Category: Cool Story Bro

A few weeks ago, I first learned of an analog camera movement and community called Lomography. What is Lomography, you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia: Lomography is an analog camera movement and community, and is also a commercial trademark of Lomographische AG. It was founded in 1991 by Viennese students Matthias Fiegl and Wolfgang Stranzinger [...]

Jay-Z’s swank sports bar The 40/40 Club played host to Duracell Powermat’s PowerHouse event, co-sponsored by video social network SocialCam and Mario Armstrong Media. The event attracted some of social media’s most influential tastemakers and highlighted the Duracell Powermat, an inventive system designed to keep mobile users powered up while on the go. While the [...]

  On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, readers, fans, and miscellaneous miscreants almost caused at riot at the Union Square Barnes and Noble appearance of author Junot Díaz. The Pulitzer Prize winning author was in attendance to read from his newly released short story collection This is How You Lose Her. According to Colorlines, an estimated [...]

Last night, I attended the Blank Canvas Project party at the Hotel on Rivington, sponsored by Modelo Especial, COMPLEX Mag, and Puma. It was nominally a Fashion’s Night Out party, but really it was just an excuse for beautiful people to come together, drink free beer, and have a great time. The impetus behind Blank [...]

“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” – Jay-Z, “Reminder” This morning, I checked the sales stats for my two books GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI. You know, just to see how well they were doing. Well, according to Amazon, the sales rank for KISSES FOR TATI was 280,613; GUESTLIST, which was released back in March, [...]

The below quote is from Cressida Leyshon’s recent interview with author Zadie Smith about her upcoming novel NW. [E]very time I write a sentence I’m thinking not only of the people I ended up in college with but my siblings, my family, my school friends, the people from my neighborhood. I’ve come to realize that [...]

My Cocoasis sister and fellow writer Danielle Gilyot has just published her latest short story When the Bough Breaks in Specter Literary Magazine. Check out the excerpt below. Nadine took the money out of their savings account that morning without telling her boyfriend. 300 dollars. Gabe would have a fit. Half-running down Magazine Street because New [...]

As you all know, I like to eat. This explains why I’ve gone from crackhead skinny to slovenly fatass the past ten or so years. However, I am not ashamed of my proclivity for delicious food. Therefore, I will be sharing with all of you photos of my amazing meals, like the above photo of [...]

If you are always in the South Beach party scene, or you’ve listened to the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, then you are already familiar with DJ Sage. Not only is he a dope DJ, he’s a good friend, and an amazing educator known to his students as Mr. G. The above video documents the creative lengths [...]

Though I’ve posted sneak peeks here and there, Be Cool Books is finally, officially, releasing the cover and synopsis for Kisses for Tati, my forthcoming novelette. The book, which will be published on August 21 has a confirmed page count of 100 pages. The synopsis is as follows: Tati Corona lives a simple life. She [...]