Lena Dunham and David Sedaris discuss their creative nonfiction
Edward Albee and Paul Auster The Strand Thursday, 7 p.m., $15-$30 Every time somebody even mentions a play by Samuel Beckett, we become immediately suspicious that they're about to pull some kind of clever existential farce. Such is the whole "gotcha!" nature of postmodernism. But unlike Godot, we t ... More >>
Give a hoot for David Sedaris
Project Runway:The Show That Changed Fashion The National Arts Club Friday, 6 p.m., free "Unwearable" was defined and redefined. Sewing got hip. We became frighteningly desensitized to the image of another human being crying. This is what 10 seasons of Project Runway will do. But at its best the se ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
Laugh along with David Sedaris at BAM
Michael Ian Black’s humiliations are out
Friday, December 9, at the Strand at 7 p.m.
Humorist David Sedaris has been lauded near and far for his "droll assessment of the mundane" - a topic that, in his hands, can include everything from Macy's elves to nudist colonies to turds left orphaned in the toilet bowl. It doesn't usually include food, but Sedaris has neatly rectified ... More >>
Fanny packs, khakis, baseball caps: the American tourist.According to a new report from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, only 30 percent of Americans currently have a valid passport. And in 2009, the number of trips outside the U.S. fell by three percent. Compare our stats to tho ... More >>
Frenemies? Self-important hipsters? No literary problem.
Furry critters star in David Sedariss new collection
A DIY gospel comp offers three discs of ferocious testimony even nonbelievers can believe in
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Dennis Cooper reprints on his blog an old circa-1990 issue of Farm, "an occasional art-related zine published by Hudson, mastermind of the great gallery Feature Inc." Featured? Robert Gluck, Brad Gooch, Richard Hawkins, Hudson, Gary Indiana, Kevin Killian, and David Sedaris, the latter of whom had c ... More >>
The Voice looks at that other "Craigslist Killer" and his victim, Katherine Olson, slain in 2007 by a man advertising for babysitters near Minneapolis. Actually there have been a few so-called Craigslist Killers, including the one who recently murdered Julissa Brisman of Queens, and reporters Matt S ... More >>
Parker Posey reads Miranda July
David Sedaris shares his midlife crisis
Augusten Burroughs Tegan Quin Thursday, September 4, 8 p.m. The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street, 212-334-3324 Tickets at livefromhome.org/events That hilarious bald man Augusten Burroughs (author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, etc.) used to seem a lot like that am ... More >>
A little bit of opera, a little bit of mom
Judge this book by its cover
A sardonic Russian, and other summer book highlights
Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?
Getting hot and bothered on the 'pork chop' of Manhattan and beyond
For fans in general and collectors in particular, a crucial social locus enters the virtual age
VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds
A creepy diptych showcases McCormack's Canadian gothic
On the Web at Work: Can Your Bosses Tell?
Behind the Scenes With the Drama Queens