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Author and practicing psychoanalyst Jeremiah Moss maintains a blog called “Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York” where he chronicles the shuttering of popular small businesses in rapidly gentrifying … Full Article

Marita Golden and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk about love and loss at the Brooklyn Book Festival

How do you survive when your beloved husband is stricken with Alzheimer's disease at age 68 — and then he decides he loves another woman? That's Diane Tate's devastating predicament in Marita Golden's novel “The Wide Circumference of Love.” … Full Article

Authors Edan Lepucki, Alex Gilvarry and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan discuss life and art at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Artists are always getting a bad rap. They’re difficult to live with, seemingly impossible to understand and often obsessed to a fault with their own work. But boy, do they make for good literature. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival snapshots

Viva Book-lyn! Tens of thousands of bibliophiles reveled in the written word at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. … Full Article

Colson Whitehead, Lynn Nottage tackle race and power at Brooklyn Book Festival

Manhattan-native Colson Whitehead joined Brooklynite Lynn Nottage for a talk-de-force at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. … Full Article

Talking the Blues at the Brooklyn Book Festival

How blue can you get? David Mills, actor, writer and Langston Hughes disciple, delved deep into art of the blues at the Brooklyn Blues Festival on Sunday during “Langston Hughes Performance and Blues Poetry Workshop.” … Full Article

Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll

Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll. And that's not the worst of it. Hazel's husband, the rich and powerful founder of Gogol Industries, has put a chip in her brain and can track her like a lost cellphone. Modern love can get weird sometimes. … Full Article

Authors Cara Hoffman, Andre Aciman and Elif Batuman talk about love at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Sooo many love stories are about a woman being saved by a man or a woman saving a man. Neither of these story lines appeals to novelist Cara Hoffman.   “I'm more interested in writing against the idea of heteronormativity,” Hoffman said at the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. … Full Article

Welcome to Book-lyn

Colson Whitehead. Joyce Carol Oates. Jonathan Safran Foer.   Welcome to Book-lyn, one and all. These authors – and more than 300 others – will wow crowds today at the Brooklyn Book Festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival presents Children's Day

Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day brought kids' literature to young readers on Saturday at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. Authors of works ranging from picture books to graphic novels read from their work and discussed the writing life with young fans, while the lo … Full Article

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair: Ukrainian anti-Nazi, anti-Soviet propaganda postcards demonstrate how history unfolds on paper

  “Two bears, two bears, thrashed the peas, Two roosters, two roosters took it to the mill, And the sparrow, a fine fellow, played the fiddle.”
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