Posts Tagged: New York City

Coming of Age in New York City


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.


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Albums of Our Lives: Scissor Sisters’s Night Work


Night Work is a queer sonic fantasia soaked heavy in the 1980s. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Asali Solomon


Asali Solomon discusses her debut novel, Disgruntled, narrative structure, the mythology of memory and place, and returning to Philadelphia after years away. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Terese Svoboda


Poet Terese Svoboda talks about her biography of the socialist-anarchist firebrand and modernist poet Lola Ridge, Anything That Burns You, and remembers a time when the political was printed in newspapers. ...more

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An Actress Recommends Five Classic Films to Her Child


Surprise is only one of many aspects of human behavior. There are dozens. Maybe even a hundred. ...more


Sound & Vision #20: John Congleton


Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it's like to make music in today's technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation. ...more

The Conversation

The Conversation: Jayson Smith and A. H. Jerriod Avant


My responsibility is to not be negligent and cause unnecessary harm. To a listener or reader. My allegiance is only to truth. ...more

Victor in Key West

The Rumpus Interview with Victor LaValle


Victor LaValle discusses his latest book, The Ballad of Black Tom, patience, H.P. Lovecraft, and reinvention. ...more

Notable NYC: 3/19–3/25


Saturday 3/19: Esther Lin, Rajiv Mohabir, and Jonathan Alexandratos join the Oh, Bernice! Reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Dawn Lundy Martin and Rosemarie Waldrop join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free.

Abigail Welhouse launches Too Many Humans of New York along with Ernest Barteldes, Jessica Gentile, Carly Rubin, and Frankie Thomas.


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The Rumpus Interview with Kristopher Jansma


Kristopher Jansma discusses his second novel, Why We Came to the City, facing adulthood in his thirties, and working through grief and loss in writing. ...more

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Sari Wilson


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Sari Wilson about her new book Girl Through Glass, the demands of the dance world, and New York City as a character. ...more

Notable NYC: 2/13–2/19


Saturday 2/13: Michael Spears, Joe Gannon, and SJ Rozan join Trumpet Fiction with host Charles Salzberg. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Sandeep Parmar and Cody-Rose Clevidence join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/14: Tony Tulathimutte, Alysia Nicole Harris, Shira Erliochman, Alexander Tanner, Kristina Bicher, Ilana Masad, and Trenton Pollard join the Dead Rabbits series for a special Valentine’s Day Reading.


Notable NYC: 2/6–2/12


Saturday 2/6: John Wray and Will Sheff celebrate the launch of The Lost Time Accidents, Wray’s new novel. BookCourt, 6 p.m., free.

Liz Howard and Lanny Jordan Jackson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/8: Robert Lopez, Mira Ptacin, Tony Tulathimutte, Robin Beth Schaer, and Tommy Pico join the Franklin Park Reading series.