The runaway success of Go the F**ck to Sleep, Adam Mansbach’s children’s book for adults (whose title sums up the nightly exasperation of parents everywhere), has obscured the fact that Mansbach is first and foremost a novelist with a deep knowledge of hip hop and street culture that pops up in his fiction. His latest novel, Rage is Back, is about a legendary New York City graffiti artist who disappears after a row with a cop, and returns 16 years later to seek revenge (it’s also magic realist novel, so a magical staircase in DUMBO makes an appearance, too). He reads from the book tonight at powerHouse Arena, though he probably won’t mind if you bring your copy of GTFTS to sign. Before you go, check out his favorite spots for street art in New York, and the bedtime stories he actually reads his daughter.
Wed December 11, 2013Although most of us city-dwellers are oblivious to it, we are right in the middle of hunting season. Maybe we don’t have to wear orange every time we go out to avoid being hit, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the spoils of New York State’s woods and fields. To that […]
Sat December 14, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013It’s the holiday season, and though we all love the idea of mingling with friends and family, drinking eggnog and exchanging presents, that sense of merriment doesn’t always extend to the shopping part that goes with it. This weekend Word is easing the process by inviting you to its […]
Looking to while away a few hours this weekend? Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, which is in my opinion one of the best watering holes in Brooklyn, has been inviting different food vendors to set up camp in its backyard on Sunday afternoons as part of its new Flatbush Food Court series. This week, Palenque will […]
Dear Holly, I started my small business for a reason–I wanted to be in control and create a unique atmosphere. I own a coffee shop and have seen a lot of success; but now I’m feeling conflicted about the future. I’ve read that you encourage people to grow, but what about all of us who […]
Fri December 13, 2013Mike Tyson’s affirmation: “My style is impetuous; my defense is impregnable; and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart! I want to eat his children!” may not be as poetic as Muhammad Ali’s: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” but Tyson was known more for ear eating than eloquence anyways. Tyson grew up breaking […]