Pigging Out At Red Hook’s Pig Island

Last month I re-lived Afropunk, one of Brooklyn’s most awesome weekend music festivals. This month it was Pig Island, a giant festival of all that is pork. I must say I’m planning to make this one a tradition. Just as last year, Pig Island featured 80 hogs prepared in various styles by 25 of the…

Father’s Day Gifting Ideas

It’s that time of the year again..Father’s Day. It’s the one day a year we can show the men in our life how thankful we are that they played a part in making us the people we are today. It’s also the one day a year the pressure is on to be the favorite child.…

Earthling: Redefining What It Means To Shred

Alright ladies and gents, practice your headbanging this week because Virginia’s very own Earthling is coming to Brooklyn this Saturday, April 27th. Who is this headbanging worthy band you ask? Earthling is the crusty heaviness that defines classic black metal but with a healthy mix of doom and thrash. Your mother would definitely not approve…

Not-So Lame Gifts for Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day—the notorious holiday hated by some and loved by others. Young girls adore the special  (wear-your-best-red-outfit) holiday, full of paper hearts and candy coated sweets, while many of my 20-something friends (self included) tend to shy away from festivities promoting the over-hyped greeting card holiday. This year I’ve had mixed emotions over Cupid’s day.…

Governor’s Island Hosts Pig Island 2012

Labor Day, the holiday celebrated across the country by Americans who grind through the persistent workday, has on its side many reasons to partake in excessive drinking and relaxing. From not working on a weekday to taking advantage of the last days of summer, it’s rarely difficult to justify bad behavior on Labor Day weekend.…