NOTHING IS SPELLBINDING in quite the same way as an exquisitely illustrated children’s book. Independently owned Enchanted Lion Books knows how to bring them to life, and does so at the rate of seven to 10 per year, each project carefully chosen by sister publishers CLAUDIA and ABIGAIL BEDRICK. “We seek out books that are..
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BETH J. HARPAZ, TRAVEL EDITOR for the Associated Press, where she has worked for 20 years, is about to be known, professionally, by another name: Mom. She has just released her third book, “13 Is the New 18 and other things my children taught me while I was having a nervous breakdown being their mother,”..
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF WANDERING around Prospect Park or the Gowanus Canal, you might spot artist AMANDA KAVANAGH traipsing through the greenery and past the old brownstones with her sketchbook, watercolors and pens. “I’m a bit schizophrenic when it comes to my subject matter,” she says. “One day I’m working on water and trees, and..
POLITICALLY-MINDED NEW YORKER AND SINGER/SONGWRITER CHRISTINE LAVIN will be the next act in First Unitarian’s First Acoustics series on Jan. 10. Known for her sense of humor, evident in her lyrics and onstage performances, Lavin has produced 18 solo cds and more with friends under the name Four Bitchin’ Babes. Her songs have been performed..
BROOKLYN-BORN MEL HABER still doesn’t know how to cook a steak or mix up a drink, but he has under his belt decades of entertaining the crème de la crème in Palm Springs. Although he made “every mistake in the book” after pulling up his Coney Island roots and heading for the desert, he has..
MEET CLARK KENT AND HIS ALTER-EGO SUPERMAN, or in this case “Movieman” KEITH BLACK — a self-proclaimed Woody Allen/Harvey Weinstein combo who is a math teacher by day at Sheepshead Bay High School. His new movie, Driving Me Crazy, which he co-wrote with screenwriter MARK TROY and is self-producing, is progressing slowly but surely. The..
NOORIA NODRAT, A SENIOR AT NYC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, emigrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan in 1991. The Eagle previously reported how, although this woman experienced a series of tragedies both in Afghanistan and New York — including watching the kidnapping of her still-missing brother by fanatics, the bombing death of her husband and a..
OVER THE WEEKEND, A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW received a top prize in Paris at the Internews “Every Human Has Rights” Campaign awards ceremony. Brooklyn-based filmmaker JOHN DREW was part of the team that won for their film, Border Stories, which examined the lives of immigrants along the US-Mexico border. The team of three (plus Rocky..
WHEN DAVID LUKS WAS DIAGNOSED with testicular cancer in 2006, he didn’t understand how such a thing could happen to someone who ran five miles a day in Central Park. “I had no perception of what cancer was,” he says. Luks, born and raised in Brooklyn Heights, a former student of Brooklyn Friends School and..
SIMONE KAPLAN IS A 33-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN WOMAN who lives with her family in Brooklyn Heights — near the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, where tomorrow she will present her whimsical and charming handmade dolls in a holiday trunk show in late afternoon. Kaplan, who grew up partly on her parents’ farm, says she wasn’t particularly interested in..