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Bold & Brave: Gillibrand Highlights Tubman, Other Women Heroes In New Book

By Robert Harding New York is well represented in U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s new children’s book, Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote. Six of the 10 women highlighted by Gillibrand had...

Good, Grey Poet: How Walt Whitman Opened The Frontiers Of American Literature

“I congratulate you at the beginning of a great career,” so wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson to the young Walt Whitman in 1855. Emerson, the self-styled philosopher king of American letters, had read Leaves Of Grass,...

Musical Beach Reads

It’s almost beach season and what better way to prepare for sand and sun than a good book in your beach bag? Fortunately, there are plenty of musical reads. Rock out on the beach this...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer Shares Her Wisdom And Her Past At Local Events

Lucky attendees of the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s screening of Ask Dr. Ruth witnessed the brilliance, courage and drive of America’s most famous sex therapist during a live Q&A with Dr. Ruth Westheimer at Great Neck Squire Cinemas on...

To Shoulder A Burden: The Amazing Story of Harper Lee

American literature is full of first novels by famous novelists who never quite reached that peak again. Bruce Springsteen, for instance, is a songwriter, not a novelist, but he stumbled on a truth when he...

Spring Books: Henry Lee rides again, Frank Costello dies in bed

What happened to the novelist? The poet? The recent passing of both Tom Wolfe and Philip Roth further announced that the American novel is in decline. What great poets have perished recently? We are living...