Category Archives: Brightest Young Things

NYC Best Weekend Bets (12.7.2017-12.10.2017)

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Hello I am very over this week! But I still like the Olympics, and how I can fall asleep on my couch and wake up at 4am and they’re figure skating away! I also like that it’s Chinese New Year (allegedly will be a good year for Dragons like me), and that there’s a ton of good stuff happening this weekend, like a midnight screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (clearly our GIF theme, esp. since Janeane Garofalo is performing at a separate event this weekend, too), a roller derby party and more!

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Best Weekday Bets

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We’re back for a new round of Best Weekday Bets! ! Each day will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch, especially when it continues to be cold AF outside).

First of all, how was your weekend?! I went to the Women’s March on Saturday, allowed a Buzzfeed reporter to take a photo of my sign (which said “EAT A TIDE POD, PATRIARCHY!”) and now ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (1.18.2018-1.21.2018)

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Wow, it’s almost been exactly a year since our nightmare (officially) started! What a beautifully trying 365 days it’s been! What a horrifying thought that we’ve potentially got three more to go LOL! If you can make it out to the 2018 Women’s March, I would highly recommend that – it’s v. therapeutic to see non-crazy-people in an empowering setting, plus making signs denouncing all of the awfulness is fun!

I wanted to go with a GIF theme reflecting female empowerment this weekend, which is why I was so pleasantly surprised to see that there is a Troop Beverly Hills ...

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Best Weekday Bets

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We’re back for a new round of Best Weekday Bets! ! Each day will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch, especially when it continues to be cold AF outside).

This week’s GIF theme is obviously American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, because it premieres on Wednesday and WE ALL NEED TO WATCH IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS AMAZING // HERE WE GO:

Monday, ...

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BYT Weekly: What We Read, Thought, Felt January 8-12, 2018

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Happy SECOND week of 2018! (We did it!) As part of our resolution to THINK MORE in 2018, we are kicking off a weekly digest of out reads, thoughts and feelings to share with you, our beloved, cranky, smart BYT community. Please let us know what your week was all about in the comments.

In the BYT World:

We launched a radio program. It is called BYT Radio (easy to remember), it happens live every Thursday at noon so you can plan your weekend ahead with us, or you can just listen to it any time and subscribe to it ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (1.11.2018-1.14.2018)

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Wow wow wow! This is my first weekend as a thirty-year-old human! I finally have the paperwork necessary to genuinely enjoy sitting at home on my couch forever! So that is my plan! But if I were planning to leave my house, then I would most definitely hit up any/all of the below INCLUDING (but not limited to) all of the queer dance parties, a midnight screening of Showgirls (our GIF theme, because if you know me by now you should realize I will never not take advantage of this opportunity) and more! Before we get into the details of ...

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Early Week Best Bets NYC

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If you’ve been reading BYT for a while, you might be going, “WTF is Early Week Best Bets?” WELL, EWBB is sort of like the Hit Lists, but all in one convenient place so you can plan out your school nights with a more narrowed-down list of things to do! Each day (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch). And ...

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BYT Weekly: What We Read, Thought, Felt January 1-5, 2018

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Happy first week of 2018. As part of our resolution to THINK MORE in 2018, we are kicking off a weekly digest of out reads, thoughts and feelings to share with you, our beloved, cranky, smart BYT community. Please let us know what your week was all about in the comments.

In the BYT World:

We launched a radio program. It is called BYT Radio (easy to remember), it happens live every Thursday at noon so you can plan your weekend ahead with us, or you can just listen to it any time and subscribe to it on iTunes.

...

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Your Best January – 2018

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You did it. You lived through 2017. You are alive and can be well. We’re giving you our picks for what will make January your best month yet. Choose to have a better 2018*.

The following contains 31+ picks to have your best January. Lots of theater by women, books by women and food that benefits everyone.

Stay in the loop and follow us on Facebook + Twitter + Instagram + BYT Radio (more on that below).

*Your Best Months of 2018 are all presented in partnership with our friends and partners at Hilton

Proud Mary in theaters January 12

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BYT Year in Numbers – 2017

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artwork by Erik Loften, information compiled by the very busy BYT Team, courtesy of every analytics resource at our hands.

