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A Writer Grows in Brooklyn – part 2

Yesterday, you were shocked to learn how many amazing writers once called Brooklyn ‘home.’ (You were shocked, weren’t you?) Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of those writers and learn some odd facts about them. For instance, most people say Truman Capote formally established the non-fiction novel in 1965 with In Cold Blood. Cold [...]

A Writer Grows in Brooklyn – part 1

Truman Capote lived in Brooklyn by choice, and so did I, once… Brooklyn Heights, to be more exact. Actually, the Northern part of Brooklyn Heights, if you want to be even more exact. Or, more precisely, Cranberry Street —the little three-block long street where the movies Moonstruck and Three Days of the Condor were filmed. When [...]

In Cold Blood, 50 years Later

On November 15, 1959, Herb and Bonnie Clutter and two of their four children were murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. This crime was later chronicled in Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood and in four movies. The Guardian takes a look back at the crime, the book written about it, and how the town of Holcomb [...]