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Hapening: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play for Brooklyn Public Library

Our pals at The Desk Set are hosting an after-party for the Brooklyn Public Library gala, which in all fairness, is probably way cooler than the gala itself.  It’s also $35 bucks.



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Online Comic Strip Figures Out Zombie-Lit Phenomenon

Image courtesy of Cinematical.com

Image courtesy of Cinematical.com

Turns out, it’s the boys who are to blame!  Because the girls totally get it.   Unshelved is an online comic book set in a public library. Every Sunday for “Book Club,” they publish a guest post, which features a different book every week.  This week, Pride and Prejudice.  Are zombies involved?  Sea monsters?, one character wonders.  No way!, says the other.  Vol. 1 has discussed the zombie-lit trend in the past–more than once, in fact–and plans to continue doing so (usually, discouraging it!).  Click through for Unshelved‘s hilarious, illuminating strip from yesterday, or check it out directly from their site.
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Bites: Libba Bray steals our hearts with a song, Poe’s dead date, Obama’s book, Brooklyn cliches, and more

Breaking!   Libba Bray picks “Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers as one of her songs in her turn at Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes”. This makes us like her even more.


  • Yesterday was the 160th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.  We failed by not making mention of this.  January Magazine did not make the same mistake.
  • I don’t even eat meat, but I am totally in support of the blog Save the Deli putting out a a book.
  • Michael Crichton’s widow wants a bunch of money.  She’s sad because has so far only received two million dollars.




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