Live: Jay-Z Talks Decoded and Ol' Dirty Bastard at the New York Public Library With Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber
Jay-Z In Conversation With Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber New York Public Library Monday, November 15 [See our review of Decoded here.] Usually, says tonight's distinguished moderator, NYPL director Paul Holdengräber, "my goal at the library is to make the lions roar." But this evening, we are informed, the library's...
Yesterday, we brought you a brief but compelling excerpt from Decoded, the autobiography-slash-annotated-lyric-sheet of a book Jay-Z will be releasing through Spiegel & Grau on November 16th. Now comes word that one day prior, on Monday, November 15th, Shawn Carter will be at the New York Public Library, talking hustling,...
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig in Conversation with John Wray at the NYPL, or, the Burden of Pretending That Your Mom Was a Stripper
If ever the was a home team crowd for Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, far away from the slings and arrows of preppiness and the dark continent and the looming specter of book-learning, it was here, at the New York Public Library, where your bio can proudly boast that your second...