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BrooklynFans Of Books: Monty Python Speaks!

Monty Python Speaks: The Complete Oral History Revised and Updated Edition

By David Morgan; foreword by John Oliver

Dey Street Books; trade paperback, $17.99; available today, January 8

The legendary series Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, and it introduced something completely different, as they introduced a new brand of surrealistic, stream-of-consciousness comedy that pushed the traditional boundaries of format, style, and content.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Callahan’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

By John Callahan

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

John Callahan was a nationally-syndicated cartoonist known for his frank portrayals of challenging subjects, in particular disability.

“When people laugh like hell and then say, ‘That’s not funny,’ you can be pretty sure they’re talking about John Callahan,” said P.J. O’Rourke.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot recounts Callahan’s life story, from the harrowing to the hilarious. Featuring more than 60 of Callahan’s cartoons, it’s a compelling look at art, addiction, disability, and fame.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Elizabeth’s Pipko’s Second Collection Of Poetry, “About You”

About You

By Elizabeth Pipko

Archway Publishing

At the young age of 22, Elizabeth Pipko is a well-recognized model, figure skater and two-time author. Her second collection of poetry, About You, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Priyanka Chopra To Star In “If I Could Tell You One Thing”

(Priyanka Chopra)

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, featuring Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, has been commissioned as a YouTube Original series.

The series from Sundog Pictures, the award-winning premium factual indie, is based on the best-selling book by Richard Reed.

The commission was announced by YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, at YouTube’s annual digital upfront, Brandcast, in New York, recently.

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BookCon 2018 At The Javits Center June 2-3

BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

This is a worthwhile event to see many famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.

For more information, check out thebookcon.com and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:

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Leading Young Adult Novelists At Books of Wonder Wednesday Night

Leading young adult novelists Dhonielle Clayton, Alexandra Monir & Rebecca Ross will team up at Books of Wonder for a special panel discussion and book signing on Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm.

Clayton, Monir, and Ross have written three of the most buzzed-about young adult novels of spring 2018.

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Brooklyn Fans of Food: Luke’s Lobster Provides Authentic Taste Of Maine

(Lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls at Luke’s Lobster)

If you want a taste of Maine and an authentic lobster roll here in Brooklyn, Luke’s Lobster has what you need.

The summer heat might still be in full affect, but football season is here. The new NFL season kicks off this weekend, which means football fans across the country are already picking their fantasy draft names and planning their first tailgate.

A celebrated American tradition, tailgating brings friends and family together for a pre-game feast.

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Afropunk Brooklyn: Where Everyone’s A Star

One of the landmark cultural events of the summer, AfroPunk Brooklyn, took place at Commodore Barry Park on August 27 and 28.

The annual festival brought acts like Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Living Color, and Young Fathers, to the stage, with some of the most creative people in Brooklyn looking on.

The appeal of AfroPunk is that the people in the crowd are the stars that turned it into a global phenomenon.

BrooklynFans.com Photographer LolitaLens captured these moments from the festival:

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BrooklynFans Of Art: Coney Island Murals

One of the distinctive things about walking around Brooklyn is all the street art you encounter.

This is true from Williamsurg to Park Slope to Sunset Park.

It is especially true in the people’s playground of Coney Island.

People flock to see the Art Walls along the boardwalk, near the rides, and by the beach.

Here is a photo essay of the creation of these murals from these accomplished street artists:

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