Pencil-sharpening maven David Rees turned the non-fiction writing series at the Mid-Manhattan Library upside-down Tuesday night with his edgy pencil-sharpening workshop -- based on his instructional book How to Sharpen Pencils.
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Alarm Will Sound
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 15
Better than: Two hours' silence.
John Cage's Song Books looms large in the legend of Alarm Will Sound, which coalesced at the Eastman School of Music in 2000 following a student performance of the 1970 musical-theater tour de fo ... More >>
When the G train is 45 minutes late, then stops midway through your route for 20 minutes because the train in front has just broken down, the last thing you want to do is stare at an MTA-sponsored sign that states, "Improvements don't just happen." Which is why we're all a bit happier to lear ... More >>