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.
Our pal Tom Shillue has been showing up on The Tonight Show on a semi-regular basis as part of Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet, and some of his buddies from the show are starting to be regulars on Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Take Dion Flynn for example–he’s their go-to Barack Obama, and a regular player […]
Wed April 16, 2014If shooting shuffleboard at the Royal Palms has given you a taste for geriatric gaming, be sure to expand your repertoire by swinging through on Wednesday to check out weekly bingo night. Don’t worry, this isn’t your typical stuffy church basement affair—it’s hosted by Linda Simpson and Murray Hill, celebrity drag personalities […]
Mon April 21, 2014Ok, last weekend proved that we are finally out of the vortex, and it’s time to shift focus to nice, outdoor things, like picnics, bbqs, pig roasts and seafood boils. To get your first taste of that last one this season, buy your ticket now for the annual backyard clam boil at […]
Thu April 17, 2014Did you know that the Roof at Whole Foods hosts events like a weekly Wednesday trivia night? Me neither, which is why I was delighted to discover that starting this Thursday, the health food mega-facility will be serving monthly beer dinners in partnership with selected breweries. This month, Queens-based Singlecut Beersmiths is […]
At this point you’ve probably either used a car service app like Uber, or ridden with someone who has. We love that they take the guesswork out of when your car will arrive–one of the biggest mysteries of calling a car service dispatch is why they say “seven minutes” when what they really mean is […]