My friend Valerie and I were biking back to Clinton Hill from Williamsburg. It was evening; she wanted to take the Wythe route through the Jewish part of the neighborhood, as it was better lit and less hilly. I noticed a woman in a traditional white long sleeve blouse, long black skirt, and tights signaling… Continue reading The Jew, the Jew, and the Gentile
Neat maps used to tell New York stories that come from tax data. All my favorite things!
Here’s how this went last year. And now, checking in on those resolutions made for 2012: Do awesome photo projects Started the Brooklyn Bathroom Blog and have been going on fun photo outings. Also bartered grantwriting help with a photography lesson. Definitely giving space for photography exploration, though I’d like to enjoy what I do… Continue reading Resolutions: checking in and checking out (reprisal)
I’m really looking forward to being in this month’s Local Stories storytelling show themed Thanks a Lot! at Local 61 next Monday night at 8pm. It’s a really stellar crew (I feel like such a novice by comparison!), and promises to be a very fun evening. Did I mention it’s free?
Last month, I had the pleasure of performing in Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened To The Nerds storytelling show alongside the very talented and hilarious Robin Gelfenbien. She hosts and performs in a bunch of shows every month, has friends who are tax attorneys, and has been spotted on numerous occasions in a hot dog truck.… Continue reading Interview with Robin Gelfenbien: Comedienne and Storyteller
1. The Listserve is a massive e-mail list — a ‘listserv.’ 2. Each day, one person is randomly selected to write one e-mail to the growing list. That’s the only e-mail allowed to be sent to The Listserve. (And the winner’s e-mail address won’t be disclosed to the listserv — unless they want it to… Continue reading
Great example of smart, strategic, inflammatory activism and subsequent storytelling in a municipality.(Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
Narratively, a new digital publication devoted to original, true & in-depth stories about New York, is going to be big. They have an experienced team with fresh angles to journalism and a clear vision. I have often lamented how the news glosses over the most incredible human interest stories because there’s something flashier to be… Continue reading
Favorite show ever with the most incredible opening sequence ever. This is a neat look from HBO at how it came to be.Behind the Scenes: Opening Sequence of Six Feet Under
Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile, New York Times, featuring my storytelling teacher Adam Wade, who is a Moth champion with unconditional love for all of his students and the art of storytelling. It’s incredible what power a good story can have on the audience and on the orator. The Make-Your-Own Schoolhouse, New… Continue reading Required Reading for Today: Storytelling, Brains, and Saving the World