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According to the astrologer Evangeline Adams, America is born at 3:03 on the 4th of July, Gemini Rising. It is to be mercurial, restless, violent. It looks to the Philippines and calls gluttony the New Frontier. It looks to South America and intervenes in the internal affairs of its nations; piracy is termed “bringing about […]

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In honor of the great contributions Brooklyn’s mostly proud blind people have made to our Armed Forces over the years, I’m delighted to reintroduce this interview between a monocle-wearing historian, Brian Berger, and the nearly sightless novelist Jim Knipfel. As for Woodrow Wilson, the Staunton, Virginia native who presided over  the first Armistice Day, he […]

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There’s a new book in town! Now that the professional mourners have put their veils and candles away, the enormity of the artistic life of Michael Jackson remains. To help us make sense of and celebrate those numerous achievements, Armond has put together a collection of his MJ writings under the title Keep Moving and […]

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Mina Loy, in fact, has very little— I won’t say none— connection to Kings County. Nonetheless, I have included Mina Loy in the Brooklyn Dirty Book Festival this year because of her nearness to the still spry ticker of soon-to-be-86-year-old Caz Dolowicz. There used to be a cigar shop on Washington Street right by the […]

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Post-apocalyptic? No. This is an apocalyptic posting! Like the smoldering heap of boundary stones marking novelist Jim Knipfel’s Park Slope Liebestod; like Combat Jack’s review of Brendan I. Koerner’s Now The Hell Will Start: One Soldier’s Flight From Greatest Manhunt of World War II, which sounds a lot more interesting than those rightly wary of […]

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Death loves a mystery. Death can’t get started. Death in high heels. Death makes the world go ’round. Death in a Class A uniform. Death at the Dakota. Death your magic spell is everywhere. Death is here to stay. Death goes to the movies. Death is marching on. Death travels to Samarra. Death and his […]

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Jason Cohen is what Grammy Hall would call a real Jew. Time was, that wouldn’t have been a big deal, at least not in Brooklyn; the place was full of ‘em! Cohen even lived in his mother’s ancestral homeland of Midwood for a couple years in the early-1990s— Midwood! And let me tell ya’ll, Midwood […]

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Dunedin Lanes, Florida Because of a minor but irksome arm injury sustained by Caz Dolowicz in a recent cosmic bowling accident, Caz is, by Cosmodemonic doctor’s orders, taking a few days off. During this involuntary furlough, I, Amber Tides, will be around if the old man just has to say something— ya’ll know how he […]

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“The Brooklyn Speech of Booker T. Washington, delivered Feb. 22, before the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, has been published in pamphlet form, and there is a tremendous demand for it from all parts of the country. It is the best and most complete statement of the Negro’s case that has yet been given.”— […]

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How This Works… Support Freeform Radio!Your NameYour EmailYour Pledge $Add this banner to your site! ITEM: Just a friendly reminder to anyone with ears and a little wampum that WFMU, one of the two listener-supported radio stations WWIB has much love for (the other being WKCR— good morning Coconutter!) is running their figurative 26.2 miles […]

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