Santa, dreidels, the inspiring austerity of a Festivus pole—these holiday symbols and practices are all well and good, but if there’s one truly shared, universal holiday tradition, it’s food. And if there’s one thing we forget amidst the holiday hullabaloo, it’s that food is hilarious when you sing about it. Just hearken back to the SNL days of Dana Carvey “Choppin Broccoli” or Adam Sandler serenading Chris Farley’s Lunch Lady. It only makes sense that Jukebox, the live, monthly karaoke/storytelling/comedy event at Union Hall where everyone involved gives a performance based on a song, then gives the karaoke version of the song, has made this month’s theme, Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom. The lineup includes always funny comic Dave Rees and Mamrie Hart among others, so there’s a good chance food song comedy magic will strike more than once. Grab a ticket and dig in!
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]
The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, and it has us thinking about what to read as the weather grows cooler. Who better to recommend a great book than one of Brooklyn’s many writers? We talked to a distinguished group of local authors about what they’re looking forward to curling up with–or baking from–this fall. […]
There’s something I’ve always found vaguely unsatisfying about short story collections, even by authors I adore. The luxury of a novel, for me, is to sink into a fictional world for an extended period of time and to fall in love with the characters I meet there. Short stories don’t allow enough time for that, […]