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  "Are you here for the Miranda July event?" the woman asked my companion, grabbing him by the arm. "I'm from New York magazine and we'd love to take your picture and ask a few questions." There aren't many literary events that have New York staffers staking out photogenic attendees, but this wasn't just any literary event; this was Miranda July in conversation with Lena Dunham ("Brooklyn's own," as she was introduced) on the occasion of the release...
Ten years ago the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), a well-organized neighborhood specific activist network, came to an agreement with private developers. In the interest of raising much-needed funds to complete construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the community group agreed to let developers build a hotel and three-building condo cluster, despite the fact they were "not thrilled with the thought of a large new structure that is out of character with the rest of the neighborhood." But in exchange for...
I guess I should say this upfront: I am not particularly a fan of the character Marnie Michaels on Girls (I don't think anybody is, practically), and I'm also not super into a lot of Allison Williams's work; her palpable earnestness makes it near impossible to believe her as any character other than Marnie, with whom she certainly seems to share a few traits. (I know, I know; it's fiction. Still.) And yet, despite all...
It's January, which means that Girls is about to premiere and the annual wave of Lena Dunham thinkpieces is nearly at hand. But there are rewards to being a Dunham-phile, particularly if you happened to read and love her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Rewards in the form of free drinks and prizes at the upcoming Not That Kind of Girl trivia night at The Diamond in Greenpoint. The event, on January 22, is a collaboration between...

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