Thank you analytics and thank you to ALL OF YOU for making the analytics happen! Can’t wait to make some magic happen together in 2018 – get in touch here.

2017 was a not great and really great year:

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (12.27.2017)

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Back in town yet and looking for stuff to do tonight? We’ve got you covered! Whether it’s tunes, cheese and/or Parks & Rec vibes you’re after, there is something for everyone:

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (12.19.2017)

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Tons to do tonight INCLUDING but not limited to watching Carol! (PS I thought Carol sucked but I am still making it the GIF theme because I can!)

I will not.

  • My top pick for tonight is a $40 Wild Honey Pie dinner party ft. a Wilder Maker performance!
  • Or if you wanna keep your food ‘n your tunes separate, just catch The Pink Spiders at Rough Trade for $15!
  • If it’s LOLs you’re after, head to Union Hall for Cheap Date Comedy Show w/ Aparna Nancherla, Sharron Paul and more! Tickets are $10 a pop.
  • Meanwhile, Kevin Allison ...

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Low Ticket Alert! The Wild Honey Pie’s Dinner w/ Wilder Maker Tomorrow Night (12.19)

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If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you’re about to endure some potentially unpleasant family dinner parties! Have the last laugh by grabbing tickets to a guaranteed excellent dinner party, devoid of problematic relatives and burnt side dishes! How, you ask? The Wild Honey Pie has come to the rescue with the latest in its musical dinner party series – it’s happening at Le Fanfare in Brooklyn tomorrow night (12.19) from 7pm until 10pm, and will feature a three-course Italian meal, free beer and (best of all) a performance by Wilder Maker!

Tickets are a very reasonable $40 a pop, and ...

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Low Ticket Alert! The Wild Honey Pie’s Dinner w/ Wilder Maker Tomorrow Night (12.19)

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If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you’re about to endure some potentially unpleasant family dinner parties! Have the last laugh by grabbing tickets to a guaranteed excellent dinner party, devoid of problematic relatives and burnt side dishes! How, you ask? The Wild Honey Pie has come to the rescue with the latest in its musical dinner party series – it’s happening at Le Fanfare in Brooklyn tomorrow night (12.19) from 7pm until 10pm, and will feature a three-course Italian meal, free beer and (best of all) a performance by Wilder Maker!

Tickets are a very reasonable $40 a pop, and ...

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Holiday Staples Guide

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Photos by Nicholas Karlin

If you buy into the agenda, the holidays are a time for love and togetherness, but let’s be realists. This isn’t a time for people to let down their guards and be vulnerable with the people they care most about, this is a time to keep each other on our toes. You will have last minute guests that drive you up the wall. You will get that 99th hour invite to a dinner where you’re supposed to BYOB and BYOF (the f is for forensics food). You will have that person who promised they wouldn’t buy ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (12.7.2017-12.10.2017)

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You guys, first of all, a friendly PSA from yours truly – don’t eat an entire package of tortellini before bed since it says to use or freeze by that day, because your dreams will turn into a Yorgos Lanthimos movie – there were black cats and one white kitten who had somehow broken into my apartment, box cutter-wielding people hanging out menacingly by swimming pools, and (perhaps most terrifyingly) a flying bedazzled hat which kept biting me like a duck, and which could open locked doors and windows to continue doing that.

(Visual reference re: the physically abusive gem ...

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BYT Gift Guide 2017: Gifts For Him

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Well, hello there! REAL TALK: You only have three weekends left before Christmas. So, you better get that last minute holiday shopping ball rolling. And we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a hand picked, mood board inspired selection of items your friends and family would be FOOLS not to love (SIDE NOTE: FEEL FREE TO GIVE THEM MOST OF THESE YEAR ROUND, and not just when you’re obligated to).

This year, we got SO MANY great things to share, that we will be running this edition of BEST GIFT GUIDE EVER in installments.

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Sad Girl Taste-Test: Thanksgiving Chips from 7-11

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I bet a lot of you ate a lot of really great Thanksgiving food last week. You might’ve gotten into political arguments with your shithead relatives, but at least there was ample turkey, right?! Well, I am not part of the well-fed tribe. I did not eat Thanksgiving dinner this year.

