The bubbles of Bushwick are majestic. I've seen bubbles sailing off rooftops, I've seen bubbles swirling around my feet while standing in line for Roberta's Pizza, and I've seen bubbles fly out of the Morgan Avenue subway station. Bubbles everywhere, and everyone seems to love them.
It is vital that Bernie sweeps New York on April 19. Concentrating on Brooklyn in particular is a strategically wise move. The area is New York's most populous borough, towering over Manhattan by some one million people, and overall Brooklyn makes up about 10 percent of the state's population.
These statistics don't lie; hairdressing is full of opportunity. Look at me: From England, I came to America with $1,500. Hard work in an artisanal craft means twenty years later, I'm the sole owner of a multimillion dollar brand with three salons and two schools in the greatest city in the world.
The way that Facebook and other social media platforms have spawned these digital mourning rituals seems the fodder for contemporary essays or even fiction. But it might not seem the most obvious subject for theater, a form known for its live, immediate, and generally non-digitized format.
For just over an hour, Run the Jewels weren't just playing just another show, they weren't playing just another festival, they were playing to the hearts and minds of the crowd that braved the wind and rain during their set and the heat waiting for them to arrive.
This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.