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Oh, you're already in Chiang Mai slurping noodles or sitting on the beach in Guam at your cute New Year's yoga retreat? That's nice. That's really nice. Some of us are still in Brooklyn, and lucky for us, we're the goddamn champions at New Year's Eve celebrations. We've got two-handed shots, contortionists, bike rides, and polar dives: here are our favorite ways to banish 2016 and timidly (or torridly) welcome 2017, right here in Brooklyn. AUGUST LAURA FANCY AS F***...
If you work in, or pay close attention to, books, you’ll have seen the beautiful, color-blocked cover for months: a woman’s face in profile, segmented as if made of stained glass. This is what it looks when publishing works, when it puts resources behind a brilliant debut like Brit Bennett’s The Mothers. Named a BEA Buzz pick in June (one of six adult titles chosen by editor-panelists), this first novel has been in bookish...
Just as it is in the film industry, fall is the book world’s prestige season, and the next six months are crowded with luminous names, promising debuts, and actual Oscar winners. I limited myself to one hundred titles here because it’s an attractive round number and you have to draw the line somewhere, am I right? Celebrity memoirs from Bruce Springsteen, Trevor Noah, Lil Wayne, and Carrie Fisher are coming out, plus a Joan...
Bill de Blasio isn't the only one who really, really wants Brooklyn to be the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Apparently, these two hipsters, pictured above, are all for Barclays hosting the shebang, too. But why? Will Brooklyn, or anywhere in New York state, really, play a major role in determining who becomes the next president? Absolutely not—we'll likely vote blue no matter what. And second, NYC might be the last city...

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