We stand in solidarity with the uprising unfolding across the country following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Jamel Floyd, and those affected by generations of structural violence against Black communities.

We're putting together a list of resources for self-education, mutual aid, and ongoing action in the struggle for racial justice.

View PDF Search View Archive

Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

KARA BLOOMGARDEN-SMOKE is a writer, reader, and a senior editor at the New York Observer. She lives in Brooklyn.

Far-Flung Correspondent

Second novels are difficult, especially if an author has had the good fortune of a well-received first novel. However, unlike the first book, which an author has been working on (intentionally or not) for a lifetime, the next book has a much shorter production timeline, as well as the built-in anxiety that accompanies much higher expectations.

ADVERTISEMENTS
close

The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

All Issues