Posts tagged Brooklyn
For the kids in Tehran’s underground rock scene, the dream was simple: party, make music, and escape to New York, where the life they wanted was legal. By 2011 three bands—the Yellow Dogs, Hypernova, and the Free Keys—had found their way to Brooklyn. 

But as their indie community thrived, one of the band members was sinking fast. Nancy Jo Sales discovers how, on November 11, four young Iranian musicians ended up dead. 

Yellow Dog Days: How Four Iranian Musicians Lived—and Died—in Brooklyn | Vanity Fair

For the kids in Tehran’s underground rock scene, the dream was simple: party, make music, and escape to New York, where the life they wanted was legal. By 2011 three bands—the Yellow Dogs, Hypernova, and the Free Keys—had found their way to Brooklyn.

But as their indie community thrived, one of the band members was sinking fast. Nancy Jo Sales discovers how, on November 11, four young Iranian musicians ended up dead.

Yellow Dog Days: How Four Iranian Musicians Lived—and Died—in Brooklyn | Vanity Fair

stfusexists:

kelsium:

indierawk:

Via BuzzFeed. #truth

Dudes, Ithaca and Ann Arbor have all of those things and actually affordable rent. 

Yeah, but Portland and Brooklyn also have “near cooler places”, like the entire east coast and Seattle. Ithaca is sadly lacking on that front. 

We would also like to add “jobs” under the Brooklyn category. No offense to Portland, but, y’know, that whole “where hipsters go to retire” thing has gotta be half-true, right? *ducks*

stfusexists:

kelsium:

indierawk:

Via BuzzFeed. #truth

Dudes, Ithaca and Ann Arbor have all of those things and actually affordable rent. 

Yeah, but Portland and Brooklyn also have “near cooler places”, like the entire east coast and Seattle. Ithaca is sadly lacking on that front. 

We would also like to add “jobs” under the Brooklyn category. No offense to Portland, but, y’know, that whole “where hipsters go to retire” thing has gotta be half-true, right? *ducks*

I think the media story of the year, in 2010, was the New York Times’ discovery of Brooklyn. Once a day there’s a story about all the riches offered in that borough. There are young men and women wearing ironic glass frames on the streets. There are open air markets, like trading posts in the early Chippewa tribe, where you can make beads at home and then trade them for someone to come over and start a small fire in your apartment that you share with nine others. Artisanal cheeses. For sale, on the streets of an entire American borough. It’s been fascinating to watch the paper venture over the bridge. Venture through the tunnel. Go out to the outer reaches. The outer boroughs of the city. All different sections of the paper. They are making grilled cheese sandwiches in the streets… Yes, it’s just fantastic, it’s like Marrakesh over there… I’m leaving here to get to an artisanal market that just opened up today. It’s a flash artisanal market. The newest thing.

NBC’s Brian Williams on “Morning Joe,” via The Atlantic Wire. (via langer)

I’ve already posted the video, but these words bear repeating.

(via kateoplis)

(Source: langer, via kateoplis)