Wayne Koestenbaum pays tribute to the ’80s
In 2007, the writer began work on a project about a massive hurricane hitting New York City. Five years later, just as he put the final edits on Odds Against Tomorrow--published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux earlier this month--Hurricane Sandy descended on the city. Over a recent cup of coffee in Tur ... More >>
The lycans of 'Hemlock Grove' get unleashed
Tamara Shopsin Spoonbill & Sugartown Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
Kristopher Jansma PowerHouse Arena Thursday, 8 p.m., free Jansma, a New Jersey native and first-time novelist, seems to have constructed his debut around a pretty familiar and eye-twitchingly postmodern concept: namely, the curious propensity of writers to devote a whole lot more time to identifying ... More >>
"Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic" The National Arts Club Mar. 13, 6:30, Free If you actually expend thought on something like the excessive (still developing) ado over Anne Hathaway's Oscar dress, it's true that Katherine Hepburn begins to appear very rebellious indeed. Today the film legend might emb ... More >>
Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson The Strand Tonight, 7pm, $10 Marriage is a tricky subject in film. This is probably because unlike, say, the central themes of Citizen Kane or many of the Terminators, the "marriage movie" concerns a topic that's close to what many viewers either have, or will experie ... More >>
Reading Michelle Orange is like having a moving, one-sided conversation with your best friend if your best friend was feeling particularly astute that day. In This Is Running For Your Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), her ambitious first collection of essays, she mulls over top-shelf concepts like m ... More >>
Dina Nayeri & Julia Fierro Book Court Tonight, 7pm, Free When one considers radical literature, old issues of Life magazine with Molly Ringwald and Barbara Streisand on the cover might not immediately come to mind. But for the 11-year-old twin sisters who are the protagonists of Dina Nayeri's new no ... More >>
Voice writers offer their picks from the year
Books by Andri Snær Magnason, Wendy Guerra, Rosa Montera, and Paul Elie
Something new for Roberto Bolaño fans to cheer about
The dark menagerie of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Good thing Carl Sandburg's not around to read them. FSG publishes the complete correspondence.
A celebrated memoir threatens to blow into a million little pieces
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro.
Our 25 Favorite Books of 2006
The muckraking outsider never gave a damn about entree
Our 25 favorite books of the yearfrom teen sex diseases and Aztec slaughterhouses to Kiss riffs and juvenile tambourinists
Reviews of the last 50 years
Fifty years after that triple trip of the tongue, Nabokov's nymphet is as mesmerizing as ever
Our 27 favorite books of the year
VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds
Brainiacs Around the World Apply Themselves to the Mathematical Challenge That Dared Not Speak Its NameUntil Now!
Jenny Uglow Shines a Light on the Lunar Men
A New Memoir by Tamim Ansary, Whose Impassioned E-Mail for Afghanistan Catapulted Him Into Celebrity
Beach Fare with an Edge
The Season's Topics Cover the Spectrum
All the Children Had to Watch
5000 UN Soldiers Could Have Ended It
'I Saw My Father Cut to Pieces'