As The Wire showed us, teachers are the second most tragically under-appreciated part of urban life, right after dock workers (we keeed!). But we know all you teachers out there go through heckfire every day; Community Bookstore in Park Slope knows it too. That’s why it’s offering an Educators Night this Thursday: Teachers get 30 percent off any book in the store; plus a children’s books representative from Random House will be on hand, and there will be refreshments too. The teach appreash kicks off at 7pm Oct. 11.
WELP our dystopian nightmare has entered the “conspiracy theories about Halloween decorations at Roberta’s” stage, so it doesn’t look like things are getting better anytime soon. We’ve been tracking lots of ways to join the resistance, from volunteer opportunities and bystander intervention training to being a DIY graffiti vigilante and attending a 31-hour anti-Trump comedy marathon. We’re […]
Dan Savage, American author, activist for the LGBTQ+ community and the voice behind Savage Love, recently posted a message to Instagram reminding the public that everyone appointed to Donald Trump’s cabinet so far has opposed LGBTQ+ rights, “just so there’s no confusion.” It’s too easy to sit around feeling helpless right now, letting the dark cloud of anxiety regarding the future […]
There isn’t a lot of good news these days, and this morning proved no different as beloved Cobble Hill bookstore BookCourt announced it was closing after 35 years of serving the neighborhood. But not all indie bookstores are facing extinction just yet, and one such bookstore in Bushwick refuses to let the death march of 2016 portend a four-year […]