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Björk Posts Kickstarter Plea To Launch ‘Biophilia Educational Program’

January 28, 2013

Singer, songwriter & Brooklyn Heights resident Björk wants your cash, baby! The artist has posted a plea on Kickstarter to raise funds to develop a Biophilia app for Android/Windows 8 to support her Biophilia Educational Program.

She writes on the webbie…

the biophilia educational program is a new way to teach children about science and music. it has met with success in many cities, sparking interest from kids and educators all over the world, from south america to east asia to africa. the most interest has come from students from low-income households and schools with underfunded art budgets, and the only way to bring the project to those people is to have biophilia reprogrammed for android and windows 8. the biophilia educational project is strictly non-profit and volunteer-based, and that’s why we need your help.

Check out her video and read lots more on Kickstarter.

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Brooklyn Heights’ Rez Björk Garners Two Grammy Nods

December 6, 2012

Congrats to Brooklyn Heights resident, singer, songwriter and Icelandic artist Björk, whose “Biophilia” was nominated today for two Grammy awards: Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package. For the former nod, she’s up against Fiona Apple, M83, Gotye and Tom Waits. The latter: Boys & Girls, Charmer, Love This Giant and Swing Lo Magellan. The Grammys telecast is Sunday, February 10, 2013.

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Stumped for a Halloween Costume? Try These Brooklyn Heights Infused Ideas!

October 26, 2012

Tired of dressing up as “Sexy Cat in the Hat” or “Sexy Vampire” for Halloween? While “Sexy Ghost” may still be an option for you, why not try these Brooklyn Heights inspired costumes (feel free to add the words “Zombie”, “Sexy”, “Spooky” or “Bleh” to spice it up):

Bjork – As far as we know she’s still a Henry Street resident (when not touring the world) so dressing up like Iceland’s greatest export is a totally HYPERLOCAL idea! Don’t think you could pull it off? We think it’s a safe bet you can do better than this gal:

Any role Paul Giamatti has ever played – Whether it’s John Adams, Harvey Pekar, Miles from Sideways (photo), Paul Giamatti (as portrayed in Cold Souls) the greatest character actor of his generation is sure to inspire. For us, The Miles consisting of a pair of khakis, a blue shirt with giant wine stain is hard to beat for a last minute/brilliant costume. Throw in a large ceramic spitoon full of vino and you’re set for a great Halloween.

Lena Dunham – while her personal choice of Halloween costume may have set the interwebs on fire earlier this month, Dunham herself might be an inspiration for some. As a matter of fact you might not even need to buy pants. And if that still breaks the budget, try Lena’s Emmy look:

Truman Capote – Naturally. If there ever was a Brooklyn Heights related person who loved dress-up it was Capote. We’re fond of his look as Lionel Twain in the 1976 tour de farce Murder by Death pictured here.

Norman Mailer – The late author, raconteur and Brooklyn Heights resident is a golden opportunity for those in search of an intellectual and controversial choice. There are many ways to go with your Mailer – the NYC mayoral candidate (our choice), Gore Vidal’s nemesis, the worst husband in the world or walking around the nabe Norm.

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe – While Marilyn and Arthur never, ever lived in Brooklyn Heights together, we’re pretty sure there may have been some checkamaumau going down here between them.

Brooklyn Heights related movies and TV shows for your consideration:

What are your suggestions?

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