If you managed to stick it out through the three-plus hours of teleprompter flubs, selfies and general self-satisfaction and still made it in to work on time today, we salute you. Read More
These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s GIRLS. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. Throughout this episode, Hannah is the most levelheaded and mature person onscreen. She is kinder to her family members than any of them are to her or one another, and she calmly tells them how she feels when they are not being nice. Why does she act this way here, when in other environments she is self-centered, careless and avoidant? It can’t simply be her response to being around awful people, or she’d be like this around Marnie and Jessa too. What is it about their screwed-up family dynamic that makes Hannah come out looking like the sane one? Read More
MONDAY, MARCH 3
Opening: Brendan Fowler, “New Camera” at Half Gallery
Shown in conjunction with Untitled, this show debuts a new production method from the artist that uses commercial embroidery machines as a sort of dark room for his photography. First shown at LAXART, this is the first time they’re in New York. —Dan Duray Read More
James Franco, he of the Shia LaBeouf sympathy camp, will be showing a bunch of his art school films that didn’t get wide release as part of IFC’s Francofest from March 5th – March 13. Catch him during one of his eight personal appearances and ask him the secret of life: Legend has it that he’ll be forced to answer you, or pay you off in marijuana. Read More
The School of American Ballet celebrates its 80th anniversary at tonight’s 2014 Winter Ball, featuring a one-time-only performance by the school’s advanced students, choreographed by New York City ballet dancer Silas Farley and sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels. Ron Wendt Design is responsible for bringing the Starry Read More
The fairs are upon us yet again! Here’s everything you need to know to navigate New York’s most important fairs this week. Read More
Movie buffs, if you’re not hosting your own Oscars party, show off your smarts at The Big Oscars Quiz Thing, hosted by Quizmaster Noah Tarnow, where you’ll get to compete in a multimedia trivia event followed by a screening of the Academy Awards. The night will include other chances to win prizes showing Read More
Beloved short-story writer Lorrie Moore, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, is back with Bark, her first story collection in 15 years. Tonight, Brooklyn by the Book hosts the author in conversation with Carmela Ciuraru, author of Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms.
In the fall of 1970, Louis Armstrong flouted doctor’s orders to play his last gig, at the Waldorf Astoria’s Empire Room. It may have been a crowd-pleaser, but it was no easy feat—he kept an oxygen tank in his dressing room. He would die of a heart attack 11 months later, at age 69. Read More