Don’t blink. You may have missed another Rail event. Our most dazzling art show, “Made in Brooklyn: Selection 1,” curated by our publisher, Phong Bui, just closed in early March. It was capped off with a festive evening of readings and Cuban music. That came in the wake of a quiet lively reading we sponsored in late February by poet D. Nurkse, who’s interviewed elsewhere in this issue. Sprinkled throughout these pages, you’ll also find announcements of an NYU panel on the arts and neighborhood change that we’re involved wit, and of a regular reading series, organized by our forceful new fiction editor, Donald Breckenridge, that we’ll be holding starting in May as the main branch of the Brookyln Public Library. Check ‘em out, they’re all great events.
And be sure to stop by our revamped website, www.brooklynrail.org, a product of the prowess and handiwork of our stalwarts Michael Bubb, Amelia Hennighausen and Beth Rosenberg. There you can find your back issues, announcements of upcoming events, and the real nitty gritty, like our mission statement. Interactively speaking, we’d also like to hear more from you, the reader. By all means, feel free to write us a letter and let us know how the Rail makes you feel—angry, dizzy, and gleeful are three of many possible responses.
And one more note of thanks: to Amelia, our designer (etc.) extraordinaire, for making this issue—and all of the much, much more that we’re doing—happen… She rules.