You: “Oh, tight! Were you like, hunger striking because 2017 sucks so hard or something?”
Me: “No, my mom came to visit.”
You: “Wait, what?”

I know. A parental visit should equate to copious amounts of home-cooked and/or restaurant-cooked Thanksgiving bounty being consumed, but you might not have met ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (11.30.2017-12.3.2017)

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Welcome back to another weekend, you guys! And I would venture to say it is MUCH needed considering the trash fire that is our country, and our planet, at this stage of 2017. Personally, I’m amped that The Craft will be screening at Metrograph, ’cause if one thing makes ALL of the things better, it’s some good old fashioned witchcraft-based female empowerment, AMIRITE?! Before we get into details about that and everything else, here’s some stuff you might’ve missed on BYT this week if you were trying not to have a full-blown existential panic attack LOL!

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Would you eat in the Trump Hotel?

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By Emily Walz

Restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone follows a traditional formula for defining appropriate dinner conversation: no discussion of religion or politics at the table—or in his restaurant. Or, as much as he can help it, in discussions of his restaurant.

“We really truly never speak about politics. When you own a restaurant, never walk around the restaurant and talk about politics,” he says. It’s an odd stance for someone who in 2012 launched his own short-lived bid for Congress.

But for someone who wants to keep business and politics separate, he couldn’t have picked a worse building for his first ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (11.22.2016-11.26.2017)

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Hello! In case you’re going, “WAIT, U WOT, M8?!” with regards to this early edition of Best Weekend Bets, yes, it’s true, we’re comin’ at you one full day before ye olde Thanksgiving! I also deeply regret not going to bed before 4:30am last night, but what can you do when your good friend from college comes into town after like seven years and wants to go to all of the gay bars! Also, help! (Seriously, help. My mom is coming to Brooklyn to spend Thanksgiving with me in mere hours. HELP.)

Before we get into all of your I-AM-STAYING-IN-NYC ...

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Trader Joe’s for the Holidays

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By David Carter

This was originally published on November 24, 2015. It’s still just as useful. -ed.

Happy Holidays! From the Turkey to The Final Countdown, we have so many amazing memories ahead of us to share with our loved ones shop. So why not return home to the culinary labyrinth I taught you to survive, one more time! This is how to Survive the Holidays in a Trader Joe’s.

Have a Plan of Action
Do you think we stormed the beaches of Normandy like a bunch of improv comedians, making it up as we went along and hoping ...

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Best Australian Spots In NYC To Celebrate Marriage Equality Down Under

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There has been increasingly less to celebrate when it comes to 2017 developments, but if there’s one thing we can latch onto, it’s the news out of Australia this week; 61.6% of the population voted yes on the long-debated issue of marriage equality, meaning the pathway is now clear for official legislation to take hold. And if that’s not something to jump up and down about, I don’t know what is! Straya is a long way from NYC, but you can still be there in spirit at any one of these great spots:

Flinders Lane

This cozy little spot (162 ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (11.16.2017-11.19.2017)

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My love for Australia has always been more or less unbridled, but I could never let myself fully get lost in the passion due to a little thing called marriage inequality. BUT NOW…now that 61.6% of the population said “FUCK YOU, OTHER 34.8%, WE VOTE YES!” I can become the true biggest fan I was always meant to be. And so our GIF theme for this weekend will be none other than Kath & Kim (the OG version, not the bullshit American failure w/ Selma Blair and Molly Shannon), which is pretty much my favorite piece of Australian television (apart ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (11.9.2017-11.12.2017)

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You guys, I know I say this a lot, but there is a LOT of really good stuff happening this weekend, to the point that I think you will have a hard time narrowing down your options to cram it all in. There’s a weed movie festival ft. CBD-infused butter popcorn, an anime convention (which is where I will be), the NYC Comedy Festival, eight million amazing dance parties, a spirit seance, a grilled cheese extravaganza and so so SO much more, so I hope you’re prepared to have all of the fun! (We fucking deserve it in light of ...

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