Based in Bangladesh and Brooklyn, Novel Reveals How Different Generations Experience Diaspora

  “Brooklyn and Bangladesh both alternate between feeling like a homeland or being completely alienating,” says Tanwi Nandini Islam, in an interview about her novel Bright Lines. This feeling of liminality is familiar for anyone who has called two places home. It may be especially familiar to the large immigrant population in Brooklyn, or the …

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

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 …

Iron Maiden Front Man Gives A Rare Backstage Glimpse In New Memoir

Heavy metal pioneers since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden have sold over 90 million albums and played over 2000 shows in 63 countries, making them one of the most successful and globally influential bands of all time. Bruce Dickinson, one of the world’s most storied musicians, has been the band’s internationally-acclaimed lead singer for …

Pulitzer Grit: Jennifer Egan captures vivid WWII Brooklyn

Prize-Winning Novelist Sets a Hot Page-Turner In Adopted Home Boro In a recent online interview for BrooklynEagle.com, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan told the Eagle that she had come to Brooklyn from her native Chicago via San Francisco, then Philadelphia and a stint in Manhattan. “We moved to Fort Greene in 2000,” she said. “A few things led …

St. Francis Colleges Welcomes Next Author In Walt Whitman Writers Series

St. Francis College proudly welcomes Ron Currie, author of The One-Eyed Man, as the next author to speak in the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:00pm in the Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education. Currie’s other work includes the novels Everything Matters! and Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles and the short story collection God is Dead, which was the winner of …

Steamy Love Story Proves That Looks Can Be Deceiving

In Lady Be Bad, Brooklyn author, Megan Frampton returns with the consuming first installment in the new Duke’s Daughters series. Eleanor and her four younger sisters have a sad reputation as the “Duke’s dull daughters.” But appearances can be deceptive. The Marymount household is anything but dull when middle sister Della runs off with her dance instructor, …

Greenlight Hosts Musical Story Time For Hip-Hop’s Youngest Fans

From it’s underground roots in the Boogie Down Bronx to it’s chart-topping, mainstream success today, hip-hop has a rich and colorful history. In the follow-up to the best-selling punk music primer What is Punk?, author Eric Morse, gives readers a history of the movement that even its youngest fans will enjoy. In What is Hip-Hop?, Morse and …

Latest In Mystery Series Is A World War II Thriller

The Queens Accomplice (Bantam Trade Paperback), the sixth title in Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope mystery series, picks up where Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante left off. Set in England in 1942, the country is engaged in World War II. And while nightly blackouts take place in the London streets, a serial killer is using the darkness to target and kill …