07/01/13 8:50am
You're alright, America. Photo by Derrick Sanskrit Kennelty-Cohen

You’re alright, America. Photo by Derrick Sanskrit Kennelty-Cohen

1. Coney Island’s “Flicks on the Beach” kicks off with a screening of Little Fugitive, the story of an adorable moppet who’s hiding from the consequences of what he thinks is A MURDER (Monday)

2. Or if you like your movies indoors and with half-price Sixpoint, check out Absence, the strange story of a disappearing pregnancy (Monday)

3. Make some friendship bracelets at Brooklyn Launchpad, so you can keep track of who your friends are. Put a tiny GPS tracker in them and you can keep track of where your friends are (Monday) (more…)

04/29/13 8:00am
Just like how you dance on your birthday, right?

Just like how you dance on your birthday, right?

1. Step in and out of Videology’s 12 hour Western marathon, featuring UnforgivenOnce 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 bookThe 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)

3. CSA Local Roots celebrates their second birthday at Local 61 with pinatas and a station to make instruments out of vegetables. Sounds like a party (Monday) (more…)

04/22/13 8:00am
Seriously, how do you go wrong with Harry Dean Stanton?

Seriously, how do you go wrong with Harry Dean Stanton?

1. Want to be part of Bushwick Open Studios but haven’t been to one of their mixers yet? They’ve got one more you can go to, at Little Skips, ya lousy procrastinator (Monday)

2. Videology shows two movies by local filmmakers about the evils of luxury developments in Brooklyn, The Vanishing City and The Domino Effect. Should be really…uplifting (Monday)

3. WORD kicks off World Book Night with some poetry read from Favorite American Poems. Wonder how many of them start “There once was a man from Nantucket.” (Monday) (more…)

03/25/13 8:22am
You can also ask Toure about Prince's bracket

You can also ask Toure about Prince’s bracket

1. Public Assembly is hosting some poetry, and according to the organizers, the world will never be the same. Bold statement (Monday)

2. Go wish a happy tenth birthday to The Believer. Don’t forget to bring a gift, that’s an age where there’s still tears if they don’t get their way (Monday)

3. We found out last week that the Reverend Vince Anderson is a Met fan, so go to his show and between sets ask him what kind of season he thinks Lucas Duda will have (Monday) (more…)

02/25/13 7:00am
I want YOU to come to Videology

I want YOU to come to Videology

1. Get thrizzled at Book Court by author Michael Kupperman’s stories of Einstein and Mark Twain solving mysteries (Monday)

2. Hampshire College hosts their alumni (including Eugene Mirman) at Union Hall in a display of how much better their college is than your college (Monday)

3. Find out if it goes to 11, at Videology (Monday)

4. Dive into Freddy’s back room for some comedy, but be careful: there are no lifeguards on duty (Monday) (more…)

11/26/12 10:00am

Hell yes you can.

1. Eat some Japanese food to benefit the Rockaways. Nom nom nom. (Monday)

2. Learn how destroying the patriarchy can take the form of being a hollaback girl. (Monday)

3. Check out this YA author panel and you can have something to rap about with the kids when you see them on the street. (Tuesday)

4. Check out a lecture from the Masters of Social Gastronomy on how dieting is some bullshit. (Tuesday) (more…)

08/15/12 7:00am

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 Brunch on 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…)

08/07/12 10:37am

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!

07/25/12 7:00am

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

05/30/12 1:00pm

Stephanie is leaving all this behind. Via BitchcakesNY.

Looks like it’s jobs week here 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…)