Posts Tagged ‘Books’

The Protagonist: Actor & Writer Richard Belzer Says “Everything is a Conspiracy”

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I thought the crowd that came out to see Richard Belzer at Tribeca’s Barnes & Noble last week, on the eve of the presidential debate, would be predominantly Law & Order junkies and maybe a couple fans of Belzer’s stand up. My gateway into Belzer has, after all, been his acting, which explains my complete [&hellip
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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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Where Writers and Readers Live

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JonathanSpringer_LibrarySociety By Amanda Woods Beyond the winding staircases and old-fashioned elevators in the Upper East Side’s New York Society Library, countless stacks of books, ranging from historical accounts to mysteries to rare titles, have enticed authors, researchers and ordinary readers for 75 years. The library, a converted townhouse, opened on East 79th Street near Madison Avenue [&hellip
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The Case for Character

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Children_Succeed_hi21 A new book reports on the surprising ways that traits like grit and curiosity can improve success in school and—even better—in life By Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen A journalist with long-time gigs as an editor at Harper’s and the New York Times magazine, New York City dad Paul Tough has spent much of his career thinking, reporting [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop to Leave East Village?

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st.marks By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop seeks a new home. Established in 1977, the bookshop is a literary fixture in the East Village that has attracted cultural luminaries like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and Susan Sontag. According to Crain’s, however, the store hopes to find a more affordable location when its rent increases [&hellip
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Summer Wordplay

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

NYC Poetry Festival Picks to perk up your inner literatus By Allen Houston New York shows its literary stripes during the summer months, when every bookstore and bar seems to sweat an author or reading series from its pores. Here are our choices for some of the best events to help you get back in touch with your [&hellip
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From Black Panther to Columbia Lion

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Black History-Jamal Joseph Jamal Joseph attended a protest in Harlem the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Though the protest was mostly peaceful, looting and rioting broke out. Cops began clubbing and shooting at the protesters, making no differentiation between looters and those simply shouting phrases like “The King is dead.” The police chased Joseph, a [&hellip
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The History of Middle Age

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Patricia Cohen book Cover At 51, New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen has hit the ubiquitous halfway point for age. But instead of getting older quietly, Cohen decided to write a biography of middle age in her first book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age (Scribner). She starts at the beginning, roughly a century ago, when middle [&hellip
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