Penny Poet Offers Streetwise Prose

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

For many artists, it can be a grueling process: the search for a muse. But for Robert Samuel Snyderman, a 23-year-old poet who has lived in Bed-Stuy for the past five years, it comes easily — for a price.

“I ask for sources of inspiration, not topics,” said Mr. Snyderman, who was perched on a white bucket outside the gates of the Brooklyn Flea Saturday afternoon, sporting a cardboard sign that made his endeavor clear.

“Poems,” it said in black marker.

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Comics and Cards are Comeback Kids

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Batman and Robin, if nothing else, taught us about the value of loyalty in getting through a struggle.

Some local comic book dealers – who have absorbed their share of BAM! POW! CRASH! during the recession – say they’re finally starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of the bat cave, thanks to faithful longtime customers and an economy showing signs of improving.

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Blog Tackles Mexican Stereotypes

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Three young Mexican-American women living in New York are taking on stereotypes with a website called, “Mex and the City.” The site aims to speak about “the increasing Mexican culture in the fast-paced New York landscape in a fun and personal tone.”

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