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  • Lena Dunham Develops New HBO Series, Covers EW

    Lena Dunham’s empire continues to blow the lid off pop culture, as she covers the February 8, 2013 Entertainment Weekly with the headline, “How (She) Became the Voice Of A Generation.” Add that to the news that the “Girls” creator and Brooklyn Heights rez will pen a new pilot for HBO based on the upcoming […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    February 1, 2013
  • Here’s A Look At Lena Dunham’s $3.7M Book Proposal

    Brooklyn Heights’ resident and actor, director, executive producer, writer and creator of HBO’s “Girls” Lena Dunham sold her narrative “Not That Kind Of Girl,” in October to Random House for $3.7 million based on the strength of an illustrated 66-page proposal. The book, packed with “frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    December 11, 2012
  • Brooklyn Heights’ Rez Björk Garners Two Grammy Nods

    Congrats to Brooklyn Heights resident, singer, songwriter and Icelandic artist Björk, whose “Biophilia” was nominated today for two Grammy awards: Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package. For the former nod, she’s up against Fiona Apple, M83, Gotye and Tom Waits. The latter: Boys & Girls, Charmer, Love This Giant and Swing Lo Magellan. […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    December 6, 2012
  • Lena Dunham Participates In Lesley Gore ‘You Don’t Own Me’ Political PSA

    Brooklyn Heights’ rez and HBO’s “Girls” creator Lena Dunham is among more than a dozen celebs who took to their webcams and lip-synced Lesley Gore’s 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me” in a pointed political anti-Mitt Romney PSA. notes, “The lip-syncing is interspersed with messages about (Presidential hopeful) Romney and the Republican Party’s plans […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    October 26, 2012
  • Open Thread Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    On this date in 1915, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller was born (d: Feb. 10, 2005). He is best known for “Death of a Salesman” (1949), “The Crucible” (1953), and “A View from the Bridge” (1955/1956). As BHB readers well know, in June 1956, Miller left his first wife Mary Slattery […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    October 17, 2012
  • Italian Zombie Revival for BHB’s Claude Scales

    BHB legend has it that our own Claude Scales once “starred” in a Zombie flick. Okay, it’s not really a secret, but now an Italian movie fan is giving the film a big thumbs up. Or maybe it’s really a big che diavolo è che. Watch the full clip after the jump. Self Absorbed Boomer: […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    October 8, 2012
  • Heights Resident & HBO’s ‘Girls’ Guru Lena Dunham Shops Million-Bucks Book Deal

    Now you can add “author” to the lofty list of accomplishments from Brooklyn Heights resident and Emmy-nominated actor, director, executive producer, writer and creator of HBO’s “Girls” Lena Dunham. The critic’s darling is shopping a book proposal, according to Slate. “Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham” is currently in proposal form, with […]
    (via Brooklyn Heights Blog)

    October 2, 2012