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Starting a new print magazine amid all the death-of-print bells tolling is a risky business venture, to put it mildly, especially if this magazine is the literary kind. Unless, that is, you’re a much-hyped communications and social media agency, like Crown Heights-based Praytell Strategy, which can afford not only to launch a new print publication featuring fiction and poetry from local unknowns, but to donate all proceeds from said magazine to charity. Radiator, launched...
Brooklynites are pretty good at purchasing secondhand. But if you grew up almost anywhere else in the country, newness abounds--in your closet, around your kitchen, and in your garage, a place that, in itself, is foreign here. But today is National Thrift Store Day, and New York City Department of Sanitation is doing its due diligence to mark the occasion by hanging out at Housing Works, one of the city's most renowned symbols of thrift. Sanitation Commissioner...
I met with author and editor Caroline Zancan on one of those beautiful late June days when it's still possible to believe that New York's summer won't descend into its usual midyear fetid hellscape. It was the kind of day that makes those of us without roof decks or backyards question what the hell it is we're even doing with our lives—if, you know, you can even call what we do living. In short, it was lovely....

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