Posts Tagged: New York City
At the New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich writes an ode to Other Music, a New York City record shop that recently closed its doors after more than twenty years in business. For Petrusich, the store was more than a place to buy music; it was an important part of her personal history:
My scramble for self-identity was tied up in records, and Other Music was where I went to get myself sorted out.
Saturday 6/18: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus discuss So Close. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.
Sunday 6/19: Esmé Weijun Wang talks discusses her new novel The Border of Paradise with Porochista Khakpour....more
Of the countless homages to New York City, a multitude of styles and approaches could be cited, from Billy Joel to Lou Reed to Jay-Z. A 2013 album by guitarist Kevin Morby, known for his work with Woods and The Babies, adds an important and unique chapter to the story of New York-inspired art....more
Over at Guernica, Kyle Lucia Wu talks with Stephanie Danler about her new novel, Sweetbitter, and how Danler’s personal experiences as a young woman living in New York City and working in a restaurant overlap with those of her protagonist:
There is this moment when you cross the bridge or you land at JFK where you’re starting over from zero.
Saturday 4/16: Stefanie Lipsey, Ann Prodracky, and Melissa Thomas join the Oh, Bernice reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Gabriela Jauregui join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 4/17: Greg Purcell, Ish Klein, and Karen Weiser read poetry....more
Saturday 4/9: Moyra Davey and Gregg Bordowitz join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Monday 4/11: Jonathan Corcoran presents The Rope Swing, his debut collection of stories, along with conversation with Tayari Jones....more
I just wanted to leave this in the world, and see what the world would do with it.
Ever wonder what to do with all those extra books around your apartment? Well, Shaheryar Malik came up with an ingenious idea: leave stacks of books all over New York City and take pictures of them!...more
Probably internationally acclaimed playwright Liza Birkenmeier, dubbed “the next big thing” by someone somewhere, who wrote national bestseller “Funny Women #136: Recommendation Letter” is also here to help you with your weekend plans.
The cultural moment we are in is obsessed with true crime .