Have you heard the phrase “saying you’re a writer in Brooklyn is like saying you’re an actor in LA”? Kinda funny but not exactly true, as there’s nothing stopping you from writing whenever you feel like it, and lots of people in Brooklyn blog, pitch, publish, Tumbl or Moleskine away every day. We’ve got loads of events and workshops that let you do more than scream into the abyss too. Tonight is our favorite type: the free-booze kind (is there any other?). Her Girl Friday, a new Brooklyn support group for women in journalism and non-fiction storytelling, is hosting its inaugural networking event at Brooklyn Winery featuring speakers Annia Ciezadlo, a former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad; Amy O’Leary, deputy news editor for The New York Times; and Jessica Devaney, communications and production manager at Just Vision. The free even starts at 7. The first 40 people get a free glass of wine, but the networking is unlimited.
Cuffing season is over. Spring is in the air. Pheromones are fully excreting. Don’t look now, but your libido is showing, and it’s unsettling for the general public. Look, I get it. That liberating feeling of putting on your first “Suns Out Guns Out” tank top of the year makes you want to display all […]
Neither time nor the sea nor a lack of funds will shut down Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook if Tone Balzano Johansen, widow of the late great Sunny Balzano, can help it. Johansen has been fighting hard to keep the old-school Brooklyn holdout in existence since Superstorm Sandy, and now it’s not the waters that […]
On my walk home from the Morgan Ave. station I passed a wall that is usually covered in flyers. People looking for roommates, the ubiquitous Dan Smith offering his endless guitar lessons, posters promoting local comedy nights and all manner of other things. One particularly chilly night in February, I was hurrying along the street and […]