We’ve had a lot of fun at the Mets’ expense this year, but believe us when we say it comes from a genuine place of love and heartbreak. Why else spend so much time on them? So when we say that tomorrow the season probably peaks, we’re only saying it as frustrated realists. But their season probably does peak, with tomorrow’s doubleheader against the hated Atlanta Braves featuring phenom-of-the-moment Matt Harvey pitching the first game at 1:10pm and phenom-of-the-future Zack Wheeler making his major league debut pitching the night game a 7:10. If you were ever gonna play hooky from work to post up and watch baseball on TV, tomorrow’s the day. Here’s a few places to do just that. (more…)
2. Deadspin and Gawker contributor Drew Magary will be at Book Court to inform you that yes, bloggers can have and even raise children (Monday)
3. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies commences their lecturing again, this time on famous rivals throughout history. Not on the program: you versus your constant desire to touch yourself (Tuesday) (more…)
It’s hard to get good nutrition in when your bank account chains you to a ramen-and-easy-mac existence. But there’s a simple way to bring fresh fruits and veggies into your diet without diving into the worm-eaten produce selection at the bottom of the C-Town barrel. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs provide weekly packages filled with fresh-picked organic goodies, and if you share them with a friend or two, they’re even cheaper (and the food doesn’t go rotten as quickly!) A lot of CSA deadlines have passed for the season, but there are still a whole bunch ready for registration. We’ve rounded up some info on how to join, deadlines, volunteer requirements and other nitty-gritty details; take a look, and start signing up! (more…)
2. The Moth’s Dan Kennedy has a new book out and he wants you to come to Powerhouse Arena so he can talk to you about his new book. You should do it (Tuesday)
3. The Masters of Social Gastronomy talk about futurism and food, and ironically, futurism actually comes from the past (Tuesday)
1. A professional psychotherapist stops by BookCourt to talk about the WAR over the DSM V. Maybe he’ll diagnose you while he’s there (Monday)
2. Gowanus Open Studios is here to remind people that art happens in places south of Williamsburg, so see what they’re all about at their launch party (Monday)
We’re not sure when this was decided, but movies are for rich people. This innocent pastime which once welcomed all tax brackets into its chilly, air conditioned arms seems to have slipped away, and for many of us, the days of seeing cinematic wonders unfold before us on a screen larger than a laptop screen are naught but a memory.
Well, we don’t know how to fight that, but we do know that doing something that doesn’t include the overconsumption of alcohol and subsequent high bar tab shouldn’t lead to regret and an empty checking account. So, we’ve rounded up this list of Brooklyn theaters where you can go to the movies for cheap(er). (more…)
Sure, New York’s filled with writers and wannabe writers, but with all the noise, nightlife and other distractions (not to mention, that pesky rent thing) aren’t exactly conducive to penning the next Tender Is The Night. That’s one of the reasons why writers’ retreats like Bread Loaf in Vermont and Mesa Refuge in California are so popular: they give budding Virginia Woolfs and Truman Capotes the chance to isolate themselves from the rest of the world and work on their Great American Novels with other writers around to inspire them and egg them on. With that in mind, Cobble Hill bookstore mecca BookCourt‘s trying to get their own writers’ lair in the Catskills off the ground, and they’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to help drum up the funds for it. (more…)
Last summer, we celebrated Martin Amis moving to Brooklyn, and all the nice things he said about us. But, like so many stories of country bumpkins moving to the big city with big dreams only to see them dashed against the rocks, Amis’ story has taken a bitter turn, according to London’s Evening Standard:
“He finds it terribly transactional and, ironically given he was viewed as a literary hipster, he views the Brooklyn hipster scene as populated by conventional posers,” says my man on the street corner. “He doesn’t go out as much as he did and has developed a reputation as a curmudgeon.”
Of course, hating Brooklyn because of hipsters when people consider you a hipster is the most Brooklyn thing that can possibly happen, so maybe Amis is just fitting right in.
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…)
Last year, Lit Crawl rolled through Cobble Hill and brought joy to all the reading and drinking boys and girls in the neighborhood. So of course they’re doing it again this year, and now that they’ve gotten help from you nice people, they’re ready to announce the schedule of events for the crawl, on Saturday May 18. It landed in our inbox this morning, and it looks great! On tap: stories of freelance horror, your life in six words and more literary trivia battles. And just like last year, it’s all free. (more…)
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