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Country music fans out there, here’s an event that benefits a great cause and promises to be memorable: the Jalopy Theatre and friends have organized a benefit for Brooklyn’s Red Hook community, which was severely damaged by hurricane Sandy. This show will benefit Restore Red Hook, which aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn reopen their doors as soon as possible after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The evening kicks off with a square dance, hosted...
Born in Nigeria and raised in England, Noo Saro-Wiwa avoided visiting her native country after her father, a prominent political activist, was killed there for speaking out against government corruption. Years later, Saro-Wiwa, a travel writer, decided to return to Nigeria and explore her love-hate relationship with her homeland. Her journey both reinforces and calls into question her ethnic identity: a visit to her home village means that she is in the one place in the world where people can pronounce her name correctly; yet...
The H.S. Chocolate Co. brings you the finest, most delicious artisan chocolates and confections available — and they’re pretty, too. Owned and operated by MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar, H.S. Chocolate Co. uses fresh ingredients and local purveyors, and blends modern and exotic flavor profiles with a classic sweet shoppe sensibility.  H.S. Chocolate sells candy bars, filled chocolates, and chocomels (flavored carmels dipped in chocolate) in flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Raspberry Ragtime, Fluffernutter, Bourbon Brown Sugar Pecan, and Maple Bacon. Whether you’re a chocophile or a chocoholic, H.S. Chocolate...
Lightning strikes a fourth time with Matt and Kim’s newest album. If the Brooklyn duo seems familiar, perhaps it’s because you saw their bare-naked asses in the now-classic “Lessons Learned” video. Behind the keyboard, Matt Johnson’s deviant, almost Dookie-esque vocals combined with Kim Schifino’s gung-ho drumming make for an upbeat, heart attack-paced record with just a hint of disco. As the first of several party anthems on this track, “Let’s Go” is also the best, and perhaps the exact song you’d want playing while giving...
Beloved plant-based chef Terry Hope Romero’s latest cookbook, Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes For Savoring The Planet arrived at BUST HQ at the perfect time. I’m gearing up for my third Thanksgiving as a vegan, and though I usually can get very elaborate, preparing multiple cruelty-free offerings to share with my family from the comfort of my mom’s kitchen, this year I need to find a dish that can be made ahead of time, travels well, doesn’t require much additional prep on the big...
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