Brooklyn Bookbeat

Book Review: 'Real Lace Revisited' tells engaging tales of rich Irish-Americans

Erin go Bragh.

Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, a new book has been published about Irish-Americans — the ones who are fun to read about, the rich and powerful. … Full Article

The story of Dr. Seuss' Navy, or how a PR man became a giant of children's literature

Two decades before The Cat ever donned a hat, Theodor Seuss Geisel was an oil industry ad man who was also the architect of a wacky navy, named for himself – a sort of PokemonGo of the late 1930s. … Full Article

Fear not BoCoCa — A Bookstore Grows in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill residents were devastated to hear of the news last spring that after 30 years, the Community Bookstore would be closing its doors. … Full Article

Eagle interviews author of new Spielberg biography

Steven Spielberg’s 2015 film “Bridge of Spies,” an Academy Award-nominated Cold War thriller, was shot extensively in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Eagle Interview: Atlas Obscura editor, author Ella Morton

Two days before Christmas I conducted the longest, coldest and most physically demanding interview of 2016. Not that I’m complaining; on the contrary: the interview left me both exhausted and exhilarated. … Full Article

Techno-thriller author Tom Avitabile to speak at Brooklyn Heights Library

Tom Avitabile, the author of a series of best-selling political techno thrillers, will speak at the Brooklyn Heights Library’s interim branch and sign his fifth and newest book “Give Us This Day.” The book is his third best-seller. … Full Article

Cobble Hill's BookCourt buildings sold for $13.6 Million

On Tuesday, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to learn that, after 35 years, the beloved independent bookstore BookCourt would be closing its doors. BookCourt owners Henry Zook and Mary Gannett announced in a letter to their patrons that the shop’s final day would be Dec. 31. … Full Article

St. Francis College criminal justice professor goes beyond blurred lines

Over the past several years, the concept of “rape culture” has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault and rape, says St. Francis College sociology and criminal justice Professor Nickie D. … Full Article

After 35 Years, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt to close

In the spring, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to hear of the news that, after 30 years, the Community Bookstore would be closing its doors. … Full Article

Interview with Javaka Steptoe: ‘Art Outside the Lines’

My interview with Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe coincidentally occurred the same week I saw the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at the Met Breuer and Barry Jenkins' film “Moonlight” at the BAM Rose Cinemas. And therein lies a tale… … Full Article


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