1. Step in and out of Videology’s 12 hour Western marathon, featuring Unforgiven, Once Upon a Time in the West and a movie with some chump named John Wayne, among others (Monday)
2. Meg Wolitzer drops in to WORD to talk about her new book, The Interestings, which is an ironic tale about a boring family with the surname “Interesting.” Ah, just kidding, it’s not about that at all (Monday)
The michelada doesn’t cost much; pairs well with scrambled egg enchiladas. Photo by Salma Khalil.
When you say you’re drinking “cocktails,” people assume you’re drinking something high class. And it’s true; cocktail ingredients usually do come with a higher price tag, If a recipe calls for three or four types of liquor, you’re looking at an easy $100 or more. I learned this the hard way, spending a sizable portion of the advance for my book, Boozy Brunchon the bottles needed for recipe testing. (Not that I’m complaining; making cocktails isn’t exactly manual labor.)
Yet I also learned that plenty of cocktails and mixed drinks don’t cost as much to make. And there are a few drinks that are just plain cheap. So I’m pleased to present a few drink recipes that will leave you with enough money to buy something to eat as well. Read below to enter to win a copy of the book too! (more…)
Our friends at Work It Brooklyn are putting together what is sure to be a nice evening of food and writer-on-writer action at Word in Greenpoint. The Aug. 22 Meat and Eat potluck is a chance to connect with fellow writers (poetry, short- and long-form, prose, etc.) in an cute bookstore setting, share ideas, pitch stores, form workshops and do other things that writers do when they’re around each other. And Word is providing the wine too. It’s free but space is super limited so jump on it now!
Hey girl, you going to finish that free glass of wine?
Like every good Tumblr, the meme-sensation Feminist Ryan Gosling by Danielle Henderson got a book deal. And it’s celebrating that with a party at Word Housing Works in Soho on Aug. 2. Greenpoint’s Word bookstore will be on hand selling books. It is unclear if the event will feature readings from the book (has there ever been a live Tumblr reading?) or if it will just be an hour and a half of staring longingly at pictures of R-Gos imaging his handsome brain processing Simone de Beauvoir essays. But either way, there will be free drinks provided by Tumblr, which Word calls “the most feminist blogging platform out there. No word on when the Park Slope Food Coop Ryan Gosling book is happening yet
Stephanie is leaving all this behind. Via BitchcakesNY.
Looks like it’s jobsweekhere at Brokelyn. Stephanie Anderson, manager of Greenpoint’s Word bookstore, is leaving at the end of June to take a job at a public library in Connecticut. Which means you can apply for her job to live out your Meg-Ryan-You’ve-Got-Mail fantasies of running a cute bookstore in a quaint neighborhood. And since the shop seems to be doing quite well, you won’t get that whole chased-out-of-business-by-Tom-Hanks part. (more…)