Laugh about kids–without your kids!–at our storytelling event, Sleepless in Brooklyn, this Saturday night at Roulette theater. Comedian Charles Star will host as Amy Sohn (Motherland), Victoria Brown (Grace in the City), Louise Sloan (Knock Yourself Up), Eliza Factor (The Mercury Fountain), and Abby Sher (Amen, Amen, Amen) share parenting war stories about everything from single motherhood to horrific meltdowns, and Dave Mandl (Brooklyn Rail, The Believer and WFMU DJ), plays the magic mixtapes that soothed his once-colicky baby. Greenlight Bookstore will be selling the authors’ novels, and beer and wine are available for purchase. Light fare and tickets, on the other hand, are FREE with RSVP, thanks to the sponsorship of Forefront Church, now at Roulette every Sunday.
A few years ago Paula Mejia had to pick a topic to write for her thesis as a student at George Washington University’s English graduate program. Around that same time came the call for new proposals by Bloombury’s 33 1/3 book series, each of which spotlights a particular noteworthy album. “[Professor and author] Gayle Wald was […]
We are beyond excited for our first family food fair, One More Bite, this Sunday at The Green Building. As moms, we’re fully aware of the joy—and the frustration—that comes from feeding our kids. With that in mind, we’ve planned a day that (we hope) will make trying new foods fun. As your children work their […]
“Should I be planning a funeral for my sense of humor?” I wondered during the second presidential debate, as Donald Trump loomed behind Hillary Clinton and then threatened to have her jailed. I should have been laughing at my friend’s Jaws jokes, but instead I climbed underneath the bar, hugging my wine and wishing for Xanax. Before I started sitting shiva for my laughter, however, I remembered that amid the steady stream of alt-right memes and clips of Trump telling Billy Bush exactly where he likes to grab women, the internet also provides escapes from the political melee swirling around us. Reductress is one of the best ports in the storm.
Wowie, would you get a load of this weather?! I don’t know whether to be happy or slightly alarmed that it’s late October and I had to run my AC for the past two nights, but I gotta admit that the sun feels good on my face this afternoon so I’m going with it! It’s sort […]
Walking into smallhome, a matchbox-sized storefront on Metropolitan near the Graham Avenue stop on the L train in Williamsburg, feels like spiriting through a portal to rural America. Cluttered with handcrafted wares that range from white sage body wash to the perfect red plaid handkerchief, the store’s displays feature creative props like a rusted ladder, and assortment of […]