Because we're still on a sugar rush from Oscar Murillo's exhibit that opened earlier this week, we're not about to lose momentum. Tonight, poet Aaron Belz and Mike Topp read at Hullabaloo Books in Crown Heights; tomorrow, the Tribeca Film Festival hosts a free street fair in the West Village; and do ... More >>
Celebrating James Baldwin
Where the literati are this week
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 >>
Weekend trips to cultured places
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
In death, Michael Jackson gets Baba Booeyed. Jeremiah's Vanishing New York eases on down the road of The Wiz: "As is well known, Michael Jackson was most happy in his fantasy lands -- and the New York of The Wiz is pure fantasy. The city that inspired it is gone. Michael Jackson is gone. Roger E ... More >>
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro.
Going to the Mat
Stephanie Black Chronicles Jamaicas IMF Woes