If you weren’t lucky enough to grab tickets to Reggie Watts’s now sold-out show at Glasslands, don’t think you’ve missed out on the best comedy on offer this week, because there’s more than enough to go around. Personally, this Monday’s edition of Night Train with Wyatt Cynac at Littlefield can’t come soon enough for me—with a musical guest spot by indie rock heavyweight Mike Doughty, it might be tempting to breeze past the main comedy portion of the night. Except that, in addition to former Daily Show-er Cynac, this week features longtime comedy legend Jackie Kashian, and up-and-comer Mike Lawrence, whose appearances on Marc Maron’s WTF have been so equally hilarious and riveting that I can’t remember a comedian I’ve looked forward to seeing for the first time more. Also on offer Monday night is the always great Dive Comedy at Freddy’s. Cohost Brooke Van Poppelen has been generating some recent heat after being named one of Esquire Magazine’s ‘Best New Standups of 2012’ , and her partner Guilia Rozzi, a Moth Grand Slam Champion, is no slouch either. Either show is a safe bet to putting the pain of the start of a new workweek behind you.–V.R.
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.)