powerHouse Book Launch: Cover and What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund, with Will Schwalbe
powerHouse Book Launch: Cover and What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund, with Will Schwalbe
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“Once in a while I’m presented with covers that cross the barriers of cultural reference and visual language. That feel universal. That feel like perfect starts to stories. Covers that I don’t want the reader to forget, but to carry with them throughout my books. Those covers are Peters Mendelsund’s covers.”—Jo Nesbø, author of The Snowman

Book Launch: Powers of Two by Joshua Wolf Shenk, with Eamon Dolan
Book Launch: Powers of Two by Joshua Wolf Shenk, with Eamon Dolan
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Shenk’s new book explores the at once intuitive and surprising roll creative duos play in shaping our culture. Editor Eamon Dolan joins in conversation.

Thursday Aug 07, 2014 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Brooklyn Queens Elite, Art Exhibition, curated by Yvette Hidalgo
Opening Reception: Brooklyn Queens Elite, Art Exhibition, curated by Yvette Hidalgo
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The BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite art exhibition at THE POWERHOUSE ARENA in DUMBO, Brooklyn will open on Thursday, August 7th from 6pm – ­9pm. Featuring the work of Brooklyn and Queens natives who came of age during the golden era of hip hop, artists in the exhibition include: Alice Mizrachi, Ambi67, Antonio KEL 5MH, CERN, David Cooper, Ernie Paniccioli, Greg Larmache, Olivia Jarowski­Lovera, TooFly, Tommy Rebel, URNewYork, and WRY TCK.

Book Launch: The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko, with Salman Rushdie
Book Launch: The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko, with Salman Rushdie
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In her sweeping and deeply affecting debut novel, Manko traces a wrongly exiled immigrant’s quest to be reunited with his family. Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie joins her in conversation.

Book Launch: Typographic Universe by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
Book Launch: Typographic Universe by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
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Designers Heller and Anderson identify the unseen typographies in everyday life, celebrating the world of letters found or created in unexpected places.

NYC Launch: Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon, with Grace Bonney
NYC Launch: Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon, with Grace Bonney
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In classic how-to fashion, Congdon debunks the myth of the starving artist, showing the many ways artists can make a living from their craft. Joining her in conversation is Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney.

Indie Debut Author Night: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, & Bianca Stone
Indie Debut Author Night: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, & Bianca Stone
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We’re teaming up with McSweeney’s, Grove Atlantic, and Tin House to celebrate the debut releases of three exciting new authors: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, and Bianca Stone. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

Book Launch: Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny
Book Launch: Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny
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In her daring new book, journalist, activist, and feminist Penny brings a broad history of revolutionary thought to bear on gender and power politics in the twenty-first century.