Royal Flash: Kingdom PopUp @Knitting Factory

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As NYC music aficionados know, the Knitting Factory is not a historical landmark dating back from the Industrial Revolution, but is a Williamsburg music venue featuring alt-rock greats old and new.

This weekend, playing at the Metropolitan Ave locale is the pop-up shop of Williamsburg bar/boutique Kingdom, featuring indie fashion from designers based in and out of the greater north Brooklyn area.

On Wed at New York Magazine‘s bbq, held at Good Company in Williamsburg (and catered by Boerum Hill Montreal-style Kosher deli Mile End), I ran into Kingdom owner Bob Bland, the fashion designer behind the likewise regally named line Brooklyn Royalty. Both she and her store are in a time of transition: she being five months’ pregnant and Kingdom closing down in Aug to prep for autumn/winter stock.  More > >

From London to the ‘Burg … The Murder of the Holy King Review

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Caesar Pink’s novel “The Murder of the Holy King” evokes an explosion of emotions and feelings. It is the philosophical mutterings of an artistic soul. It describes the journey across America of a man, who sets off with the hopes of finding himself, but in which he ends up losing himself, in his own creative dynamism. This non-linear memoir makes you reminiscent of times not experienced.  More > >