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Salman Rushdie awarded Lifetime Achievement Prize from Norman Mailer Center

Last Thursday night at Pratt Institute’s Memorial Hall, renowned author Salman Rushdie was presented with the Norman Mailer Center Lifetime Achievement Prize. He was joined by Laurie Anderson, who presented the award, among other guests of honor.   … Full Article

‘Gotta Dance: An interview with Tyler Angle, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, enthusiastic Brooklynite

Since 1964, when it became the second building constructed on the new Lincoln Center campus, the New York State Theater (known since November 2008 as the David H. … Full Article

Capote’s ‘Brooklyn’ memoir brings to life Brooklyn Heights in the mid-20th Century

“Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir with The Lost Photographs of David Attie” by Truman Capote, published in 2015 by The Little Bookroom, N.Y., with an introduction by George Plimpton and afterword by Eli Attie … Full Article

Santa leaves North Pole to come to Bay Ridge

Santa Claus left the North Pole temporarily to fly into Bay Ridge on his sleigh, landing inside Saint Anselm Catholic Academy, where he greeted children and posed for photos with his fans. … Full Article

Head-scratching over gift-giving? Maybe piece of human skull

Holiday shoppers have been flocking to a Brooklyn flea market for gifts in a category all their own, like a two-head taxidermied bird. About a dozen vendors displayed their horrific wares Sunday at the Morbid Anatomy Museum Holiday Flea Market in Gowanus. … Full Article

PHOTO: Hot Wheels in Park Slope

Santa's elves — or somebody with a sense of humor and a love of seasonal red and green — went wheel-y wild with the wrapping paper on this bicycle parked in Park Slope.  … Full Article

Rushdie receives Mailer Prize for lifetime achievement

Salman Rushdie is this year's recipient of the Mailer Prize for lifetime achievement. … Full Article

Mark Strong on life without props at 'View From the Bridge'

Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut this fall playing anti-hero Eddie Carbone in a revolutionary revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge." How revolutionary? Strong doesn't wear shoes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society establishes Gina Ingoglia Weiner Exhibition Fund

Gina Ingoglia Weiner served on the Brooklyn Historical Society’s board of trustees with passion and dedication from 1990 to 2015. … Full Article

PHOTO: Sunset in Williamsburg

Sunset really put on a show Monday in Billyburg. At the North Williamsburg ferry pier, folks went wild snapping photos of the super-pinks clouds seen over the river and the World Trade Center. … Full Article

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