Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

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Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Q&A: Katherine Reay, Author of A Portrait of Emily Price

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Katherine Reay made her fiction debut in 2013 with Dear Mr. Knightly, a romantic tale with a soupçon of Jane Austen and new adult appeal. Her novels incorporate literary references with story lines about young women making crucial life decisions.

FearNYC Day Six: Honoring the Work of Wes Craven

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On the penultimate day of the first annual FearNYC festival, festival goers were treated to another collection of horror shorts, a few classic horror films, some fantastic premieres, and the awards ceremony.

FearNYC Day Five: Social Media Is a Plague

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Day Five of FearNYC was the best day of the festival so far. With one exception, the lineup was all premieres, and they were all stellar.

FearNYC Day Four: Clown Sightings Reported

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A promising lineup of classics and new films on day four of FearNYC was highlighted by the NYC premiere of Clowntown.

FearNYC Day Three: A Boy’s Best Friend Is (Still) His Mother

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Day three of FearNYC was the most low-key day thus far—no torture scenes, no scary clowns.

FearNYC Day Two: Freddy, the OG Zombies, & a Pool Party Massacre

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Day two was much more my cup of tea: a slew of classic horror films, with a fun tribute to 80’s slasher films thrown in the mix.

FearNYC Day One: Some Classics, a Key, an Atrocity, a Warning

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October 21st marked the first night of the 1st annual FearNYC Horror Film Festival held at NYC’s Cinema Village, promising 65 films, both classic and brand-spanking-new, spread out over six days of blood, guts, shocks, and scares.

Home States, Red States, Mental States, Brontë Estates | What We’re Reading

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In the lead-up to Halloween, “What We’re Reading” staffers check out some subtly scary and satisfying reads.

Picturing History, Comics Creators in Conversation | NYCC 2016

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Drawing an exuberant crowd, the panel “Race & Sexuality: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tee “Vixen” Franklin & Steve Orlando,” moderated by comics scholar Jonathan W. Gray, featured veteran comics writers and newcomers alike.