“I am not now, nor have I ever been, a hipster,” vowed Harper’s senior editor Christian Lorentzen at a panel discussion provocatively titled “What Was the Hipster?,” organized by n+1, and held at the New School on Saturday afternoon.
Despite L-train maintenance and the kind of steady rain that can wreck Read More
From a voice-mail message left at 6:16 on the morning of Good Friday: “Hey, we spoke before. Just wanted to call and give you a tip. The New School building is occupied right now. It’s on the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. Just get out here and call anyone you know from the Read More
Earlier this month, the senior faculty of the New School passed a vote of "no confidence" in the school’s president Bob Kerrey. The faculty and students of the school have grown increasingly unhappy with the president’s management style, his handling of the school budget, and the recent departure of provost Joe Westphal. (During his tenure, Read More
Volatile publisher Judith Regan on Michael Wolff and his portrayal of her in his recent The Man Who Owns the News: "He’s grossly irresponsible. I’m going to sue him personally, so he’ll have to spend his own money. He projects his own perverted view of the world on everyone else. He is consumed with Read More
The literary Lolita, that is. Today the New School announced a full day of panels and discussions, concluding with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Nabokov’s masterpiece.
Ellen Pifer, author of Vladamir Nabokov’s Lolita: A Casebook, will kick things off with a "Lolita’s Wild Ride" Read More
This morning, the New School hosted a panel discussion on whether Eliot Spitzer can regain his political capital. (The answer is already looking quite different in light of yesterday’s special election.)
Panelist Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice said “hallelujah!” about yesterday’s results and said Democrats should be given a chance to control Read More
The Center for New York City Affairs and the NYC Independent Budget Office hold a panel discussion on the City’s property tax system at the New School.
Council Member Mike McMahon announces funding for City Harvest to provide produce to residents at the Stapleton Houses in Staten Island.
The New York City Board Read More
Bob Kerrey’s latest:
“I am not running for the Mayor of New York City, nor do I intend to be a candidate.
“I seriously considered a run for the office because as a New Yorker, a parent, an employer and a former member of the 9/11 Commission, I have deep concerns about the future of Read More
Bob Kerrey just put out this statement:
“This past Saturday I answered a question from a reporter who asked if I was seriously considering becoming a candidate for Mayor of New York City, and I said I was. Today, I am emphasizing my commitment and enthusiasm for my work at New School University. Therefore, it Read More
Gain , by Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 355 pages, $25.
On a day scrubbed clean by early summer sunshine, Richard Powers wandered through Washington Square, musing on the bruised darkness of his new novel, Gain . He argued with gentle persistence that any relief from gloom remains unconvincing without “a full look at Read More