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PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Gross Last night, the entertainment & storytelling studio, Topic, hosted an important discussion on what identity is, and what it means to us inside the beautiful Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights. Investigative reporter Nicholas Kulish kicked off last night's discussion, speaking about his discrepancies between how the world sees him versus how he sees himself as a tall person. He argued that while he sees himself as an author and reporter, those categories of self-identification mattered less...
Everyone's favorite multi-hyphenate, Tavi Gevinson, will be appearing at the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday, where she will be in conversation with writer-editor Anna Holmes as part of the museum's First Saturday programming. This month's theme is "Women Changemakers" and the day's free events will include music from Alissia & The Funketeers; a viewing of the film LaDonna Harris: Indian 101, directed by Julianna Brannum, and centering around the life of Harris, a Comanche activist; music from Princess Nokia, singer...
Welcome to Look, Book, our weekly (or so) column on the literary happenings of Brooklyn. What was it? Roxane Gay was at BookCourt on Sunday evening, as the awe-inspiring cherry atop the Brooklyn Book Festival sundae. Earlier in the day, she also participated in a Brooklyn Book Fest panel, alongside Leslie Jamison and Elissa Schappell. Gay has published two books this year: An Untamed State, a novel, and Bad Feminist, an essay collection. At BookCourt, she was in conversation...
The real problem with book festivals is the same trouble that occurs with festivals of any kind: There is just too much to do. Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival is full of interesting panels and smart people speaking about writing, plus a field of booths with all kinds of lovely literary treats. From Paul Auster to Naomi Klein to Roz Chast, there are many folks appearing at the festival who hope to bend your ear....

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