This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
Tea Obreht and more read Dickens
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 >>
Gish-era Smashing Pumpkins: Reissued in 2011, so it counts! Reports from the holiday-party front indicate that 2011 was another long and lonely year for the fiction writers and memoirists of New York, who were kept company at home all day long mainly by various "internet friends" and related ... More >>
Curl up with some hot cocoa and Dickens
Neil Gaiman celebrates the 10th anniversary of American Gods
Gaitskill, Auster, Gessen—and Lupe Fiasco.
Polaroids from another long, strange trip by Bridget Finn. Todd P, far right. In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla talks with the director and main subject of the new doc Todd P Goes to Austin: "A documentary or other such deification was inevitable, though Austin, directed by longtime Todd ... More >>
Forget the snogging! This novel's hero prefers sex and recreational drug use.
New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>
VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds
Grossman's vertiginous biblio-quest thriller gets medieval on your video-game-playin' ass