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time out new york!

Hey hey we're in Time Out New York! We sound alarmingly interesting in it, too.

In other news I got one of the telescope building books for Optical Collusion in the mail yesterday and it is crazy. Did you know you shouldn't look at stars over the tops of houses? Apparently heat rises off of roofs at night and creates distortion in the air which makes the stars flickery and blurrier. You're already struggling enough trying to get your...

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Registration is open open open open oooopeeeen! You can now sign up for classes to your heart's content. 

$25 apiece, and if you want to take multiples sign up for one and drop us an email and we can try to cut you a break on the rest.

Let's do an overview:

Scents & Sensibility: I'm teaching this one because F.I.T. wouldn't let me take a class about perfume! And because it's a good excuse to make a bunch of stuff with my ice cream...

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dear everyone in my class at F.I.T.

Dear everyone in my class at F.I.T. who I just preached to (and everyone else, for that matter!),

We need you to take these classes. For serious.

The thing that makes Brooklyn Brainery work is the people in the classes, and what they bring to it. Since we don't have an official bossy teacher, a lot of the class relies on our backgrounds and experiences and own personal knowledge to. Maybe I know about Ethiopian food, and Jen knows about what...

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On the Origin of Brainery

Had you any idea that brainery is a real word?!

Neither did I, and actually, I'm still not sure.  It's here, but not in the dictionary, and the Scrabble dictionary is down so I can't tell you if it's legal on the big board, but I'm gonna guess no.   (Have you ever read that book, Word Freak? Highly recommended.)

Across the internet, there are 66,700 search results for "brainery" but the only one that seems remotely interesting is The...

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