Hilarious Book Examines Adulting In The Internet Age


Humor

In an age of online streaming, drunk texting, bottomless brunching, internet dating, immediate car-sharing, and so much more, the minutia of our daily lives is on display for leering eyes. Now in What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives, Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman give adults a healthy dose of humor disguised in a children’s […]

November 14, 2017

The Independent Bookstore Revival In Brooklyn


Featured, Profiles

By Natasha Soto Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle If forecasts had been correct, the independent bookstore would have been dead by now. First, they were supposed to be out-competed by large commercial retailers like Barnes and Noble, then made obsolete by e-books and finally dealt a deathblow by Amazon and other e-commerce sites. Instead, […]

November 9, 2017

New Book Provides Historical Perspective On Jewish Culture In New York City


History, Non-fiction

Jewish immigrants transformed New York. They built its clothing industry, expanded its commercial reach, and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings. New York Jews helped to make the city the center of the nation’s publishing industry, also shaping commercial entertainment and contributing mightily to urban musical cultures. New York Jews have influenced both the city […]

November 8, 2017

New Novel Touches On The Lasting Friendships Made At Summer Camp


Fiction

Growing up in Nyack, New York, Mandy Berman spent her summers as a camper, and eventually a counselor, at a camp in the Berkshires. Berman calls Brooklyn home now, but the memories and the friendships she made during those summers served as inspiration for her new novel, Perennials, which she wrote while getting an MFA in fiction from Columbia […]

November 1, 2017