On a recent Friday afternoon in Morningside Heights, The Voice met the man routinely hailed as one of America's funniest writers: Sam Lipsyte. Sitting in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia, where he has taught in the M.F.A. program for the past eight years, Lipsyte seems like one of those R ... More >>
Remember the crazy Times Square billboard announcing Jeffrey Eugenides' new book The Marriage Plot? How could you forget. And how could you forget Jeff's glorious vest, blowing in the wind as the author strides purposefully towards you.
The Marriage Plot is out, Eugenides has an essay about ... More >>
EpicStep, a kickstarter-esque website that crowdsources funds for billboards, has pledged to pay for an Occupy Wall Street billboard if 20,000 people vote for it on their website. People can vote on the design and city where it will be built, and if enough people vote, EpicStep will fund it. If 200, ... More >>
Is Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and the new The Marriage Plot, a heartthrob? We've already seen him attempt to defend a woman on New Jersey transit -- it was ill-fated. Now he's swashbuckling away in Times Square, on a huge billboard for his new book:
In what makes for one of the kookier Page Six items of recent days, it appears that The Virgin Suicides author Jeffrey Eugenides got into a physical altercation last week with a "drunken lout allegedly obsessed with his own genitalia" on the train in New Jersey. Eugenides surprised people by show ... More >>
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>