Tonight, the shiny Condé Nasties spit-shine their pointy shoes for the 2007 National Magazine Awards. We don’t think Portfolio can sweep this one—yet—but we’re guessing the Esquire and GQ boys will be lined up three deep at the urinals! Doesn’t everyone agree that Us Weekly is the most important magazine of our day? Over at Hunter College, novelists Peter Carey and Tom Sleigh will read from their works, Theft: A Love Story and Space Walk (yikes). Wider waistbands will swell on hors d’oeuvres at the Upper East Side home of Laurel Cutler and Theodore J. Israel Jr,, where there’s a reception for an exhibit at the Williams College Museum of Art, Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy. (Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were the madcap expats who inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night.) The evening will include a new documentary featuring rare photographs of the Murphys: Here’s Gerald taking a bath with Zelda and his turtle, Mr. Pogo! Batting eyes at each other will be art-world worthies such as John Richardson and Calvin Tomkins.
[National Magazine Awards, Rose Theater, 60th Street and Broadway, 6 p.m., by invitation only; reading by Peter Carey and Tom Sleigh, Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, 7:30 p.m., 212-772-4007; reception for Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy, the home of Laurel Cutler and Theodore J. Israel, Jr., Upper East Side, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., by invitation only.]