Legends in the Fall
On a recent Friday evening, we headed all the way west on 37th Street to hear New Yorker writers recount stories about being that most exciting of things—a New Yorker writer. The event was the opening night of the blitz of panels, conversations and chances to see what writers look like that is the annual New Yorker Festival.
The hangar-like space was converted into a lounge with the addition of cafe tables and chairs. A cash bar offered wine, beer and snacks in serving bowls fashioned to look like martini glasses. Snippets of conversation—overheard while we looked for a seat—sounded like, dare we say it, the premise of many a New Yorker cartoon.
6:30 p.m. The New York Center for Independent Publishing hosts “special” reading to celebrate Small Press Month at 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
6:30 p.m. Filmmaker Peter Forgacs will give a lecture regarding “The Archaeology of Memory” at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street.
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5:30 p.m. Robert Kahn will sign copies of his new book, Movies: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide at Rizzoli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street.
6 p.m. The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School will host a discussion with Professor Robert Shiller to discuss his upcoming book, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Read More
Of all the New York stories that still float around Amy Sedaris’ mind, one sticks out more than the rest. “You can get pot delivered to your house! I’ve got a lot of good memories that involve that, yeah,” she said, mocking a wistful side-glance. “I’m just saying that when you move here, you’re always Read More