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Not a day goes by in New York City (NYC) without a free poetry reading or a book signing or a book reading by a famous or not yet famous author. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!
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The book tells the story of the world’s most audacious infrastructure project, an attempt to colonize and connect a dynamic, newly assertive region. Three decades after Paul Theroux dubbed China’s lumbering railway the Iron Rooster, the country’s network of high-speed trains is the envy of the world. Now, China is working to push those tracks into Southeast Asia, reviving a century-old colonial fantasy of an imperial railroad from China to Singapore. The talk is given by the book's author Will Doig, who has worked as Next City's (a national urban affairs magazine) international editor,  a columnist at Salon, an editor at The Daily Beast, a lecturer at the New School, and a communications staffer at the Open Society Foundations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
12:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia
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This memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Grace Kennan Warnecke reads from her book Daughter of the Cold War
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Welcome Miss Ida Keeling, the 102-year-old, world-record-holding runner. Miss Ida, as she’s affectionately known throughout her community, isn’t your typical runner. At 102-years-old, her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement as a single mother to four children living in New York City. But her greatest trials were yet to come. Ida’s two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Miss Ida felt she didn’t have the strength to carry on, and that she couldn’t hope anymore. Miss Ida will be in conversation Alison Desir, founder of Harlem Run.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Ida Keeling discusses her book Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down
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Illustrated with a lavish array of images, their conversation will range over topics such as fashion, art, and politics; the controversy surrounding mannequins and monkeys; and sexual identity in men’s portraiture. You will never look at paintings like Seurat’s "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" the same way again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Justine De Young discusses her book Fashion in European Art
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Before actors and Food Network stars Jazz, Jake, Jurnee, and Jussie Smollett conquered Hollywood, they spent their childhood crisscrossing the United States. Moving coast to coast thirteen times, they car-tripped to small towns and big cities across America. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Jazz Smollett-Warwell discusses her book The Family Table: Recipes and Moments from a Nomadic Life
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A journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Lawrence Wright reads from his book God Save Texas
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Derek Lidow, an experienced and successful global CEO, a researcher, an innovator, and a startup coach, has long demonstrated the rare ability to operate successfully in corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic environments. Derek’s contributions include applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. His accomplishments include founding iSuppli, a leading market research firm, which Derek sold in 2010 for $100 million to global information leader IHS.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Bestselling author Derek Lidow discusses his book Building on Bedrock
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Design critic Alexandra Lange's new book reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children’s landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Alexandra Lange discusses her book The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
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As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. He tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed: A Life is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Lou Reed: A Life: one of the most incendiary artists of our time and his complex and chameleonic life
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An idyllic life shattered by dark secrets from the past? This is a story of familial revelations, upheaval, and redemption.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Jamie Brenner discusses her book The Husband Hour
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The real story of what happened in the 2016 election, told through the dishy, rollicking, deeply personal story of one New York Times journalist's career covering the First Woman President who wasn't. For a decade, award-winning New York Times Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton's pursuit of the presidency. Chozick's front-row seat took her to 48 states and set off a time in which her formative years became -- both personally and professionally -- intrinsically intertwined to Clinton's presidential ambitions. Chasing Hillary is a campaign book like never before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, New York Times' Amy Chozick discusses her book Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling
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The Phantom, created by Lee Falk in 1936, is the forerunner of the American comic-book superhero. Ironically, he has always enjoyed greater acclaim abroad, especially in Australia, Sweden, and India, where The Phantom has been adopted and reinvented as a “homegrown hero”. Kevin Patrick reveals the transnational history of America’s rst superhero, and reappraises the cultural ow of American popular culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Kevin Patrick discusses his book The Phantom Unmasked
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Over the years, actor and director Christine Lahti has embodied iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now she’s turning her talent to the literary world. In this collection of affecting essays, Lahti examines her life, from her childhood, to her start as an actor and activist, and her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Her witty and humble writing captures moments in her life, revealing her struggle against her need for perfection, fighting to maintain her integrity as a feminist and as a person. She will be joined in conversation by documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Actress Christine Lahti discusses her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age with Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore
