December, 2012


To those who can’t date, get a wife!

If not love at first sight — write. Comment

Who you gonna call: Expert on sexual specters tells all

Is there something strange in your neighborhood? You better hope it’s not Il Masturbatore! Comment

October, 2012

Park Slope

Sang the raven: Edgar Allen Poe-inspired night of songs

Members of the Bushwick Book Club don’t just sip wine and discuss the literature, they sing about it. Comment

New book tells forgotten tale of Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics

The Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics only got a one-paragraph tribute from the company he created when he died in 1992 — but now the incredible story of his life and achievements is getting the recognition it deserves. Comment

September, 2012


Thirst is everything

Ever wonder if you could take on a vampire in a fight? Wonder no more. Comment

Website helps struggling writers get the words out

Rivals are often the toughest critics — but Brooklyn’s unpublished and unappreciated scribes are putting their differences aside and joining forces to attract the one thing that all writers crave: readers. Comment

Here’s a Witt-y take on the Atlantic Yards controversy

Stephen Witt wrote hundreds of stories about Atlantic Yards during his years as a Courier Life reporter — now he’s written a novel about it, too. Comment
Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist reinvents Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. Comments (1)

August, 2012


Brooklyn gets its own batch of superheroes

And yes, one of them is named the Hypst’r. Comment

July, 2012


Tonight! ‘Daily Show’ co-creator talks comedy in DUMBO

Brilliant social satirist and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is showcasing a bitingly funny book that offers a closer look at one of today’s most influential female comedians. Comment

June, 2012

Park Slope

Fact to fiction — financial reporter writes Wall Street thriller

After 25-years of hard facts, a little fiction goes a long way. Comment

May, 2012


Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers who fell prey to the largset weed bust in Comment
Cobble Hill

Bookworms and barflies come together for boozy lit crawl

Put on your beer glasses, and join the exodus into the most literary borough of them all. Comment
Park Slope

Baseball history highlights Brooklyn-born Jewish stars

Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comments (1)

April, 2012

Cobble Hill

Writer tells you about his childhood friend: Jeffrey Dahmer

A graphic novel retells the story of infamous murderer Jeffrey Dahmer from a decidedly discomforting perspective — a childhood friend’s. Comment

March, 2012


Living single

A discussion about the rapid rise in young adults choosing to live the single life. Comment

February, 2012


‘Black’ comedy

Funnyman Michael Ian Black reads in Greenpoint — with Meghan McCain! Comment

January, 2012


Breaking up is hard to do — but it can be funny, too

Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman pen a book about heartbreak Comment
Cobble Hill

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment

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