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Cop Story (Too)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

Police brutality is real and wrong. But what we as the American public should consider are the profound pressures applied to law enforcement officers in high-crime areas and how said pressures often inform the distance between the officers and the communities they are obliged to protect.

Go the F*ck to Sleep Art Basel

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 12.05.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Art Basel is not Art Basel. Art Basel is just a small component and maybe the worst and most boring part of Art Basel. Art Basel really is this HUGE radio wave of satellite Art Fairs and pop-up events and Wynwood events and street art happening live in Wynwood and parties in Wynwood and on the beach.

Starve the Vulture: An Interview With Jason Carney

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"People tend to deny their own bravery. Although we clamor for it secretly, everyone wants to be the center of attention for the right reasons. Most people do not believe they have it in them."

No One is Safe: An Interview with Upcoming Novelist Justin Kassab

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Justin Kassab graduated in 2009 to the worst job market since the Great Depression: the end of the world didn't look so bad. To pass his time of being...

Kaylie Jones Discusses the Art of Memoir

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"I think you need to be angry enough, and justified enough in your position, to not care what anyone thinks about your story."

'Kingston Noir': Where the Sun Doesn't Shine

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Kingston Noir is the purest of noir, and the richest of depictions of Jamaica -- only not the Jamaica you are probably familiar with.

eVersion Of 'Go The F*** To Sleep' Coming Soon

AP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — The e-version of a tired dad's best-seller "Go the (Bleep) to Sleep" is coming soon. Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher...

Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.

Musings on Trinidad Noir

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arlene M. Roberts

Rest assured, long after the Solo and Peardrax have been poured, after the last morsel of jerk chicken wings has been eaten, Trinidad Noir will be savored for years to come.