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Friday
Sep162011

[RUSSIAN DOLLS RECAP] Episode 6: New Year, Old Grievances

Picture this: it's New Years (or Russian New Years...whatever the fuck that is? Is this like Rosh Hashanah or something, or do you people just take the word New Year's and slap the word "Russian" in front of it--I DON'T KNOW CAUSE NO ONE EVER MENTIONED IT). Anyway, picture yourself at an exclusive party, sitting around the table with all of your frenemies, and someone raises their glass to make a toast and says the following: you know what everyone, CHEERS TO ME! CHEERS TO MYSELF!

Cause that's pretty much how shit goes down in Brighton Beach.

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Friday
Sep162011

Brooklyn Museum To Feature Local Artists In New Exhibition

Kristof Wickman (American, b. 1981). Self-Portrait, 2010. Neoprene ball, cast silicone. 35 x 35 x 35 in. (88.9 x 88.9 x 88.9 cm). © the artist; courtesy of the artist

Today marks the start of the BK Museum's Raw/Cooked exhibit, which will feature five solo exhibitions from emerging inner-borough artists. First up is Bushwick artist Kristof Wickman, whose piece shown to the left reminds me that I should feel OK about hugging my own medicine ball while weeping during the final scene in Ghost (I don't have a cat, OK?).

Each exhibit will run for ten weeks. 


Friday
Sep162011

[My Favorite Park Slope...]: Monday Night Meal

Photo by Park Slope Lens

After spending the first day of the work week dealing with annoying cow-orkers (hyphenation intentional), the last thing you wanna do is try to figure out a dinner plan.

Fortunately, we have the delicious Austrian food at Cafe Steinhof. Cafe Steinhof gives their chef the night off on Mondays, and presents a limited menu that's got some delicious bargains.  There are a handful of starters, but the real deals are the entrees.  For $7 you get either gulash (that's how they spell it...not "goulash", FYI), trout or beans and kielbasa.  The gulash is terrific and spicy with hot paprika, but my personal fave is...wait for it...wait for it...

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Friday
Sep162011

Dating in Park Slope REALLY IS Stupid [We're All Going to Die Alone]

If there's one thing we've established here at FiPS (besides the whole "babies are the devil and where's my local organic arugula, goddamnit?" thing), dating in Brooklyn can kind of suck. And in Park Slope...well, it's something of a death wish. So, naturally, as a freshly-single-holy-fuck-I-forgot-how-to-do-this-dating-thing young woman, I'm ostensbily already screwed. But stir in this post from Brooklyn Is Stupid, and I basically want to end it all.

This week, a guest blogger on Brooklyn Is Stupid posted her (incredibly stupid) tale of dating a Park Slope writer. She makes a hell of a case for why dating blows in the entire borough, "Brooklyn has an abundance of over-educated, under-employed, whiny, artsy types. They’re overly analytical and egotistical, and tend to wear skinny jeans," but adamatly throws writers on the top of the pile for the most insane. And she posts an actual email recieved from a writer she'd gone out with three times to prove it.

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Thursday
Sep152011

[FIPS WAS THERE...] 'The Little Dog Laughed' at The Gallery Players

Photo by Neal Freeman | From left: Yore, Seibert, Mendes, and Verafield

We here at FIPS spend a hell of a lot of time out and about in Brooklyn, attending outdoor concerts, comedy shows and various other events. So [FIPS Was There...] is where we're gonna' talk about all this shit.

When I first discovered that Park Slope had its own theater company, I was hella embarrassed. After all, I talk a big game about how I’m on top of shit around these parts. You’d think it wouldn’t take the five years I've lived here to find the goddamn theater in the neighborhood!

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