The publishers of The Awl/The Hairpin/Splitsider/The Wirecutter released another tool-named blog today, The Billfold, which will for sure be a repository of personal finance issues covered in all sorts of engaging, non-SEO friendly headlines. And we declare war on them that will be carried out through awkward personal interviews with their editors and passive aggressive linkbacks! JKJKJK! It will probably be illuminating and useful in that particular Awl way, so we’ll be checking back on it often. It’s edited by Mike Dang, managing editor at Long Reads, and Logan Sachon, an Awl contributor. The highlights so far are this tale of tattoo removal at a free clinic and this post about “middle class snack kids,” bemoaning the risk of even the thriftiest among us becoming weak in the face of endless snacking. And if you can read about IRA tips without your eyes exploding in boredom, they’ve got that kinda stuff too.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]