This Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m., PEN America hosts the flagship New York City event of a national rallying effort under the banner of WRITERS RESIST. This literary protest will bring together hundreds of writers and their fellow New Yorkers on the steps of the New York Public Library in a collective stand to defend free expression, reject hatred, and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation....more
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Saturday 8/15: Jonathan Weisman and Jefferey Bartsch discuss No. 4 Imperial Lane. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.
Sunday 8/16: Stephanie Gray and Paolo Javier perform collaborative film narration, along with Harry Roseman. Queens Museum, 3 p.m., $8.
Monday 8/17: Gabriel Urza and Helen Phillips discuss their new novels....more
Twenty homeless shelters serving NYC families will be getting their own libraries as part of a new initiative from the Departments of Education and Homeless Services. The project, supported by Scholastic and a number of literacy organizations, aims to address the needs of the city’s growing population of homeless children; last year there were over 76,000 homeless students in K-12 schools....more
This past weekend saw the convergence of two disparate groups of people in New York City: the #MillionsMarch civil rights protesters and SantaCon participants. Laina Dawes takes a look at the two different groups over at Refinery29. Meanwhile, the drunk Santas have some interesting opinions of their own....more
It’s Memorial Day, go outside, eat a burger — vegetable or cow — off a grill, and read a book in a park.
Rare Bird and Other Voices present the PROG NYC BEA Party with music and readings from Rick Moody, Charles Bock, Wesley Stace, Rob Roberge, Marc Weingarten, and more.
We’re a day behind. We hope you made it through Monday without the sublime guidance of Notable NYC. A (user) error occurred yesterday and all was lost. But all is not lost, Notable NYC is here to make sure that you don’t go lonely for want of literature this week....more
Nostalgic for the 90’s art scene? Specifically 1993?
Mark your calendars for The New Museum’s exhibit “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set Thrash and No Star,” a title borrowed from the Sonic Youth record which was released that year. The show features an incomplete list of artists like Pepón Osorio, Cindy Sherman and Nari Ward, amongst many others....more
2 p.m. Saturday. Cars, taxis, buses, and dollar vans swarm. Ubiquitous on Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, dollar vans distinguish themselves from the frenzy of Brooklyn traffic with a fare-seeking catcall: Beep. Beep....more
There’s more bad news about NYC’s libraries, but it’s less bad than ever, which in the context of libraries is almost like good news.
The budget for the 2012 Fiscal Year is out, which was the impetus for Mayor Bloomberg’s assertion that libraries have been “saved.” Cuts in service, closings of branches, layoffs (although the cut backs are apparently less bad than expected) are still inevitable....more