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It might be true that Hlavinka (almost) crashed a fifteen-ton tractor while reading Gravity’s Rainbow, but what he lacks in field prowess he makes up for in bookish convictions. The Events Coordinator at Park Slope’s Community Bookstore, Hlavinka’s duties include programming talent such as Toni Morrison, Orhan Pamuk and Svetlana Alexievich. Once a book person, always a book person, however, so it makes sense that Hlavinka still spends time on the floor pushing his...
Maxwell Neely-Cohen is a man of many hats: financial advisor, author, Senior Advisor at non-profit Words After War, friend to Brooklyn’s finest book floaters and self-proclaimed perpetual teenager. While he spends a good deal of time writing himself, he is equally as eager encouraging others to take risks on their own work within the many creative communities of which he plays an integral part. Be it architecture, dance, music, film and more, his prowess...
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Brooklyn resident Gregory Pardlo is currently at work on a memoir-in-essays, he is a faculty member of the Rutgers University-Camden MFA program and associate editor of Callaloo. His prize-winning collection of poems, Digest, emerged after the birth of his second child: a book about fatherhood, it’s also about history, about scholarship, and pretentious, funny, sad, tender spaces in between. One poem, a review of a fictional how-to book, asks: “How...
Photos by: Jane Bruce, Daniel Dorsa, Nicole Fara Silver, & Maggie Shannon. Food Nicole Taylor Cookbook Author, Podcaster Nicole wrote The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen and started the podcast "Hot Grease" after moving to Brooklyn from Georgia -- the food Taylor shares both nods to and reinvents the south's culinary traditions. Will Elliott Maison Premiere and Sauvage It's hard to top a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program, but after building a menu of absinthe-based...

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