Category: Culture

Book Suggests That When It Comes to COVID-19, Cuomo Got It Wrong

Just a few months ago, Andrew Cuomo was being applauded for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic across the state of New York. Today, amid growing calls for his resignation in light of a sexual misconduct scandal, he is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. But in his book, The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus,…

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Podcast Hosts Share Their Experiences Living By Self-Help Books

Brooklyn-based comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer read self-help books so the rest of us don’t have to. On their popular podcast, “By The Book,” the pair shares their experiences after painstakingly following the advice of a variety of self-help books. The podcast, which has been acclaimed by NPR and The New York…

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New Book Hopes to Bridge the Generation Gap Between Boomers and Millennials

Millennials are often characterized as a spoiled, self-absorbed generation that can’t be bothered to look up from their screens to care about the rest of the world. But in her book, Ok Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind, (on sale August 11), Jill Filipovic argues that Millennials are actually a generation in crisis…

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Daily Bookmark: Gentrification gets nuanced treatment in “Newcomers”

Well-heeled young professionals have been choosing city life over the backyards and two-car garages of the suburbs for decades, and their demand for space in urban centers has brought not only chic boutiques and coffee shops, but a housing shortage and an astronomical rise in rents. And then there’s the question of who’s displaced: lower…

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Zeruya Shalev to launch highly-anticipated new novel at Greenlight Bookstore

In “PAIN,” on sale Nov. 5 from Other Press, Israeli writer Zeruya Shalev lays out the destructive power of infidelity and obsession in searing detail, as one woman struggles between claiming the life she’s always wanted and honoring her ordinary commitments to work and family.  Iris survived a suicide bombing in Jerusalem a decade before…

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Daily Bookmark: Blogger rounds up city’s rooftop oases in new book

From a massive farm atop a parking garage, to Olympic-sized skating rinks, to funky bars with stunning views, New York City’s rooftops have a lot going on — for those who know where to look. Now you can be in-the-know about the city’s most breathtaking perches with “111 Rooftops in New York that You Must…

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Well-Read Black Girl Fest Coming to Brooklyn

The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is a Brooklyn-born club that has spread nationwide, created by and for black women who are passionate about books. WRBG’s goal is to showcase black women writers through their work and to give black women readers the opportunity to connect through conversation and a shared love of literature. Through…

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Daily Bookmark: New cookbook is a visual ode to Italian south Brooklyn

“Feast of the Seven Fishes” blends memoir, recipes and neighborhood history Bensonhurst-born home cook, photographer and graphic designer Daniel Paterna is dishing up more than mouthwatering recipes in his new cookbook, “Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food & Family.” Through lovingly rendered photographs, readers also get a taste of the…

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Daily Bookmark: New comics anthology paints transgender life in vivid color

In “We’re Still Here,” new anthology of comics written, drawn and edited entirely by transgender creators, Tara Avery and Jeanne Thornton have compiled 55 stories with genres ranging from nonfiction to fantasy, and visual essays to memoir.  With over 300 pages filled with gorgeous art, heartbreaking tales and whimsical anecdotes, and characters like a group…

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Daily Bookmark: Reporters who broke Weinstein Scandal co-author behind-the-scenes book

When New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published their initial story on the allegations of abuse against Harvey Weinstein, nothing could have prepared them for the chain reaction that followed. A deluge of women came forward to accuse the Hollywood producer of sexual harassment and much worse, and the fallout spread through…

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Daily Bookmark: New Edward Said anthology compiles a great thinker’s greatest work

From the true roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to Western imperialism as viewed through the lens of Jane Austen novels, cultural critic Edward Said was one of the most relevant and unconventional intellectuals of the 20th century. Now, a new anthology co-edited by Brooklyn-based writer Moustafa Bayoumi is poised to become the definitive guide to…

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Daily Bookmark: Marine Park native pens ode to Brooklyn, “America’s most storied underdog”

In “Brooklyn: The Once and Future City,” Thomas Campanella reveals some of the rich and underappreciated history of his beloved home borough, especially the southern portion where he spent his childhood — from a homeland to the Leni Lenape tribe, to its use as a slave trading by for the Dutch, to the emergence of…

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