Posts Tagged: Rozalia Jovanovic
In New York this week, James Frey and Maira Kalman at the CLMP Spelling Bee, members of The National collaborate with visual artist Matthew Ritchie in The Long Count at BAM, Sherman Alexie and Chuck Klosterman read, Guernica Magazine turns 5, Performa 09 begins, Literary Death Match returns to New York, and Lawrence Weschler presents Halloween Wonder Cabinet....more
Friday October 16, the New Yorker opened its annual weekend festival of readings, conversations, art tours and musical performances. This is my account of the events I attended, which included among others a talk with Malcolm Gladwell, readings by George Saunders, Gary Shteyngart and Jonathan Franzen, a musical performance by Neko Case and a conversation with James Franco....more
This week, Chinua Achebe speaks, n+1 in conversation with Reihan Salam and Ross Douthat, Jonathan Lethem reads, composer/drummer Bobby Previte with Psychedelic Furs’ Knox Chandler, photographer Jeff Wall presents more urban decay, “junkyard bohos” Huggabroomstik play, CMJ Music Marathon begins and Renée Fleming sings at the Met....more
MONDAY, October 12, 2009 – SUNDAY, October 18, 2009
This week in New York, The New Yorker Festival hits town. And yes, while the “Humor Revue,” “About Towns,” and “Kaffeeklatches” seem to have been sold out before they were on sale, there’re still some good readings and “Screen Gems” available, and a slim, if precariously so, window for getting tickets to sold-out events (see below) – and see a full schedule here; A Festival of Frightening Movies begins at Lincoln Center, and Spike Jonze week continues a the MOMA, in celebration of the Friday release of Where the Wild Things Are....more
In conjunction with the national release of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, 10/16/09, the first feature film Jonze has directed since Adaptation (2002!), there are a lot of Wild Things happenings around New York. (Also, his company Girl Skateboards is releasing a limited edition Where the Wild Things Are Board Series....more
Monofonus Press, an Austin-based record label and multimedia organization, is heading to the deserts of Marfa, Texas this weekend to stage an elaborate video-art presentation at the 4th annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love at El Cosmico, hosted by hotelier to the in-crowd Liz Lambert....more
A woman who can’t speak leans her bandaged head towards a microphone and hums.
After recording a live loop, she plays it back and hums again–this time a little differently. She does this again and again, layering sound over sound, until she has composed something that lies between Gregorian chant and Icelandic post-rock....more
MONDAY, October 5, 2009 – SUNDAY October 11, 2009
This week in New York, Stephen Elliott reads from his memoir The Adderall Diaries, which has its East Coast Launch with n+1, Spike Jonze week in New York, Sufjan Stevens performs, Arthur Jones hosts The Post-It Note Reading Series, Opium Magazine hosts Live Relaunch, Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime screens at the NYFF....more
This week in New York, Charles Simic reads, Spin Mag hosts Salman Rushdie, The New York Film Festival opens, Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in Peter Sellars’ production of Othello and Robert Lepage’s “Mindblowing” Lipsynch begins at BAM.
Monday, September 28, 2009 – Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday 9/28: Tosca....more
As the New York Bureau Chief, I thought it might be a good idea to round up some notable literary and cultural events going on around New York that I think readers of The Rumpus would be interested in. So, I’ll start with some nightly, and sometimes daily, notables for this week:
Monday, September 21, 2009 – Sunday, September 27, 2009
Monday 9/21: The Rasskazy Book Launch Party at Housing Works: Tin House Books and CEC ArtsLink celebrate the release of Rasskazy, a new volume of translated short stories by the best of contemporary Russian writers....more
Reasons to attend the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival: 1) it’s one of the most hip, smart and diverse American literary events, 2) because Ben Marcus, Sarah Manguso, Thurston Moore, Heidi Julavits and Tao Lin are just some of the stars and emerging writers who will be talking/reading, 3) panels will talk about DFW , rappers and upward mobility, among a lot of other great things read and discussed, and 4) because it’s free (though for some events you need to secure tickets in advance)....more
The project is part of Macro Sea’s broader vision to denude the American strip mall of its common characteristics and curate the space through collaboration with architects and artists, such as Vito Acconci of Seedbed fame, to enhance community....more
Guernica talks to Fatima Bhutto, 27-year-old poet and Pakistan’s heir apparent, about the death of her father in one of Pakistan’s famous “encounters,” the two sides of Benazir and why Obama legitimizes the Taliban.
In “Dancing About Architecture,” Arthur Philips’s essay in the July issue of The Believer, Philips offers a worthy apology for writing on music, and why the physical impact of the phrase “chill horn,” in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, has value....more
Among the many offerings of Triple Canopy Issue #6 “Urbanisms: Model Cities,” are three standout pieces.
“What is the Antique in Truro: A Portfolio” is a stunning collection of Adam Davies’ photographic portraits of American cities that have endured mass exoduses after the collapse of their mainstay industries....more
This summer, writer, illustrator and animator Arthur Jones will illustrate your one-sentence story with one Post-It Note. Jones, who has taken his Post-It Note Series on a cross-country tour, and whose yellow sticky notes have given darkly comic life to the stories of David Rakoff and Jonathan Goldstein will now illustrate yours....more
On the heels of BEA comes the 2009 Woolf and the City conference, an event of modern proportion, which will be bringing fans of Virginia Woolf to the campus of Fordham University in New York from June 4-7. Keeping things ahead of the times, as Woolf would have wanted it, there will be Plenary Talks such as “Woolf’s Creative Violence,” “Cosmopolitan Woolf,” and “Stalking the Cyber-Woolf in a Digital Age.” Special events include an evening with Princeton and the Stephen Pelton Dance Company, with an after party at the Hudson Hotel....more
In “The Pop Culture Clause,” Elizabeth Wurtzel’s essay in the new issue of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Wurtzel asserts that American culture has produced Elvis, blue jeans and the gold rush because the Framers of the Constitution had the prescience to pen the Intellectual Property Clause of the Constitution, also known as the Progress Clause....more
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between, its Spring 2009 issue, has just been released. According to the Editors’ Note, the issue explores what happens when the “borderlands of the normal and absurd…are breached.” This breach is bare in Secret Breathing Techniques, by Ben Marcus....more
David Geffen, one of Hollywood’s most hallowed players, has roused the newspaper industry with his recent offer to purchase a large stake in the the New York Times. On May 11, Fortune Magazine revealed that Geffen was shopping for the 19% share held by the hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners....more
Having to face the strain and fill time in between jobs has, for many, become a matter of survival. On this topic, Charles Darwin had this to say, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” A recent series of articles in the Boston Globe, Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, illustrates that even now, Darwin’s observation is more than opportune....more
Who knew a gap could be filled with so much. But such is the lure and luxury of the films of Les Blank, such as his ode to gap-toothed women aptly called Gap-Toothed Women. When asked why gap teeth are referred to in France as “the teeth of happiness,” a young French girl strokes her cat and coyly demurs, saying she doesn’t know in a way that suggests she knows all too well, too well, even, for her years....more