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Sudan Stories: The Story of M – Sell a Kidney or Make Bombs

Recorded in March 2014 as part of a media training by Small World News in Cairo, Egypt.  Download Audio M is a Sudanese activist living in Cairo. As a young man in Sudan M was kidnapped, forced to join the military, and punished for refusing to learn bomb-making tactics. Years later M was released and […]
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REMARKABLE INFORMATION! The Right to Bear Anchovies!

I find Monty Q’s on Montague Street a perfectly serviceable, generally pleasant, and thoroughly convenient eatery.  I truly do.  But the other day I went in there and requested anchovies on a slice or two of pizza, and the gentleman behind the counter looked at me like I had just walked into a Taliban Cave [...]

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Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall Gets Free WiFi and Excuse for Celebratory Selfies

Yesterday Brooklyn beep Eric Adams and members of the Downtown Brooklyn business community gathered to celebrate free wifi coming to the Fulton Mall. What did they do to mark the occasion? Take selfies of course!
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The Story Behind the Long Island Bar and Restaurant from Emma Montero Sullivan

Long Island Bar and Restaurant owner Emma Montero Sullivan spoke with NYC Media’s Neighborhood Slice recently. She discusses how she came to own the bar, how she met her husband (both served as bartenders) and eventually why she made the decision to rent it out to Toby Cecchini, and partner Joel Tompkins who have kept [...]
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Brooklyn Bugle Book Club: “The Woman Upstairs,” A Novel by Claire Messud

Women’s anger is an uncertain thing. It’s deserved, but sometimes we hold back from expressing it. Nora Eldridge, the narrator of Claire Messud’s gripping 2013 novel “The Woman Upstairs” has certainly earned her anger. Nora is a school teacher – she teaches third graders – a career she came to after her first career, as [...]

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Tell the Bartender Episode 32: A Series Of Firsts

Listen to Episode 32: A Series Of Firsts Download From iTunes Here In this Episode: Evan Davis recalls the first time he did comedy, had sex, and got drunk. This did not all happen in one night. Coree Spencer tells us about the first time she moved out of her house due to impossible circumstances, and found […]
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Brooklyn Bugle Book Club: “Vernon Downs” a novel by Jaime Clarke

Pity poor Charlie Martens. Since his parents died without making adequate provision for him, Charlie bounced from relative to relative until he wound up at Glendale Community College, in Arizona, studying creative writing. He has never learned to plan; he just improvises until he’s out of moves. Every few years he reinvents himself in a [...]

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REMARKABLE INFORMATION! Baseball is Back, Staples an’ all!

Recently, a rather stunning headline in the sports pages caught my eye: “Aroldis Chapman Has a Head Full of Staples!” cried the scribe.  What a gorgeous sentence (though I will confess I have added the exclamation point, because it adds a certain visual beauty and aural panache to an already splendid phrase). Ah, such true [...]

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