Remember Julie Powell, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation cubicle worker in the aftermath 9/11, who cooked her way through Julia Child’s cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume I, documented it on her blog The Julie/Julia Project, which later became the book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which […]
Archives for November 2012
Two of our most prolific young writers, Najaya Royal and Tema Regist, are participating in Poet-Linc this year. Poet-Linc is a poetry slam contest geared towards young writers from all five boroughs.
The current issue of The Believer includes one of the last interviews with Maurice Sendak, the late, great writer and illustrator behind such iconic titles as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Sendak died last year at the age of 83, and, up until his passing, he was still writing, illustrating, […]
Last week I came across an excellent essay by Stephen King about the use of imagery in writing called “Imagery and the Third Eye.” The essay–in which King writes that all 407 of his rules of writing “will take care of themselves almost automatically if you will, from this point on, take two pledges: First, […]
Brooklyn… when I had you, I treated you bad and wrong, my dear. And since, since you went away, don’t you know I sit around, with my head hanging down, and I wonder who’s loving you? Brooklyn is loving you Brooklyn and therefore last night, November 13, 2012, the cultural organizations of Downtown Brooklyn which […]
Yesterday, for perhaps the seventh or eighth time, I read Raymond Carver’s masterful story “Cathedral,” one of whose main characters is a blind man. This blind man, early on in the story, is an object of scorn to the story’s narrator. And the blind man’s blindness is an object of mockery. The reason for this […]
In Hurricane Sandy’s wake, the remarkable demonstration of community support this disaster has stirred in New Yorkers is an undisputed bright spot in an otherwise devastating time. Community groups and individuals across all five boroughs have come together to give their time, energy, and money to aid in the healing process. In Brooklyn, we have […]