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No. 18 Five Books by Brooklyn Authors That We Can’t Wait to Read The Local Lit to Look Out For in 2014 We can get behind the maxim of never judging a book by its cover (well, maybe we can; some books have pretty nice covers!), but we will happily judge people by the books they’re reading. All of which is to say, if we ran across any of you on the subway reading one of these books,...
Last week, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the act of "grinding" up against a person is "as serious an offense as pervs who squeeze, grab or pinch." As the New York Daily News reports, the state's highest court "ruled that rubbing your private parts against another person is enough to merit the charge of 'forcible touching' and punishments of up to a year in jail." Finally! Prior to this ruling, it...
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Writing about romance is not always easy; far too often a writer drifts into cliché, or is overly cautious of cliché and misses the mark altogether, leaving the reader cold. And yet the best writing that revolves around the concept of love frequently counts as some of the best writing that we’ve ever read. This is probably because the experience of love and romance is one that we’re inclined to want...
There are books that I've read that I love and that I'm so happy to know that everyone else loves too. This makes me happy. And then there are books that I've read that I love that nobody else has even heard of. This makes me...sad? No. Angry? No. Righteously indignant? Yes! And also, evangelical. That's how I used to feel anyway about the novel After Claude by Iris Owens. When NYRB Classics republished After...