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Gift Certificates for the Holidays (or anytime!)

If you're just looking for a cool present for your very best friend, office secret santa, or your cousin who just moved to NYC, be sure to pick up a gift certificate that can be used toward any class at any time.

Gift certificates can be sent electronically directly to your recipient on the date of your choosing, or you can choose to print a pdf to gift in real life. Plus they never expire! 

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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do something that made us seem awesome, and so the Census Bureau released a series of...

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Sourcing Ingredients: Lime Leaves in Brooklyn

If you've cooked Thai food, you may have had to search around the city for fresh lime leaves. They're reliably available at the wonderful Bangkok Center Grocery on Mosco Street in Manhattan, but hard to find elsewhere, even at stores that carry a lot of Thai ingredients. That's why we were excited to find them at the 45th Street Supermarket on the corner of 8th Ave and 45th Street (on the west side of the street) in Sunset Park,...

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CLOSED GIVEAWAY: "Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn" by Chitra Agrawal

We're totally thrilled that our friend and longtime Brainery teacher Chitra Agrawal is about to launch her first cookbook, Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn on March 21st, and we're lucky to have a copy to giveaway to you all. 

Chitra's taught many South Indian cooking classes for us over the years, and her food is some of my favorite ever. 

What can you expect in the book?

Lifelong...

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Upcoming Classes at SMT

The School for Making Thinking (SMT) is embarking on its Spring 2017 Semester with three classes that seek to make you re-think the way you think. Classes at SMT use art to provoke questioning and deepen thought, and the classes this semester will help you learn how to merge art and activism, how to make good dialogue great, and to let you engage in the ancient practice of acting the fool.

SMT Spring 2017 Courses are commencing February...

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