Kerman, author of the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the basis for the Netflix series we all binged watch in one sitting, will lead a conversation among an inspiring group of formerly incarcerated women. (more…)
Today is Veterans Day, a holiday to honor the men and women who have fought in combat while serving in the armed forces. Woodrow Wilson officially declared it a holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,” and was originally designated Armistice Day, the first anniversary of the end of World War I (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
Armistice Day was changed by law to Veterans Day in the 1950s after the Korean War once we realized that “the war to end all wars” failed to do just that. But why lump all veterans under one holiday? The new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway), WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, offers insight. (more…)
It’s all gonna break. (via flickr user Planetgordon.com)
Citi Bike is all sorts of terrible things, they some crazy people say, but it is quite the jobs creator. The ever-embattled bike share program’s got lots of open positions available in Brooklyn, from checkers to dispatchers to “outreach ambassadors,” so screw all those college kids who got full time jobs before they even graduated, eh? We’ve rounded up a few other available gigs that are ripe for the picking, too, so you can spend summer fighting your landlord for lower rent money in financial peace. (more…)
If those not-so-subtle emails from your mother with links to Kindle covers haven’t tipped you off yet, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it would probably behoove you to do something nice for the woman who birthed you, lest she spend the rest of the year reminding you she didn’t even get a sappy Hallmark card from you. Luckily, there are lots of things going on in Brooklyn this weekend, so if your loving matriarch’s headed over to these parts, you can celebrate her in style. Here are a few ideas. (more…)
Yeah, this job doesn’t look too bad. (via flickr user Goosefriend)
Oh hello, job hunters! Now that you’ve gotten off Craigslist, you’ve no doubt shut your computer and are going door-to-door begging some poor sucker to give you a job, ANY job, seriously, LOOKIT MY FACE, HOW CAN YOU REFUSE THIS FACE. We’ve been there, don’t worry. Luckily, there are a whole bunch of jobs opening up this season to get your summer rent in place — check them out below: (more…)