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  Here are the new books we’re most excited to curl up with this October   The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff (October 27)Schiff wrote two of our favorite biographies of all time, Cleopatra: A Life and Véra (Mrs. Nabokov), both of which are incredible renderings of very different (and very differently) influential women, and both of which beautifully demonstrate Schiff’s historical bona fides as well as her ability to spin a compelling narrative. So we really couldn’t be...
Fact: I am a big fan of self-medicating. And while there are plenty of occasions when there’s little to nothing that can be done to cure what ails me, being hungover is not one of those times. The problem, though, is that unlike the phenomenon of drunk eating, wherein anything and everything tastes ohmygodsofuckinggoodIwanttocry, eating while hungover needs to be done with more caution, lest I wind up, you know, throwing up what I’ve...
Tinybop’s Robot Factory Tinybop makes smartphone games that expand kids’ brains instead of rotting them. With colorful interactive animations by local artists, Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library” offers fun lessons amd with their latest app, Robot Factory, kids mix and match 100 robot parts—including exoskeletons, telescopic arms, spider legs—to experiment with engineering. Happy Any Hour For the frugal boozehound, Happy Any Hour lets you schedule your own happy hour, finding discounts at 140+ participating bars in Williamsburg, Bushwick, Fort...
The days are growing shorter and the nights are getting cooler, making it the perfect time to cozy up and hunker down at home   Here’s a wholly uncontroversial statement: We think fall is the best season. Who doesn’t, really? (Well, ok.)  There’s a renewed crispness in the air; Brooklyn’s trees are suddenly crowned in a blaze of beauty; we get to wear turtlenecks! It’s all pretty ideal, and an amazing time to enjoy the great outdoors and,...

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