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Fast-paced love story blends rock ‘n’ roll with tech revolution

Fiction writer and rock ‘n’ roller Barry Wightman has recently published “Pepperland” (Running Meter Press), a 1970s ode to music, technology and political revolution. … Full Article
 

Enchanting new novel paints ‘Impossible Lives’

Award-winning author Andrew Sean Greer has recently released his latest novel, an imaginative story titled “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” (Ecco/Harper Collins) that follo … Full Article
 

De Blasio calls his LICH critics ‘imbeciles’

Bill de Blasio scoffed at critics who charged that his high-profile arrest July 10 at a mid-town Manhattan rally to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was a publicity stunt designed to help his mayoral campaign. … Full Article
 

BAMcinématek presents US premiere of Charlie Ahearn’s Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

From Friday, August 2 through Thursday, August 8, BAMcinématek presents the US theatrical premiere of veteran hip-hop filmmaker Charlie Ahearn’s Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, featuring an opening night Q&A with Ahearn … Full Article
 

De Blasio calls for Coney Island jobs plan

The best recovery plan for Sandy-torn Coney Island would be a jobs program, according to mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. “Recovery funds should be used to address inequities. Sandy hit some of our struggling neighborhoods,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article
 

Reporter in Brooklyn case challenges witness subpoena

During the death penalty trial of Ronnell Wilson, an article appeared in the New York Times about a gesture the writer observed after the jury verdict was read.  Wilson’s defense attorney now seeks the reporter’s testimony as to the facts presented in that article. … Full Article
 

Havemeyer Park, Brooklyn Bike Park opens to public this weekend

Two Trees Management Company today announced the opening this weekend of Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park, the interim creative community spaces on Site E of the Domino Sugar property in Williamsburg. … Full Article
 

Bushwick mural unveiling promotes new FX series

The Bridge is a new hour-long drama series from writer/producers Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid starring Academy Award® Nominee Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger that premiered on Wednesday on FX.   … Full Article
 

Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite's new novel

Brooklyn writer Susan Choi, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated author of “A Person of Interest” and “American Woman”, has just released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking), which has garnered much attention and p … Full Article
 

Countdown to West Indian "Carnival season" begins

New Orleans has the Mardi Gras. Indianapolis has the Indy 500. And Brooklyn has the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival on Labor Day, which attracts millions of people – including many from the Caribbean itself – every year. … Full Article
 

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