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At a Park Slope Synagogue, Auster, DeLillo, Foer, and a brief cultural respite

At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope last night, Paul Auster and Don DeLillo read, and were introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer, but the shadown of the week's events loomed.

Nov. 2, 2012

 
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The first theatrical adaptation of Jonathan Franzen plays on a dire sense of uncertainty

House For Sale, the Transport Group Theatre Company's adaptation of a Jonathan Franzen essay, makes a tense, uncertain game out of a staged reading.

Oct. 24, 2012

 
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John Cale’s on the cusp of a comeback, but his new album is a jarring misstep

John Cale seems on the cusp of a new moment in his career, but his new album, Shifty Adventures of Nookie Wood, is a disappointing step in the wrong direction.

Oct. 12, 2012

 
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Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon cause a few scenes at the 92Y

Authors Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon read at the 92Y last week, much to the clamor of the venue's regulars.

Oct. 8, 2012

 
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F.I.T.‘s ’Ivy Style' exhibit explores the fashions of privilege

The Museum at FIT's new show, Ivy Style, examines the fashions that grew out of America's elite institutions, and continue today.

Sep. 18, 2012

 
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Zadie Smith and Colm Tóibín sparkle as they discuss each other’s fiction at Symphony Space

A conversation about fiction between Zadie Smith and Colm Tóibín, whose stories were read last night at Symphony Space

Apr. 26, 2012

 
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For Brooklyn band Xray Eyeballs, the wild live shows mask a dedication to garage-rock evolution

Brooklyn band Xray Eyeballs, who play Mercury Lounge tonight, are an evolving garage-rock powerhouse.

Apr. 20, 2012

 
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Lee Ranaldo peers out at a post-Sonic Youth world at his record release party

Lee Ranaldo, freshly solo since the dissolution of Sonic Youth, celebrates his latest release

Mar. 23, 2012

 
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Woody Allen’s kind of crowd, patrons of the 92nd St. Y, pull up chairs for a nostalgia trip

Woody Allen's appearance with Dick Cavett at the 92nd St. Y was full of well-worn jokes and meandering nostalgia, just what the crowd wanted 

Feb. 22, 2012

 
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Novelist Nathan Englander on writing and theater, the universal appeal of Nora Ephron, and how ‘Jewish writing’ is not a genre

Nathan Englander, whose latest short story collection is out next month, talks writing and identity

Jan. 25, 2012