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April 27, 2017. New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.
New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!
So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, April 27, 2017!
Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (April 27, 2017) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!
As elements of feminism enter the cultural mainstream, traces of gender norms continue to shape our responses to women--both on and off the page. Enter the Feminine Grotesque: The woman who makes a spectacle of herself, who won't behave--the woman who is unregulated, always too much or not enough. Why do we still find it so frightening when women spill past their own boundaries, taking on shapes in excess of social norms and expectations? And how can this figure be reclaimed to resist those norms?
In this conversation, poet Ariana Reines (author of the Alberta Award-winning The Cow) and novelists Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine) and Patty Yumi Cottrell (Sorry for Disturbing the Peace) discuss what it means to work within or against tropes of femininity in their own writing, and explore the concept of the grotesque as a tool for liberation and/or constraint.