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Molly McArdle is Brooklyn Magazine's books editor. She also runs the Daily GIF. Follow her on Twitter (@mollitudo) and on Tumblr (mollymcardle.com).
Jami Attenberg and I were supposed to go to a protest in front of the White House. It would really have been the perfect setting for this interview—and made for a killer lede. Plus, fresh off the Women’s March we were both genuinely jazzed to wave more signs in the cold. But come the appointed hour Attenberg wasn’t feeling too hot and I myself was starving. That’s how we ended up sitting at a...
Community Bookstore is Brooklyn’s oldest independent and one of its—justly—most beloved. From the Park Slope store’s infamous store cat, Tiny the Usurper, to its cameo on that one episode of Louie, to its superb selection and events, Community has everything you know (as well as well as several things you didn’t)  you wanted from a bookstore. Stephanie Valdez, co-owner General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa Set in Angola during nearly 30 years of civil war,...
We’re living in a golden age of cultural criticism. Sure, ye olde online content farms yield a lot of drek, but they’ve also borne more and better writing, from Matt Zoller Seitz on Mad Men to Doreen St. Felix’s deconstruction of how patois is heard and misheard. Not all of this stellar #kultural #kontent has been collected in books—yet—but there’s a lot, new and old, to keep you busy in the meantime. Notes from No...
BuzzFeed’s head of U.S. News, Shani O. Hilton has deeply shaped the journalist juggernaut that the digital media company has become in recent years. As the head of one of the youngest and most diverse newsrooms in the nation, she’s as well known for the great work BuzzFeed has published as for the extraordinary talent she has helped incubate. How did you become the editor you are? I’ve been lucky enough to work with a number...

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