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A photographic tour of the different sides of Hollywood by the the bestselling author of life.love.beauty. The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see—and the one we don't—with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally charged color and black and white photos. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Book Signings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Keegan Allen signs copies of his book Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland
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Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess—a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Laura Sebastian reads from her book Ash Princess
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The history of muses in fashion — especially Loulou de la Falaise, whose bohemian spirit and fearless sense of style caught the attention of Yves Saint Laurent. She is the subject of Petkanas’s new book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Christopher Petkanas discusses his book Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent
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Celebrate the release of Global Studies chair Alexandra Délano Alonso’s new book. This book looks at citizenship and immigrant integration from the perspective of countries of origin: specifically the processes through which Mexico and other Latin American countries are establishing programs to give their emigrant populations better access to education, health, banking, labor rights, language acquisition and civic participation in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights Beyond Borders
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Farris’s book explores the ways in which feminist ideas are often exploited by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns. She coins the term “femonationalism” to describe the practice and claims that, by characterising Muslim men as oppressors and by emphasising the need to rescue Muslim women, these anti-Islam groups use gender equality to justify their prejudice. Sara R. Farris is Associate Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Sara R. Farris discusses discusses her book In the Name of Women's Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism
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A new book pulls back the curtain on the life of a style icon. Bunny Mellon, the American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK, served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was famously press-shy during her lifetime. With the cooperation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon accessed thousands of pages of Mellon's personal archive; she also conducted over one hundred interviews with Mellon's friends and colleagues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Meryl Gordon discusses her book Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
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Jonathan Liebson is a longtime teacher of first-year writing and an academic advisor. His essays, book reviews, and short stories have appeared in Time Out New York, The Georgia Review, American Book Review, Meridian, Passages North, and Harvard Review; in the anthology Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, translator, lecturer, painter, photographer, and author. His 500-page co-authored volume Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo Press, 2016), includes hundreds of original poems, recipes, essays, and color photos. Nkosi Ife Bandele is a storyteller who has worked as journalist and has written for stage, TV, and film. His first novel, The Ape is Dead!, has recently been published by Crimson Cloak Publishing (July 2016). He is a longtime teacher in the first-year writing program, offering the wildly popular classes Too Cool for School and What’s Love Got to do with It?. Olga Breydo received her M.Arch from The Bartlett School of Architecture in London and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in Slice Magazine, Joyland, The Cossack Review, Bodega, and RETRO.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Faculty Reading: 4 Authors
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Journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior and writer and activist Amy Siskind for a discussion of their new books, The View from Flyover Country and The List: A Week-by- Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Writers Read: Sarah Kendzior / Amy Siskind
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Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety--perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Clemantine Wamariya reads from her book The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon--and never comes home. Adopted by a well-meaning white couple, Deming is renamed Daniel Wilkinson, and must reconcile his adoptive parents' desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Discover Great New Writers Award recipient Lisa Ko discusses her book The Leavers
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Self Help is “for the retired and/or retiring, a personal exploration claiming to be a self help manual, a poet’s musings on the experience of no longer having much to do and being disinclined by shyness to join a book club."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
5:30 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Elizabeth Poreba reads from her book Self Help
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A world-renowned photojournalist and chronicler of the twentieth century’s most historic events, Harry Benson provides an eyewitness account of Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign for the presidential nomination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:00 pm

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Book Signings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Harry Benson signs copies of his book R.F.K.: A Photographer's Journal
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Celebrate the Spring issue of The Common, with readings from Liz Arnold, Emma Copley Eisenberg and translator Lissie Jaquette followed by a discussion with the magazine's editor in chief Jennifer Acker.
