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I am an adult woman. I read books. I write about books too. I think I do an ok job of it. But apparently, men think I could do better. Or at least know more about books and writing and probably everything (including food). And so, sometimes they try and tell me all about everything they know since they are men and they are naturally wise. These are some of those times.  On seeing I am going...
We’re pretty firmly of the mind that no matter how grim things seem in the world at large, life will always be at least kind of OK as long there’s something good to read. And so, lucky for us, even if the last five years have had their ups-and-downs, we’ve always been able to find an escape. Here, then, are the 25 books—all by Brooklyn authors—that have allowed us—and some other notable people in...
What was it? The monthly reading series at Franklin Park, a bar in Crown Heights that has a lot of square footage but always seems too small for the crowd. The reading series is an excellent and somewhat unusual one: Rather than introducing one author to read and then doing a Q&A, the series usually groups together three or four readers and let's them have the floor for a good long chunk of time. Beer...
This summer marked the release of Catherine Lacey's debut novel Nobody Is Ever Missing, and one of the things we couldn't help but think as we hastened our way through its pages (well, "hastened" before doubling and even tripling back and re-reading some of the most lyrical prose we've happened upon in a while), was that summer is the perfect time for this tale of loss and reflection. Is there any season more desperate than summer?...

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