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Seen & Heard: Joyce Carol Oates at the Mysterious Bookshop

Akashic Books and the Mysterious Bookshop will host a reading by Joyce Carol Oates to celebrate the release of new mystery anthology of short stories featuring only women writers on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7p. “Cutting Edge” is a collection of noir stories as well as poems by Margaret Atwood. (Oates has won the National Book Award, two O. Henry Prizes, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer twice. She teaches at Princeton and has published 58 novels.) As Oates points out, noir’s strength has very little to do with man-centric plots and everything to do with female ascendance. Contributors S.J. Rozan, Sheila Kohler and Lisa Lim will also be signing and reading. The bookshop is at 58 Warren.

TOO WHITE, TOO MODERN: DESIGN CHALLENGED
A. spotted this rendering of the building being developed on the corner of Lispenard and Church by Urban Standard Capital. Architects: GF55. And City&Land has a summary of the Landmarks Commission’s concerns for the façade material and the mechanical bulkhead on the roof. CB1 had approved the building with the condition that the bulkhead height be reduced. The commission wanted to see that PLUS a change in the color and the style of the building: in short, it’s too white and too modern and doesn’t fit in with its neighbors in the historic district. But still, the commission took no action.

TAYLOR SWIFT ON NPR’S TINY DESK
Because we love Tiny Desks in our house and because TS is our neighbor, well, at least when she’s in town, here’s a clip of NPR’s newest addition to its series. (If you get into it, definitely watch the Cranberries and Chvrches.)

FOR FIVE COFFEE COMING TOGETHER
F. sent this photo of the Brookfield For Five coffee shop coming together at 225 Liberty. Their website says “Open Winter 2019.”

 





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