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, The Common Spring Issue Launch
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Celina Su and Youmna Chlala launch their respective debut poetry collections, questioning of spatial practices, architecture and cities as they relate to language, visuality, and literature. Both author's poetry intersects with their artistic and academic practices in multiple ways along the lines of race, translation, movement, and displacement. Chlala's collection The Paper Camera (Litmus Press) is about the language as the object that mediates and records memory, longing, loss, and love, notates light and translates between body and space. Su's collection Landia (Belladonna* Series) excavates literal and figurative borderlands—redrawn boundaries, architectural palimpsests, underground transport systems—to reckon with the historical and cultural forces that shape our cities and our intimate lives. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Poets Read: Celina Su / Youmna Chlala
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A reading with two of this spring’s most exciting literary fiction debuts that explore the metaphysics of identity, mental health, and migration. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater (Grove, 2018), named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 in Esquire, the Huffington Post, and more, follows the story of a young Nigerian woman named Ada born “with one foot on the other side” who develops separate selves. Mira T. Lee’s Everything Here is Beautiful (Pamela Dorman Books, 2018) alternates the between the perspectives of two Asian American sisters grappling with the the loss of a parent, illness, and the strains of intimacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
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Book Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Fractured Selves: Novelists Read
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Songwriter and musician Viv Albertine was the guitarist in cult female punk band The Slits. She was a key player in British counter-culture before her career in TV and film directing. Her first solo album The Vermilion Border was released in 2012, and her memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys was a Sunday Times, Mojo, Rough Trade, and NME Book of the Year in 2014.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Viv Albertine reads from her book To Throw Away Unopened
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Dorothea Lasky is the author of five full-length collections of poetry: the forthcoming Milk (Wave Books), as well as Rome (Liveright/W.W. Norton) and Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all three from Wave Books. She currently lives in New York City, where she is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
5:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Dorothea Lasky reads from her book Milk
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Stuart E. Eizenstat was there with Jimmy Carter from his political rise in Georgia through his four years as president, serving as Carter’s chief domestic policy advisor. His new book gives an insider’s look at the achievements and missteps of an often-misunderstood presidency. Eizenstat joins in conversation with Kai Bird, executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, who is also writing a biography of Carter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Stuart E. Eizenstat discusses his book President Carter: The White House Years
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“Dear Miss. You won’t remember me or my name. You have failed so many of us. However, I have often thought about you, and the other teachers, and that institution you call ‘school’ and about the children you fail. You fail us right into the fields and factories and then you forget us.” So began Lettera a una professoressa, translated into English in 1969 as Letter to a Teacher. The collective authors were a group of young students at an alternative school run by Don Lorenzo Milani in Barbiana, a tiny rural community in the hills near Florence. The book was immediately welcomed in Italy by teachers as a manifesto for a democratic alternative to a school system that reproduced deep divisions of social class, by linguists such as Tullio De Mauro as a revelation and by university students as a little red book for a revolution. Looking back on it now, fifty years after the upheavals of 1968, Lettera a una professoressa can be seen as the spark that ignited all subsequent attempts to reform education in Italy. Still today, it has the power to divide readers and arouse passionate arguments. Vanessa Roghi discusses her book La lettera sovversiva In English.
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Fri, Apr 27
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, The spark that ignited  attempts to reform education in Italy
Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, The story of two daring women—one a pilot, one a reporter—who defy stereotypes in 1929 New York.
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It has been common in modernity to think of history as singular and universal, progressively moving forward to a particular end. Although few contemporary philosophers and historians maintain the view that there is strict universality and teleology in history, according to Professor Dmitri Nikulin in his most recent work, The Concept of History, the remnants of these positions still affect our understanding of history. In the account he gives, which he traces back to antiquity, Nikulin interrogates what we mean when we talk of history and the philosophical problems we get into by conceiving of it in certain ways. If we jettison the idea of an objective universal end to history, are we left in a morass of relativism? Can we embrace a view of history as an amalgam of genealogies and geographies while still doing justice to constituents of our accounts of history that seem to be historically invariant? This will be a roundtable discussion of Nikulin's latest book and the philosophy of history, more generally. Nikulin will be joined for the roundtable discussion by Jeffrey Bernstein (Professor of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross), and Massimiliano Tomba (Professor of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, and former Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy). A reception with drinks and light refreshments will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Professor Dmitri Nikulin discusses his book The Concept of History
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Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. This book takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news, it reveals borders to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades.
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Sat, Apr 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Matthew Longo reads from his book The Politics of Borders
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In this timely and discussable young adult novel, a well-respected high school girl becomes the object of public Internet shaming after writing an offensive tweet that goes viral.
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Sun, Apr 29
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Leila Sales reads from her book If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say
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Robert Kuttner is a journalist, writer, co-founder and current co-editor of The American Prospect, and one of five 1986 co-founders of the Economic Policy Institute. He will join with The New Yorker financial writer John Cassidy to discuss how global capitalism is responsible for the harm to workers’ prospects in the past few decades, rather than the usual suspects of trade, immigration and technological change--and how the backlash against the results is destroying democracy. To reverse this cycle, Kuttner argues for more democracy and less capitalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 30
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, American Prospect editor Robert Kuttner discusses his book Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
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A brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It’s part nostalgia, part confusion, and part an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice?
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Mon, Apr 30
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Poetry Readings, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Stephen Burt reads from his book Advice from the Lights
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A veteran geologist recounts time spent studying Greenland's remarkable landscape during a series of six expeditions.
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Mon, Apr 30
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Book Readings, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, William E. Glassley reads from his book A Wilder Time
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Mikki Taylor knows beauty and power. The Essence magazine editor-at-large, critically acclaimed author, and president of Mikki Taylor Enterprises shares this wisdom in her latest book. In conversation with broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien, Taylor will divulge tips and secrets for modern women to develop a unique, vibrant style and spiritual wellness.
