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New York Review Books, the book publishing arm of the New York Review of Books, launches its latest imprint, New York Review Comics, with a cult classic that’s been out of print for decades: Mark Beyer’s Agony. Beyer produces images many admirers call “art brut,” his panels both intricately patterned and dreamlike. Agony follows friends Amy and Jordan, a couple who Beyer began drawing in the 1970s, as they endure misery after catastrophe after...
Seaborne 228 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook The latest addition to Red Hook’s quietly thriving cocktail scene debuted in January behind a wall of clouded, glittering glass bricks. Above the new bar hangs an old burgundy awning that still faintly reads “Vern’s Kitchen,” a ghostly reminder of the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had on several small businesses in the area several years ago. Seaborne’s opening is marked by a similar pathos: its original owner, Sasha Petraske...
Starlee Kine was first featured on This American Life in 1997, when she was a college student. Founding producer Paul Tough interviewed her about her elderly neighbor, who was convinced she was a drug dealer. At the time, she was majoring in dramatic writing, which she calls “a stupid, dumb major” that “shouldn’t exist.” But radio made sense to Kine in a way nothing had before, and it’s where she’s spent the last 20...
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It was the first week of August when I saw you, that time of year when the collective amnesia that we succumb to between June and September is at its least forgiving—when the swamp masquerades as a habitable city and those of us who have neither the sense nor the resources to evacuate do our best to tolerate the layer of grime coating our skin—and any surface unlucky enough to be at the mercy...