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  It’s a truism to say that books change lives, but the commonality of the sentiment doesn’t make it any less real. Brooklyn Magazine asked as many writers and editors and book people it could think of to talk about the piece of writing that changed them. Their answers are myriad, delightful, and as personal as a fingerprint. Time to head to your local bookstore (or library) and stock up. LUCAS ADAMS cartoonist-writer and co-editor New York...
Editors at Tin House, and husband and wife, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell are seasoned Brooklynites; plus, having lived in Park Slope for nearly 20 years, they’ve seen their fair share of transformations. We spoke with them about the changes they've seen in Brooklyn, and whether or not they're worried about the borough's cultural integrity. Elissa Schappell: “The problem isn’t so much that the neighborhoods are being gentrified it’s that the people who are moving in aren't...

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