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Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Mikki Taylor discusses her book Editor in Chic: How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self
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Author, professor, and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen dispels misunderstandings about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony. Restrictions may apply. Callfor details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Former ACLU president  Nadine Strossen discusses her book Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship
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Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.
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Tue, May 1
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Book Readings, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss discuss their book Hey Ladies!
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Dysfunctional politics need not be frustrating; it can also be a source of humor! Former congressman Steve Israel joins bestselling author Nelson DeMille to discuss Big Guns, a comic tale of political satire involving federal legislation mandating that every American own a firearm. As you might imagine, it doesn't go well.
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Wed, May 2
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Book Readings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Steve Israel discusses his book Big Guns
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Lambda Literary Award winner Amber Dawn's second novel Sodom Road Exit is a compelling family melodrama and lesbian supernatural thriller. Lambda Literary Award winner Casey Plett’s Little Fish is her debut novel in which a trans woman learns her grandfather may have been trans himself. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead is a debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.
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Thu, May 3
7:00 am

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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Novelists Read: Joshua Whitehead / Casey Plett / Amber Dawn
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Garry Winogrand—along with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers.
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Thu, May 3
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Geoff Dyer discusses his book The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand
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Davies’s first novel follows a man in 19th-century Pennsylvania who leaves his daughter in search of giant beasts rumored to live west of the Mississippi.  
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Thu, May 3
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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Carys Davies discusses her book West
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The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 changed European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. Fifty years later, Mitch Abidor and Todd Gitlin will delve into the oral testimonies of those young rebels collected by Abidor in his new book, May Made Me. They will discuss the legacy of the uprising, and how those explosive experiences have changed both the individual and history.
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Thu, May 3
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Mitch Abidor discusses his book May Made Me
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Author Ariel Dorfman delivers the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details. 
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Thu, May 3
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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Ariel Dorfman discusses her book Darwin's Ghosts
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A memoir about life truths learned through crafting.
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Thu, May 3
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Book Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Alanna Okun discusses her book The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater
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This 3-day event expands a mission to provide a forum and network for the literary community. Allen Ginsberg saw the event as a place where people could articulate their relationship to the most important national and global problems of the time, and believed that the planet needed imagination and the avant-garde spirit of poetry to survive. Readers: Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and Sam Sax (pictured).
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Thu, May 3
8:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Group Poetry Reading
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As a childhood immigrant from Iran growing up in four countries, Arash Bayatmakou was no stranger to the unpredictability of life. But nothing could prepare him for waking up in a hospital bed unable to move his body. Faced with dire prognoses and the limitations of an outdated and unhelpful medical system, he shares his story of resilience, perseverance and the power of community, family, and love in allowing him to stand up on his feet.
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Sun, May 6
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Book Readings, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, Arash Bayatmakou reads from his book Little Big Steps: (Re)Discovering Identity, Tackling the Healthcare System and Accomplishing the Unachievable
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Celebrate the launch of Carol Lamberg's new book. A long-time leader of New York City’s affordable housing movement, Lamberg was Executive Director, from 1983 until 2014, of the Settlement Housing Fund, one of the city’s largest and most innovative sponsors of affordable housing. Part memoir, part policy analysis, Neighborhood Success Stories distills key lessons for building and managing affordable housing.
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Mon, May 7
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Book Readings, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Neighborhood Success Stories: Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing in New York
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Capitalism has shown remarkable resilience in the face of left-wing and social democratic assaults against it. It grew stronger during its confrontation with communism, co-opted liberals and social democrats (who, in the end managed to change themselves a lot more than they did capitalism), and grew almost invincible after the collapse of communism and the retreat of social democracy. Alas, today, globalised, financialised capitalism is faced down by a mortal enemy: capital and the manner in which the technologies it engenders pulls the rug from under capitalism’s feet, undermining the raison d’ etre of traditional corporations and nullifying the all-important labour employment contract. 
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Mon, May 7
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Book Readings, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Yanis Varoufakis, ex-Finance Minister of Greece, discusses his book Talking to My Daughter About the Economy
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An economist and a chess master discuss the future of democratic capitalism. Angry citizens from Belgium to Brazil are leading protests to demand a greater say in their political, personal, and economic futures. Their underlying outrage is the same, says economist Dambisa Moyo. People are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anemic growth. In her new book, Moyo argues that demographics, inequality, commodity scarcity, and technological innovation are driving social and economic unrest. The solution: a fundamental retooling of democratic capitalism. Fragile economies result in a fragile international community; that can lead, says Moyo, to a fragmented and unstable global future. Moyo will be joined in conversation by Garry Kasparov, 13th world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation.
