Critical 5 art events this week in NYC: literary edition, Jan. 16-19
We'll admit it. Sometimes our little friend Mr. Book gets swept aside for that shiny tablet or film adaptation. But we've seen the light. Books are art too.
This week, art in New York gets literary because reading is sexy. Duh.
Join Triple Canopy as they host a marathon reading of Gertrude Stein's novel The Making of Americans. Did we mention it's 925 pages? Beginning Friday the 18th at 7pm, this reading is expected to last about 50 hours. Holy cow, book worms! Don't forget to check out our review from the marathon last year so you know what you're getting yourself into.
Author of the much praised memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn will be at Strand Books on Thursday night for a night of reading from his new poetry collection and discussion along with Christopher Bollen, editor of Interview Magazine. Sure to be captivating.
Because comedians do writing too...check out the Winter Comedy Jam at Beacon Theatre featuring D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Smokey Suarez, and Joe Torry. All "literary" events don't have to be stuffy.
Tonight, Lou Reed, Anne Waldman, and Steven Taylor, along with others, will come together for a night of poetry to celebrate the vinyl and digital reissue of Allen Ginsberg's First Blues. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Some one bring their snapping fingers.
Adam Mansbach, writer of last year's hit Go the F*** to Sleep, will launch his latest novel Rage Is Back tonight. Sounds like another kicker.