Posts Tagged: ben greenman

MoMA Event Tomorrow

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New York folks: Don’t miss The Language of Objects tomorrow evening at MoMA.

“Rob Walker, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and co-organizer (with Joshua Glenn) of the creative writing project Significant Objects, which seeks to transform objects through stories about them, orchestrates an evening of responses to objects in the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects.”

Participants will include Kenneth Goldsmith, poet; Ben Greenman, author and editor, The New Yorker (who we interviewed this September); Leanne Shapton, illustrator, author, and publisher; and Cintra Wilson, culture critic.

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Writing About Home

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“You try having a father who isn’t equal to you in size. It’s not easy. His boots are always bigger. His hands are always bigger. He can reach things I can’t. At fifteen I find my voice is deeper than his and at first that’s a victory that can’t be measured, a world larger than any I can imagine.”

New Yorker editor and chart man, Ben Greenman wrote this piece titled “Always and Forever” for Imaginary Oklahoma, a platform from which writers and artists can conceive of Oklahoma as both a home and an idea, part of This Land Press.

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Letters, Characters, and Ten-Degree Shifts: The Rumpus Interview With Ben Greenman

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Ben Greenman’s fiction is elusive stuff. His is a body of work that’s equally at home rooting narratives in history or playing textual games with the reader. Even his more historically-based work delves into unexpected societal corners, including post-Cold War Russia and the funk-rock scene of the 1970s.

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Notable New York, This Week 6/28 – 7/4

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This week Keith Gessen and HFM present “Diary of a Very Bad Year,” Justin Taylor goes guerrilla at the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series, Ed Park, Deb Olin Unferth and Ben Greenman at a “Word for Word” lunchtime event, Paula Abdul is a vampire, Contraband Cinema comes to BAM, Nick Reding on methamphetamine taking over middle-America, Janelle Brown tells us where we live, Yossi Milo exhibits hand-painted photographs from the 19th century and Macy’s presents its annual fireworks show.

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You Don’t Know Me: Bomb, Opium, Gigantic New York Summer Soiree

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Get ready to get your rocks off. Literary art mags Bomb, Opium and Gigantic are joining forces to host a night of short artistic/musical/literary programs this Wednesday, August 26th at Bowery Electric to benefit their efforts in literature and art.

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