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Posts Tagged: Real Estate

From Writer to Realtor

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Famed slam poet Maggie Estep passed away suddenly in February. Over at The Billfold, Rumpus contributor Sari Botton laments the decline of the publishing industry and the need for writers like Estep to enter into real estate:

It was a little unnerving for me, learning that this accomplished writer and performer who’d once been able to earn at least a good portion of her living – sometimes all of it – from her creative output was no longer able to do so; that she was now becoming a real estate agent for real.

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Accio, Buyer’s Market!

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Real-estate company Movoto has appraised “the Burrow,” the Weasley family home in the Harry Potter series, and figured out what it would sell for in the muggle world.

The calculations are a lesson in the values of close reading, taking into account the size of the eight-person dining table in the kitchen, the difference in square-footage between the floors (the third floor is smaller than the second and fourth ones—magic), and so on.

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Notable New York, This Week 4/19 – 4/25

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This week in New York NOON launches Issue 9 with a reading and party, a reading by notable New Yorkers of stories on their first time in New York, Maile Chapman and Ethan Nosowsky converse, Synesthesia–a game of artistic telephone–begins, and PopRally helps you silksreen record sleeves while listening to Real Estate live.

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Notable New York, This Week 1/11 – 1/17

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In New York this week Richard Price is interviewed by Philip Gourevitch, David Byrne presents Creation in Reverse, Joyce Carol Oates and Elaine Showalter chat over brunch, Tao Lin (who will also be reading at The Rumpus’s first anniversary party) and CAConrad read at The Animal Farm Reading Series, Dave Eggers at the Strand, Women of Antifolk, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation present a re-staging of the first lecture ever dedicated to the art of magic.

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