Cool Hunting Video: Flex

Remarkable skills, creativity and self-expression combine to define Flex dancing

Not long ago, we were honored to meet some of Brooklyn, NY’s premiere competitive dancers and experts in the Flex style. We spent a few hours with the crew—learning about the style and watching some fantastic moves—and their remarkable talents were mesmerizing. Check out the documentary “Flex Is Kings,” (airing this week in NYC and available for preorder on Vimeo) to find out even more …

Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O’Riley

Transforming pop music hits into classical piano masterpieces

In a private residence on NYC’s Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O’Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces, O’Riley (host of NPR’s From The Top and composer of original work) explains how, during intimate performances for artists and members of high society’s creative class during the early days …

Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning

An immersive theater experience transports the audience back to the Prohibition era, interpreting a murder mystery from a new angle each week

On 14 March 1935 in the Bronx, New York, a man named Frank Spano was shot to death in front of his 12-year-old son Dominick. John Guerrieri, the man who held the gun, was their neighbor and father to Dominick’s friend—and would later get off scot-free with no jail time. Nearly eight decades later, Spano’s granddaughter and artist Cynthia Von Buhler, has tried to solve …