Tune in Tokyo: Join Tim Anderson in his journeys abroad

Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

If Brooklynites have pride in the multi-cultural aspects of their home town in the 21st Century, they might have no more appropriate spokesman than gay immigrant Tim Anderson (born and transplanted from North Carolina). His  hilarious style and point of view are best seen in his 2011 travel memoir, Tune In Tokyo: the Gaijin Diaries, and his […]

July 16, 2012

Fear of reading Shakespeare? The Western Lit Survival Kit makes classic lit less scary


Classic literature is intimidating. Especially in the digital age when abbreviations and emoticons abound, the classics can seem inaccessible and daunting. But this year, writer and professor Sandra Newman has published a guide to help us approach the classics with an open mind, providing tips and relevant references for each book. Newman, who has taught creative writing for […]

July 16, 2012

Learn ‘How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes,’ Monday at BookCourt

Events, Non-fiction

This Monday at BookCourt, journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova will appear to discuss her new book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Following Sherlock Holmes’s methods of careful observation and logical cogitation, Konnikova employs Holmes’s strategies as a means of enhancing our mental powers.  While Holmes has long been regarded as a fictional genius, Konnikova […]

January 4, 2012