A lot's been said over the last couple of days about Lou Reed, his body of work, the city he embodied. What hasn't been written about all that much is the strange side streets Lou sometimes took during his career. Let's visit a few of those. See also: The Voice's 1967 Review of Velvet Underground' ... More >>
Edward Albee and Paul Auster The Strand Thursday, 7 p.m., $15-$30 Every time somebody even mentions a play by Samuel Beckett, we become immediately suspicious that they're about to pull some kind of clever existential farce. Such is the whole "gotcha!" nature of postmodernism. But unlike Godot, we t ... More >>
New Build will appeal to fans of Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, if only because it's made up of members of Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem. The triowhich will expand to a seven-piece (!!!) live band for its two sold-out shows at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday and Wednesdaycounts among its membe ... More >>
Tuesday, November 29, at the Union Square Barnes and Noble
Journalists discuss the dangers of reporting in Mexico
A star-studded celebration of literature
Gaitskill, Auster, Gessen—and Lupe Fiasco.
Like any good chef, One Ring Zero partners well-honed technique with unconventional inspiration. The brainchild of Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, the band entered the cultural consciousness in 2004 with As Smart As We Are, an album featuring lyrics written by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ri ... More >>
A longtime critic offers up his first novel; a rare author sighting at the World Voices Festival
Talking magic and the morning after with a New York exile; The Brotherhood of Mutilation returns.
Back for its third year, the ever-growing book fest aims for some international flair
In a new novel, the author explores loss and literary experiment
Quick! Celebrate these fresh-faced directors before they get washed-up and jaded
Death and herring in the East Village
Auster's latest hero keeps track of "every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy"
Is Nicole Krauss's book-within-a-book 'taut as a drum'?
The tongue is mightier than the sword
It's a steady job but they want to hire a paperback writer
Rushdie Rocks A Reading, Maestro Bumps The Quad, Tapis Rouge Goes Gay
Harnessing the rhythmic power of the comma, Paul Auster composes a little night music
What I Love About 'What I Loved'
PEN Forgets Legendary Publisher Barney Rosset
Author Linda Yablonsky Hijacks a Series She Can Call Her Own
Netherlands' Novelists Descend Upon New York
How H.S. Keeler Wrote Certain of His Books
An Experimental Literary Society Invades New York