From Cheryl Strayed’s popular advice column Dear Sugar to author interviews with new young writers, Stephen Elliott’s online magazine The Rumpus strives to surprise its readers with a fresh take on culture that stays above the shallow pop-culture fray. For tonight’s Rumpus Loves New York! event, catch readings from Sam Lipsyte, the funny author of The Ask; Nick Flynn, author of the memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City; actress Amber Tamblyn; actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy; and Colson Whitehead, author most recently of the zombie novel Zone One. Elliott, who directed James Franco in his yet-to-be-released film About Cherry, hosts.
Mon., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 2012