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Elisabeth Donnelly

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Listening to Sam Talbot wax enthusiastic about raking for wild blueberries of the rocky coast of Maine or catching octopus while snorkeling in Fiji, it’s easy to get hungry. Lucky for Brooklyn, then, Talbot’s passion for food will be on display come summer, when his new venture, Pretty Southern, opens on Bedford Avenue. For some Bravo fans, Talbot may be best known for coming in third as the hunky, 6 foot-plus, type one diabetic contestant...
Tell a fan of Orange Is the New Black that you are going to interview Uzo Aduba, better known as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, the pie-throwing, Shakespeare-reciting, erotica-writing emotional heart of the groundbreaking ensemble show, and you will get a strong, immediate reaction: “I love her!” Of course, this fan is not alone in loving Aduba, whose nuanced portrayal of a complicated character veers from straight comedy to emotionally wrenching drama and back again....
Infinite Home, the second novel by Brooklyn writer Kathleen Alcott, has a modest set-up, following the interconnected lives of one Brooklyn brownstone’s tenants at a crucial point in their histories and the building’s history. Yet what Alcott does with her small community is nothing short of magic. Through short scenes, written with an exacting care and beauty, she creates characters that are so well realized that by the novel’s end, it’s easy to mistake...

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