Almost Independence Day
On July 5, at 6:30 p.m., in a place with the appealingly humble name The Backyard Garden, located in Red Hook but toward Cobble Hill (or would that be Carroll Gardens?), there will be a varied and fascinating event, somewhat tied to the new Believer music issue (which I must say is deeply satisfying). Enjoy some vintage Downtown writing, insights into the Eurovision song contest, musings on music and mystery, really good short-short stories, startling original music, a possible surprise guest. Directions and more details about the terrific participants are here.
Unrelated: Read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Horror at Red Hook."