01/27/15 6:37pm
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Happy late January, book-lovers. After you dig yourself out from underneath that snow, you might want an excuse to leave the house and hob-nob with some literary types. This week has all kind of interesting events, from a discussion about the rise of the antihero with The New Yorker‘s Emily Nussbaum and New York Magazine‘s Adam Sternbergh to a live discussion of finances and freelance writing to a party in honor of the NYRB Classics release of Argentine poet Silvina Ocampo’s work. Dig out and then dig in, that’s our motto. (Or well, it is now.)


01/07/15 6:03pm


Another year, another pile of reading to get through, amirite? Welcome to 2015, where there’s a big fresh helping of literary events for all you booky people to head to. This week’s line-up includes the launch of Electric Literature’s new online magazine for short, weird fiction, a benefit party for BOMB magazine, and the monthly return of our beloved Franklin Park Reading Series featuring National Book Award winner Phil Klay. Dig in!


12/15/14 6:50pm


You know, it’s that time of year when we could all use a laugh. With the stress of the holidays and the unrelentingness of bad to very bad world news, getting some comedy in your life is probably a good move. Healthy, even! Luckily there are a number of funny folks doing their thing this week in New York, from Wyatt Cenac to John Hodgeman to Jo Firestone. below, our round-up of the best events in comedy this week.


12/11/14 9:57pm


Welcome to our weekly round-up of the best literary events to check out. This week has a speed-illustrating contest, a lecture with the New Yorker cartoonists, a talk with A Brief History of Seven Killings author Marlon James, and more, oh so much more, dear reader.