The Transom’s path to Proteus Gowanus, where we were headed to investigate an unusual holiday fair, took us straight over the canal. The sight of the mint-green water—looking even more ominous than usual on a rainy Sunday—inspired a case of rabbit-run-over-your-grave shivers, which turned out to be precisely the right state of mind for a first encounter with the Morbid Anatomy Library. Part art exhibit, part research library “surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture,” Morbid Anatomy is also a privately held cabinet of wonders, open (by appointment, usually) to the curious public. Read More
Patrick Waldo, 27, moved to the city in 2006, and—like so many before him—worked jobs in media and relegated his creative expression to the nocturnal hours. Such expression had two outlets. The first consisted of improv classes and performances at the UCB Theatre, the city’s proving ground for up-and-coming comedians. The second Read More
In 2010, flash sale giant Gilt Groupe dabbled in editorial content, restoring the glossy magazine editors felled by the axe of McKinsey & Company to their rightful, expense account-enabled glory, atop blogs like Gilt Taste, Insider, and MANual.
Those operations may have been a drop in the bucket for the billion-dollar company, Read More
It was not the cheeriest day for the opening of a carousel, last Thursday. The wind was gusting in off the East River, inverting umbrellas and disturbing sundresses under somber skies. The weather had turned against the free King Cones being doled out on the shores of Dumbo, but the first strains of fall were Read More
One sum of many a boozy, postfraternity fear, the Thrillist Hamptons pool party took place this weekend with much fanfare and drunken revelry. A party bus picked up a crew of young media bacchanalians at 11:30 a.m. outside of a Dunkin’ Donuts near midtown. The group got off to a slow start after a delinquent Read More
Everado Gout, the director of Dias de Gracia, wanted to be at the Core Club last Wednesday night but, as his brother informed Transom, “he has the shits.”
Some excuses are better than others.
Present or not, Mr. Gout debuted his film Wednesday at the Core’s private movie theater in front of an Read More
“It’s gone viral!” Senator Charles Schumer cried, summarizing Internet Week. Mr. Schumer delivered the keynote address this year, during which he announced his desire for a working group aimed at making New York America’s tech capital.
Mr. Schumer also boosted his own Brooklyn bona fides.
“Close to my house, there were these Jelly Pool concerts Read More
“There’s a whole new sphere of storytelling happening in different places,” said Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of the Tribeca Film Festival, onstage at the “world premiere,” as he put it, of a video game–the 1940s detective yarn L.A. Noire.
Then, as the audience looked on, a Rockstar Games employee took the stage, perched in Read More
Who do you have to frack to get some credit around here?
That’s what we’re wondering after a recent New York Times series on the latest hot-button environmental issue–hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking.” The Times series is packaged as a slow-cooked exposé, but a small team of reporters from ProPublica had been doggedly covering the practice Read More