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heywood-gould's picture
Oct.14.2009
It's Brooklyn 1958 and nobody has ever heard of the "Mafia." The word is never mentioned in the black and white B movies (later reborn as noir masterpieces) which we see on rainy Saturdays. There it's the "Syndicate," usually located in a luxurious office with a view of...
heywood-gould's picture
Jun.11.2009
DISCO FEVER NEW YORK, July '73... Discos have exploded out of the hard partying gay sub culture. Everybody wants to wear glitter...Get loaded...Dance with wild abandon... Everybody but me. I want to get a pastrami sandwich and go to the James Cagney festival at the Bleecker Cinema. It's a drug...
heywood-gould's picture
May.20.2009
THE HOTTEST SPOT IN TOWN July '73, Times Square, New York...There's a recession on, but you can't tell by me. I've got a bar job-- twenty-seven bucks a night and all the goldfish I can eat. It's at the Hotel Diplomat, an SRO on 43rd. St. and Sixth Ave. We call it "the Roach Motel"...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
May.13.2009
First of all you must know I am not a comic book fan. I have tried reading them and always put them down.  However, I love the Batman movies and I used to watch the Superheroes cartoon all the time. So when I sat down to read a copy of the Huntress I expected to get through five pages and then set...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Apr.29.2009
Although I couldn't put down "Kavalier and Clay," the super novel about superheros -- and how the comic book industry came into being in North America in the 1930s -- when it was published a few years ago, it's a long time since I have really read a comic book right through (I'm not...
ivory-madison's picture
Feb.03.2009
My new book, Huntress: Year One, the origin story of a powerful, brooding, misunderstood, Gotham-based DC Comics hero, has officially been released. I've written books before, but it's different when it gets published. This book, originally a six-issue comic book miniseries, is now a real book, a...
terence-clarke's picture
Jan.23.2009
Some of the greatest performances by actors are made great by their electrifying relationship – on stage or on screen – with others. The idea of the ensemble is an honored one in the history of theater and film, and an ensemble can be made up of just two actors. In the case of the 1997 film...
heywood-gould's picture
Sep.13.2008
RED HOOK, Brooklyn, September 12...Until last week Barb Blasingame thought Shylock was just a character in  a Shakespeare play. But then her bank turned her down for a home equity loan.  Now Barb knows that Shylock is alive and well and going by the name of Fat Funzi   of Sackett Street and she...
heywood-gould's picture
Aug.29.2008
  PUTIN WANTS TO BE TONY SOPRANO     GREENPOINT, Brooklyn, Aug.28...Winston Churchill famously called Russia "a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside a mystery."    In the aftermath of Russia's brutal foray into Georgia, analysts were wondering what was going on behind the stone walls of the...