Take a collection of stories, essays, poetry and other stuff that funny-man Judd Apatow finds funny himself, and that’s reason enough to recommend this book to anyone who can read. Add in the fact that proceeds go to the literacy-teaching org 826 National, and it’s a no-brainer. Edited by Apatow, I Found This Funny includes stuff by Fitzgerald, Franzen, O’Brien (Conan), Alice Munro and others. Not all of it’s funny, Apatow says, but it makes him laugh anyway. The book’s $25 at Word in Greenpoint, at Greenlight in Fort Greene and probably a few other places too. And to learn more about 826 NYC, stop by their headquarters at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co. in Park Slope.
Last week, a Huffington Post contributor by the name of Cori Carl penned an article telling New Yorkers to abdicate the city that never sleeps for a city that actually sleeps just fine: Toronto. To Carl’s surprise, I imagine, the post drew guffaws not from New Yorkers but from Torontonians themselves — so much so, in fact, that Carl published a followup essay […]
This year, we’ve learned that the most terrifying thing some people can imagine is a clown slowly stalking them from a forest. For others (me), it’s the thought of this election being stuck in a Twilight Zone-ish scenario that actually doesn’t end of Nov. 8 and carries on forever until the earth is mercifully swallowed by the […]
From the NY Post today: As residential buildings continue to replace parking lots and garages around New York City, finding permanent space for your car has never been harder. But drivers looking to buy their own space now have a reason for hope. The Parking Club, a renovated 130-space parking garage at 185-187 Pacific St. […]