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We fell in love with BLDG 92

We finally stopped by BLDG 92, the new museum on the grounds of the Navy Yard in Fort Greene and kind of fell in love. It covers the history of the Yard and the surrounding area from the 1700's until today, and it's amazing--the building, the exhibition design, the views, all of it.

I've been to an awful lot of museums, but very few so thoroughly think out the way they present information or use technology in all the ways you should--to...

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Wishful Thinking: Corporate Sponsorship of Doomsday Cults

Tonight (Tuesday! January 3rd!) the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies is rearing its educationally boozy head at Public Assembly in Williamsburg - details here. Topic: The End of The World.

While 2012 and Nostradamus will make appearances, I'll personally be handling doomsday cults. Since I have a scant 20 minutes to tell you everthing you need to know, though, I figured I'd drop you a line here about the most important part...

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Get Ready for the End of the World at SASS, January 3!

This year, we finally have a good reason to avoid New Year's resolutions: the world's gonna end in a couple of months anyhow!

And to get this (last) year off to a festive/apocalyptic start, join us for January's meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies. You'll learn about Nostradamus' predictions, doomsday cults, and all about the Maya and their calendar. Not only will you leave better equipped for the end of the world, but...

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Where we go in Carroll Gardens

We get asked all the time where to eat dinner or get coffee or a beer, so I thought I'd make a handy little list of places for you to keep in mind the next time you're down here. They're all pretty cheap (we're broke) and within a few block radius of the Brainery, but feel free to suggest your favorites in the comments!

Where we eat on a normal day: Line Bagels 

This is the bagel shop right near the Smith-9th Street station. They...

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Random Fish Facts

I was going to write a post about the wonders of cream of tartar, but for some reason I couldn't find it in the index of Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking, so I just started looking up random things about fish. I hate fish, but they're totally interesting. 

With that, I present you with a hastily put together recapitulation of my favorite fish facts from today:

Really fresh fish smells like plants! How come? Both have...

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