Employee of the Month, a podcast hosted by comedienne extraordinaire, Catie Lazarus, is having a Holiday Office Party show at UCB East and we want to be there—not only to hear her banter and possibly meet her dog, but because she is having a few very special guests.  Hari Kunzru, a renowned novelist (and free-thinking badass), can tell us about how he almost got arrested for fighting censorship.  Lazarus is also hosting the fiercely ... Read More
  Finally, someone is calling for Dorothy Day to be sanctified for all of the social justice and service she achieved in her lifetime.  And the biggest advocate for this woman’s sainthood is none other than the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Dolan.   “I am convinced she is a saint for our time,” Cardinal Dolan said at the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to the New York Times.  Dolan ... Read More
   Do you have a trendy jewelry lover on your list this holiday season?  How about an Arrested Development or Parks and Rec fanatic?  Well, do WE have a Craftacular vendor for you!    Little Pancakes makes products so cool, you’ll be overwhelmed.  I mean, I am.  They specialize in beautiful metalwork jewelry. They also make pencils with awesome sayings on them, like “Stay Sassy,” that you can ... Read More
  Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way?  Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism. Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride!  Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a ... Read More
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.  She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends. The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. I’d pair this beauty with a ... Read More