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New Class! Haitian Creole 101

From the description:

Using language as our medium, we will uncover some of Haiti's best kept secrets. Going beyond the negative media portrayal of Haiti, we'll learn about Haiti's rich culture and history

Class sessions will include lessons on Haitian Creole with a focus on structure, sound and vocabulary. By the end of three sessions, participants will know basic Haitian Creole phrases, be able to order comfortably at a Haitian...

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The Many Faces of the American Farm Woman

(Huge thanks to Stephanie for leading an awesome discussion on farm women at the Brainery and authoring this post. Read more at and follow her @stephaniefishes.)

What do you think of when I say the phrase "farm woman" ? I'll let you mull that over for a second.

Recent articles and stats have brought women farmers to the forefront of American agriculture. The agricultural census reported a 19 percent increase in the...

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Summer Party Explosion! Sunday, July 31

Hey hey, it's the anniversary of the first SAT*! Celebrate the beast of standardized testing with plenty of crawfish (naturally), cheap beer and the most intense trivia this side of the BQE.

It all goes down on Sunday, July 31 from 4-8pm at the City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, home of the best backyard in Brooklyn.

Buying tickets in advance is a must if you...

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What's Going on This Week: $5 classes

Two of them! On two very different but equally important topics: fair use and karaoke. Take them together and figure out whether it's okay to post videos of your drunken performances on YouTube. 

All is not Fair in Fair Use - Tuesday, July 19, 7:30pm (only a few spots left!)

How Girl Talk (and you!) can avoid getting sued. The ins and outs of when it's okay to use other people's work in your own. 

How to Kill at Karaoke -...

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The Great DIY Imitation Maple Syrup Experiment, Part I

If you're just a sucker for pictures you can roll right into the slideshow.

Remember that time Michael Ruhlman did the BLT From Scratch Challenge? While the winners ran off with limitless internet foodie fame, the rest of us made off with tips and tricks for making bacon in our own kitchen with some combination of pork belly, sodium nitrite and ingenuity.

Bacon recipes and breakfasts in general are always asking you for maple syrup this,...

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see the DIY Imitation Maple Syrup Recipe Walkthrough slideshow →