Posts Tagged: Vinson Cunningham

Notable NYC: 4/28–5/4

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 12/16–12/22

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 10/21–10/27

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/4–2/10

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Saturday 2/4: John Domini and Carole Firstman celebrate releases from Dzanc Books. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Cecilia Corrigan and Wendy Trevino join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/5: Chelsea Hodson, Gregory Zorko, Sarah Jean Grimm, Liz Bowen, Georgia Faust, and Amanda Dissinger read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

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All Bravado, Little Spirit

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For the New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham writes that whatever your thoughts on the Nate Parker controversy, the new film The Birth Of A Nation is best left unseen: “Twelve Years” and, especially, “Django” promised to widen the expressive possibilities of the slave story—to add to the cultural meanings of the country’s gravest crime. Parker, though, works within […]

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The Great American Sermon

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After all, the essay, in its American incarnation, is a direct outgrowth of the sermon: argumentative, insistent, not infrequently irritating. Minimalist prose. Maximalist ideas. A long tradition of anti-intellectualism. Adverbs. At the New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham asks what makes an essay American?

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