In part one of a two-part preview of this year’s NBA playoffs, we look at the league’s Western Conference, oft-considered superior to its Eastern counterpart. But the book recommendations? Whoa Nelly, those will be top shelf on both sides of the court!
It feels apt to write of WORD Brooklyn on a rainy Tuesday night, as the store has long proven shelter from the proverbial storm. A browser’s paradise (and for the sake of remaining afloat, hopefully a paying customer’s one as well), it’s where we’ll go in the midst of an invasion from the undead Martians, or the sulphuric hail of brimstone that will cement a Romney win in November. WORD’s near-nightly reading events, while classy and informative each time out, […]
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Vol. 1 asked some of our favorite local indie booksellers to offer suggested purchases from their store for an acutely romantic customer. A book that’s great for the lovelorn, the broken-hearted, the lustful, the newly smitten, or those committed for life. It could be a book for one’s self or to give as a gift to your lover, your ex, or your crush. Here now, a variety of choices that are spot on for […]
Above: Fanbase, pre-moshing. Or post-moshing… hard to tell. When does an event not only live up to its hype, but actually exceeds it? Bowie collaborating with Eno? The last episode of Alf? John Madden’s turducken? We can now add Vol. 1’s “Civic Pride: Washington D.C.” to that distinguished list. Held last Thursday at Greenpoint mecca WORD Brooklyn, Civic Pride’s latest edition was the end-all tribute to the District of Columbia, featuring a stellar line-up of authors and at an atmosphere […]