History of a Pinstripe Empire

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ot_PinstripeEmpireCover By John Friia “Being a Yankee meant something and still does,” Yogi Berra states in Marty Appel’s new book Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from before the Babe to after the Boss. Unlike most Yankee biographies that have been published, Appel’s book is a narrative history of the famous team with insights from some [&hellip
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This Brat Pack Member Is Always Packing

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ws_andrewmccarthy_headshot.tiff ACTOR AND TRAVEL WRITER ANDREW MCCARTHY ON ‘PRETTY IN PINK,’ and HIS NEW BOOK By Angela Barbuti Andrew McCarthy will forever be part of the iconic group of teenage actors from the ’80s known as the Brat Pack. And to this day, people still talk to him about it. After an audition on the Upper [&hellip
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Can You Name That ‘Stash? New Book Categorizes “One Thousand Mustaches”

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One-Thousand-Beards-Peterkin-Allan-9781551521077 A quick look at a new book celebrating the facial mustache and at history’s most famous mouthbrows When Allan Peterkin released his tabletop book One Thousand Beards in 2001, it would only make sense that he drew some ire from a large part of the facially-hirsute community. His book cleverly and humorously recapitulated the history of [&hellip
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Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

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Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
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New England Review Reading, An Intimate Gathering in Chelsea

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The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) presented an evening tribute to Middlebury College’s New England Review Monday night, featuring five writers who have graduated from Middlebury and/or been published in the Review. The reading was the Review’s first in the City. PTP is dedicated to extending arts beyond the Middlebury campus and into major cities. (by [&hellip
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Steve Berry on the Craft of Thriller Writing

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From Charlemagne to the Knights Templar to Thomas Jefferson, New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry has explored and unraveled secrets of the past with his character Cotton Malone, a retired elite operative for the U.S. Justice Department and rare book dealer who lives in Copenhagen. Malone is invariably drawn into international conspiracies and alternate [&hellip
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Summer is Coming: Summer Guide 2012

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Summer_Cover.indd It’s still the early part of the season, the good part, when summer hours kick into effect (for the luckiest among us), before the tourist invasion starts and the city starts to heat up and emit that special odor that’s uniquely New York in August. There’s no better time to be in the city for [&hellip
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Summer Reading—At the Movies

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Taking reading and movie-watching literally Summer used to be the time people caught up on the reading they had always meant to do. In Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth parodied the ritual pulling out of Tolstoy’s War and Peace around the pool or on the beach. Roth observed an ideal situation—not beach fiction but great fiction [&hellip
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