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Friendly roll: Former Purple Eagle’s book a swish for fans - INTERVIEW

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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A largely basketball-indifferent area—with the exception of a rabid and outspoken gaggle of Syracuse fans—suddenly finds itself briefly at the center of American’s attention.

Hosting the NCAA Tournament’s second and third rounds provides…

Arts + Entertainment

Superb work ethic breeds ‘Buffalo Steel’ - INTERVIEW

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Piecing together a full-length novel is the writer’s version of running a marathon—an exhaustive process that forces the author to convey a narrative, develop characters, rigorously edit and self-criticize—all in a cohesive attempt to persuade a…

News

Downtown Central Library hosts annual book sale

blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

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One of my favorite things about going to the library when I was little were the big book sales in the summer, to make way for new titles.

With a few dollar bills, I…

Arts + Entertainment

Don’t judge a book by its cover

blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

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The Buffalo Central Library offers a literal take on the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Throughout the month of April, the downtown library is hosting the Blind…

News

Young Money: Book learnin’

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{video_photo_caption}Malcom Gladwell's 'The Tipping Point' is on Caitlin's must-read list

For my birthday this year, my husband gave me the best/worst present ever – a Nook. Best because I LOVE to read anything and everything, and worst because I am fully absorbed and tuned out from the entire world around me when get into the reading zone.

While…

News

Buffalo literacy up from 2011

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Coming in at number 29, Buffalo has made the list for the “most literate cities” in the United States for 2012.

In a study…

Holiday Gift Guide

A few of Katie’s favorite things

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Digital audience specialist Katie Costello is a sucker for cute scarves, sweets and cute caps.

1. “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom, Old Editions Bookshop,…

Arts + Entertainment

Reading Invasion: Part III on Saturday

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The western edge of Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park is a versatile spot. Last weekend, the annual Music Is Art festival occupied the grounds behind the Albright-Knox Art Gallery,…

Arts + Entertainment

Reading Invasion commandeers Larkin tonight

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The Buffalo Reading Invasion, an hour-long community reading venture in a public space, returns tonight from 7 to 8 at Larkin Square. Here’s a quick…

Arts + Entertainment

New comedic novel set in Buffalo - INTERVIEW

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{video_photo_caption}'One More' by Jeremy DeBottis

When new novelist Jeremy DeBottis was penning the pages of “One More,” he couldn’t help but be inspired by his former stomping grounds in Buffalo.

The Syracuse-area dentist lived in Buffalo for a few years while studying dentistry at UB,…

Neighborhood

New book reveals Buffalo connection to ‘kissing sailor’

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For decades, the identities of the sailor and nurse kissing in Times Square have been hotly debated. Authors of a new book scheduled to be released this summer believe they’ve identified the mystery…

Arts + Entertainment

Books for Kids drive today in Williamsville

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As an only child in a household with two English major parents, I was exposed to reading at an early age. To understand Brian Jacques’ “Redwall,” Susan Cooper’s “Dark is Rising” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”…

Arts + Entertainment

Zadie Smith offers interesting perspectives on writing

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Wednesday evening the Buffalo literary crowd was charmed by British writer Zadie Smith, one of the four authors to visit Buffalo in this year’s Babel Literary series, which is in its fifth year. Smith, born to a Jamaican mother and British father, has published…

Arts + Entertainment

Where the road began

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Mike Maccalupo spent his early life in South Buffalo before wandering the world and settling in North Carolina where he wrote his first novel, “Where the Road Begins.”

But those years in his tight-knit South Buffalo neighborhood (my neighborhood,…

Neighborhood

What do boarded-up Borders stores mean for Buffalo?

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With the news that Borders stores will be closing up shop, you’d think local bookstore owners would be dancing a happy dance—but that’s not the case at all. From Talking Leaves to Rust…

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