’s hip to be a nerd, at least in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, home of the awesome Twenty Sided Store. Focusing on board games, Magic: the Gathering, and RPGs, the store hosts gaming nights sure to make your geek toes curl.

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Supermarket pumps out bacon smell to boost food sales

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Monday 18 July 2011

What will they stink of next? A chain of supermarkets in Brooklyn and Staten Island have began a radical experiment to pump the aromas of Lindt Chocolate and Smoky Bacon, among other flavours, into the air as a way to encourage mouth buds to start watering. And it seems to be working. Fruit sales are […]

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Photos of Brooklyn taken in 1974

Outasight Reader Find

By Outasight in New Photography on Thursday 23 June 2011

I originally caught wind of these photos on amazing artist/designer Scott Hansen’s blog. These photos, taken by Danny Lyon in Brooklyn in 1974, have such a gritty, yet nostalgic feel to them. As a native New Yorker, any New York history pieces leave me curious. Great finds. [Musician Outasight is writing guest posts for Lost at E Minor]

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Is Lia Ices the new Hipster Poster Child?

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Music on Sunday 29 May 2011

Attention hipsters: here’s a new role model for you. Lia Ices is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter with a refreshing style, cool melodies, and a good sense for minimalist avantgarde videos.

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Evolution of Fishnet Stockings series by CM

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By clara k in New Photography on Wednesday 4 May 2011

Brooklyn-based photographer CM’s interest in fishnet is being explored in a new series of nudes. The sexy series pairs the delicate netting of a fisherman’s cast net with a curvy female form in water. It begs the question: just how did fishnet evolve from a tool of necessity into a tool of seduction?

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Carrie Moyer

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 22 March 2011

I’m a fan of the mixed media paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Carrie Moyer: they range from abstract composition to more topical and symbol driven pieces.

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