Having facial hair in Brooklyn has become more common than having a New York City accent in New York. Whether you’re sporting the lumberjack look, the ZZ Top look, the I-forgot-to-shave-this-morning look, the handlebar hipster ‘stache, or the bearded lady look, there’s a place for you here. This Saturday at Warsaw, the Gotham City Beard Alliance are holding their third annual Beard and Mustache Competition. Put your facial hair up against some of the best in 13 categories, including “styled mustache,” “full beard over one foot,” “women’s most fantastic,” and “women’s most realistic.” There will be bands, belly dancers and raffle prizes in addition to drink specials and delicious pierogies. All proceeds from the event will go to the local NYC MS Society chapter. Buy your tickets now!
Gopnik argues that the whole idea of “parenting” as a modern task that we are supposed to master, like whipping up gourmet meals each night in our chef’s kitchens and cultivating a yoga practice that includes various acrobatic feats, has little to do with what young children actually need to learn about the world around them. If you think about this for a minute it’s a very liberating idea, and one backed by an immense body of research, both from Gopnik’s child psychology lab at U.C. Berkley and from her colleagues in the field around the world.
While “Sarong Party Girls” by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is often hilarious, it’s also a sobering read as it raises questions about misogyny, gender politics at work, class differences, and materialism in modern Singapore.
Whether you’re headed out of town for Labor Day, already planning ahead for a fall road trip, or just need something new to listen to while you clean your apartment or commute, here are the six podcasts we’ve been buzzing about here at Brooklyn Based.
A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two […]
It kind of feels like we are the only ones in Brooklyn at the moment, I Am Legend-style, so if you are reading this, rest assured that you aren’t alone and there is plenty of stuff going on around here for the next seven days to round out your Ideal Week. (Also, no actual vampiric-zombie beasts. That we have first-hand knowledge of.)