Posts Tagged: Adam Sternbergh

Notable NYC: 3/24–3/30

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal

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Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system.

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Notable NYC: 9/2–9/8

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 5/20–5/26

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Saturday 5/20: Mohammad Rabie and Mona Kareem discuss Otared: Arabic Dystopian Fiction. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Vivien Goldman and Sarada Rauch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/21: Tobias Carroll, Julia Strayer, Bruna Dantas Lobato, M’Bilia Meekers, and Piper Weiss join the Pigeon Pages reading series. POWERHOUSE Archway, 5 […]

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Printed Books Are Here to Stay

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A recent New York Times report showed that e-book sales are declining while printed book sales are doing well. Over at Lit Hub, Adam Sternbergh argues that the printed book is going nowhere, for at least another 500 years: Whatever medium the music is delivered in, the song remains the same—once it gets to your […]

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Notable NYC: 1/24–1/30

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Saturday 1/24: Barbara Elovic reads Other People’s Stories, poems. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sophie Seita and Ron Silliman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Maxwell Donnewald, Jacob Kaplan, Bill Kemmler, Sam Regal, and Stephen Lloyd launch Sporadicus. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free. Sunday 1/25: Shelly Oria and Lee Matthew Goldberg join the […]

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Tooting Your Own Horn

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Should writers retweet their own praise? Insofar as Twitter is a platform for self-promotion, sharing positive reviews seems logical—but when a publishing medium does double duty as a sphere of social interaction, this logic gets complicated: Twitter, as a public platform, is intrinsically performative (to pretend otherwise is disingenuous), yet the performative nature of it […]

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Joy to the World

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Over at New York magazine, Adam Sternbergh’s written an intricate, affecting, and (honest to god) shocking elegy in awe of the emoji. If he comes to a single conclusion, it’s that every single one of them is here to stay: Over 470 million Joy emoji are being sent back and forth on Twitter right now—which […]

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Peak Dystopia

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Adam Sternbergh, author of Dystopian novel Shovel Ready, asked whether readers are burning out on the Dystopian novel. He goes as far as suggesting that perhaps the next great novel will be a Utopian one. Emily Temple, writing at Flavorwire, explains why Utopias don’t make good novel settings: The reason that utopian novels are far […]

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Notable NYC: 7/26–8/1

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Saturday 7/26: Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Sunday 7/27: Diana Hamilton, Leopoldine Core, R. Erica Dolye, Betsy Fagin, Brenda Lijima, and Krystal Languell join the Poets in the Garden series. Elizabeth Street Garden, 5:30 p.m., free. Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, […]

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Notable NYC: 1/25–1/31

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Saturday 1/25: Tan Lin and Syzygy read poetry at the Segue Poetry Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/26: Melissa Broder, R. Erica Doyle, Jay Deshpande, and Loie Hollowell read poetry as part of La Perruque 3, an interdisciplinary series. Broder’s collection, Meat Heart (2013) explores personal suffering through discomfort causing narrative arcs. Doyle’s […]

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Notable NYC: 1/11–1/17

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Saturday 1/11: Wayne Koestenbaum and Olivia Laing discuss famous creative people. Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (December 2013) explores several writers and their relationship to alcohol. Koestenbaum’s essay collection My 1980s (August 2013) examines various cultural icons. Community Bookstore, 4 p.m., free. Hanif Abdurraqib, Krystal Languell, and Danniel Schoonebeek read […]

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