MADELEINE BARAN is a writer based in Brooklyn.
At some jobs, employees are asked to give money to charities like the United Way and the Salvation Army. At Greg Butlers job, the charity was the legal defense fund for indicted union executive Michael Forde.
Shaffers fort is much more than a glorified playhouse. It is an exact replicaright down to the type of wood and the thickness of the straw mattressesof a French and Indian War-era fort.
Patricia Geary never meant to be a science fiction writer. But when her editor at Bantam Books got into a personal dispute with the head of the department, she suddenly became one.
A revolutionary and not a reform magazine a free magazine; frank, arrogant, impertinent, searching for the true causes; a magazine directed against rigidity and dogma wherever it is found; printing what is too naked or true for a moneymaking press; a magazine whose final policy is to do as it pleases and conciliate nobody, not even its readers there is room for this publication in America.
John Reed, 1913
On a recent afternoon at 71 Bond Street in downtown Brooklyn, two dozen people crammed together to attend a poetry reading at Shortwave, the new bookstore and headquarters of Soft Skull Press.