Browsing: literature

Opinion
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“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” ― Ray Bradbury BETWEEN THE LINES: About 18 months ago, a debate took place at a Canarsie elementary school over a book of poems, when parents objected to some content, such as an anti-war poem with a line that…

News
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We received a press release from our friends at the Shorefront YM-YWHA (3300 Coney Island Avenue, corner of Brightwater Court), including an event scheduled this weekend on September 25: Starting in September 2011, the recognition of iconic Soviet émigré writer Sergei Dovlatov’s 70-year birthday anniversary will take place in Russia, Estonia, and United States, the places where…

Arts & Music
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Ready, set… “write” on! Borough President Marty Markowitz is reaching out to all of Brooklyn’s high schoolers (high school students attending school in Brooklyn or who live in Brooklyn) to participate in his Sixth Annual “Brooklyn Lit Match” Teen Writing Contest, a student competition held in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival, September 18. Students…

Arts & Music
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Coney Island collides with the world of comic books in Kevin Baker’s Luna Park from Vertigo/DC Comics. The story follows Alik Strelnikov, a Russian mafia “enforcer” and explores parts of the community’s criminal underworld, while also delving into the immigrant experience. The plot periodically flashes back to Alik’s ancestors in Russia and examine how their…