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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Noir” As imagined By Moore

Noir

By Christopher Moore

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Christopher Moore has made a name for himself by reinventing beloved literary genres, and his latest work is no exception.

Moore’s new novel, simply titled Noir, is an off-kilter homage to the classic 1940s dime novel as only he could conceive of it.

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Red Bulls Sign 12 Players From Special Olympics New Jersey

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The Red Bulls, in partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc., have signed 12 athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey to two-game contracts.

Prudential Financial is the proud presenting partner of the Red Bulls Special Olympics Unified Team.

The New York Red Bulls Unified Team will be at Red Bull Arena for two matches, starting with a game before the New York Red Bulls – FC Dallas match on June 23 and then a second match before the Red Bulls – D.C. United game on August 26.

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Gov. Cuomo Presents Medal For Public Service To WWII Veteran

(Governor Cuomo with Sidney Walton and his son Paul – provided by the Governor’s office)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo met with WWII veteran Sidney Walton, 99, at the State Capitol and presented him with the Governor’s Medal for Public Service on Friday, May 18.

Mr. Walton, a New York native, is currently on a “No Regrets Tour” of the United States that aims to give anyone hoping to meet a WWII veteran the opportunity to do so.

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PBS’ The Great American Read

The Great American Read launches tonight, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, with a two-hour episode at 8 p.m. on PBS stations, including Channel 13 here in New York, and will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov.

It will be hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira.

PBS has unveiled the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of The Great American Read, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love.

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Red Bulls, Led By BWP’s Double, Win In Atlanta

(Bradley-Wright-Phillips and Daniel Royer – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, thanks to two goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and superb play in net from Ryan Meara, earned a 2-1 win over Atlanta United FC on the road on Sunday night.

Both of Wright-Phillips’ goals came in the second half, and this was his 16th career brace and 20th career multi-goal performance.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Lilla On “The Once And Future Liberals”

The Once And Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

By Mark Lilla

Harper, 160 pages, $24.99

Columbia University professor and public intellectual Mark Lilla, in  The Once And Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, offers an impassioned, tough-minded, and stinging look at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.

Lilla expands on the ideas he first outlined in a November 18, 2016 op-ed for The New York Times, which ignited a firestorm in the days after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency over Hillary Clinton.

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