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Slope scribe pens handbook for awkward men in search of wives

If not love at first sight — write. Comment

Who you gonna call: Expert on sexual specters tells all

Gowanus: Is there something strange in your neighborhood? You better hope it’s not Il Masturbatore! Comments (3)

Fish tales: New graphic novel tells of Hudson River mermaid

The Little Mermaid lived under the sea, but she wouldn’t dare go into the Hudson. Comments (2)

Checkin’ in with Brooklyn’s foremost ghost expert

Checkin’ in with: Did you know Alfred T. White’s ghost is a foot fetishist? Ever think that Jacques Torres opened his chocolate shop in Brooklyn because of paranormal forces? Were you aware that there are sperm-stealing witches in DUMBO? If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to have a chat with supernatural insider L.V. Salazar. Comments (4)

Infinite fest: Foster Wallace fan club a supposedly fun thing they plan to do again

Greenpoint: Self-proclaimed book geeks are celebrating all things David Foster Wallace with a new meet-up group that promises to be as quirky, obsessive, and self-deprecating as the hipster lit icon himself. Comment
Members of the Bushwick Book Club don’t just sip wine and discuss the literature, they sing about it. Comments (9)

Cartoonist fights real villain: boredom

Prospect Heights: A Prospect Heights artist has a simple question for the comic book industry: why so serious? Comment

New book tells forgotten tale of Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics

The Brooklynite who founded Marvel Comics only got a one-paragraph tribute from the company he created when he died in 1992 — but now the incredible story of his life and achievements is getting the recognition it deserves. Comment

Thirst is everything

Ever wonder if you could take on a vampire in a fight? Wonder no more. Comment

Here’s a Witt-y take on the Atlantic Yards controversy

Stephen Witt wrote hundreds of stories about Atlantic Yards during his years as a Courier Life reporter — now he’s written a novel about it, too. Comment
Prospect Heights: Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. Comment

Website helps struggling writers get the words out

Rivals are often the toughest critics — but Brooklyn’s unpublished and unappreciated scribes are putting their differences aside and joining forces in hopes of attracting the one thing that all writers crave: readers. Comment

He’s on a mission from god

A Mill Basin author’s superhero has to save the earth — by order of the creator. Comments (2)
And yes, one of them is named the Hypst’r. Comment
Bushwick: If they won’t come for the books, they might come for the coffee. And if they don’t come for the coffee, they’ll definitely come for the booze. Comments (11)

Tonight! ‘Daily Show’ co-creator talks comedy in DUMBO

DUMBO: Brilliant social satirist and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is showcasing a bitingly funny book that offers a closer look at one of today’s most influential female comedians. Comment

‘Daily Show’ co-creator talks comedy in DUMBO

DUMBO: Brilliant social satirist and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is showcasing a bitingly funny book that offers a closer look at one of today’s most influential female comedians. Comment

If it works for lemonade … Heights author sets up sidewalk stand to sell book

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Heights writer has a refreshingly old-fashioned approach: a table, a sign, and some sweets. Comments (2)

Fact to fiction — financial reporter writes Wall Street thriller

Park Slope: After 25-years of hard facts, a little fiction goes a long way. Comment

We will never eradicate bed bugs, so we must change our perspective, author says

Red Hook: A Park Slope bed bug expert is sleeping tight without letting them bite — but the rest of us might not be so lucky. Comments (11)

New cook book club feeds body and mind

Williamsburg: Join a conversation where the knives are as sharp as the wits at the Brooklyn Kitchen Book Club hosted by Brooklyn-based journalist Cara Cannella. Comment

Totally tubular! Author surfs worldwide web in breakthrough book

Fort Greene: The Internet isn’t just the nebulous space of infinite possibility it’s made out to be, writes journalist Andrew Blum — it’s tubes. Comment

Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers snagged in the nation’s largest weed bust comes to Brooklyn. Comment

Bookworms and barflies come together for boozy lit crawl

Awesome: Put on your beer glasses, and join the exodus into the most literary borough of them all. Comment

This guy has a pencil to sell you

Williamsburg: Do what you love — even if its just sharpening pencils. Comments (3)

There’s more to Jewish baseball than Sandy Koufax

Park Slope: Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comment

Writer tells you about his childhood friend: Jeffrey Dahmer

Cobble Hill: A graphic novel retells the story of infamous murderer Jeffrey Dahmer from a decidedly discomforting perspective — a childhood friend’s. Comment

Living single

DUMBO: A discussion about the rapid rise in young adults choosing to live the single life. Comments (9)

‘Black’ comedy

Greenpoint: Funnyman Michael Ian Black reads in Greenpoint — with Meghan McCain! Comments (1)

Comedian tells Brooklyn what it’s like having agoraphobia

Greenpoint: Not only did Sara Benincasa conquer her agoraphobic fear of leaving her apartment — she became a standup comedian, and wrote a whole book about it. Comments (2)

Your weekend reads — from three Brooklyn booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment

‘How to be Black’ with Baratunde Thurston

Checkin’ in with: Funnyman and Onion editor’s hilarious new take on race relations Comments (2)

Your weekend reads — from three Brooklyn booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment
Greenpoint: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman pen a book about heartbreak Comments (1)

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Cobble Hill: Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment

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