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Mon, May 7
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Dambisa Moyo discusses her book Edge of Chaos with Chess Champion Garry Kasparov
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How is a modern country made? Simon Winchester says it all boils down to precision. His book explores the minds and methods that have changed the modern world. But what is the cost of precision, and does our obsession with it prevent appreciation of art and the natural world?
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Mon, May 7
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Book Readings, May 07, 2018, 05/07/2018, Simon Winchester discusses his book The Perfectionists: A Brief History of Precision
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Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist’s best friend—the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy—but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d’Este, among others.
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Tue, May 8
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo's best friend
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Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring the poets: Katha Pollitt Marilyn Nelson Jim Moore
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Tue, May 8
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Poetry with the Poetry Society of America
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Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now she returns with a collection of visceral, hilarious poems. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine, hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Tue, May 8
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Poetry Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Mary Karr discusses her book Tropic of Squalor
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How has Iran, the Middle East’s second largest country, become the primary target of American antagonism? In the first general-audience book on the subject, Medea Benjamin examines the relationship between Iran and the U.S., recounting Iran’s history from the pre-colonial period to its emergence as the one nation Democrats and Republicans unite in denouncing. Benjamin draws upon her firsthand experiences with Iranian politicians and activists to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Iranian society.
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Tue, May 8
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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Medea Benjamin discusses her book Inside Iran
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Garrard Conley's memoir describes his harrowing experience of gay conversion therapy and how this appalling "cure" continues to be practiced. A raw and compassionate story about identity and love.
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Tue, May 8
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Garrard Conley reads from his book Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
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Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom sees love as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities are brought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immense social-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence of bourgeois family life, to the struggles for abortion rights and birth control and the erosion of a gender-based division of labor. Drawing on Hegel, Paul A. Kottman argues that love generates and explains expanded possibilities for freely lived lives. 
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Tue, May 8
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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Paul Kottman discusses his book Love As Human Freedom
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Matthew Thurber will speak about his forthcoming book, a paranoiac-critical examination of the art world seen through the eyes of four graduates of The Cooper Union. As each student attempts to reconcile their ideals with the realities of capitalism, love, alien invasion, anarchist pigs, and sex robots, they nd themselves careening toward madness, extremism, death, or becoming Matthew Barney’s stunt double.
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Tue, May 8
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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Graphic novelist Matthew Thurber discusses his book The Hallucination of the Art World
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
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Tue, May 8
8:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Jon Meacham discusses his book The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
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What happens when a dream and determination isn't enough to pay the bills? Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of economic growth, seems to have blown a cylinder lately. This is bad news. Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today.
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Wed, May 9
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Book Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Dambisa Moyo discusses her book Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth--and How to Fix It
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Larry Ruhl will read from and discuss his new memoir, which details his coming to terms with complex childhood trauma: paternal incest and maternal mental illness, which led to depression, addiction, and difficulty accepting his homosexuality. It’s a searing story and a poignant narrative of healing and recovery, one that breaks through many deeply held societal taboos.
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Wed, May 9
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Book Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Larry Ruhl discusses his book Breaking the Ruhls
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Pioneering feminist cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb presents an autobiographical comic that chronicles the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s.
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Wed, May 9
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Book Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses her book Love That Bunch
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Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffulhe—these were the three superstars of fin-de-siècle Parisian high society. Tracing these women’s trajectories through the masked balls, shooting parties, moated castles, and glittering salons of the French nobility, Caroline Weber paints a vivid portrait of a rarefied, exclusive milieu that the outbreak of the First World War would soon destroy forever.
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Thu, May 10
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Barnard professor Caroline Weber discusses her book Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris
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Acclaimed design historian and author Emily Evans Eerdmans, founder of Eerdmans Fine Art, discusses Henri Samuel, a very well-known French interior designer in the twentieth century. He created rarefied and beautiful environments for his jet-set clientele – Doris Duke, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Jayne Wrightsman, Valentino Garavani and multiple Rothschild’s. Museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art consulted him on the installation of period rooms. He was a master at reproducing intimate spaces in various historical styles in addition to mixing those styles in an erudite way. The talk will be followed by a cocktail reception.
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Thu, May 10
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Emily Evans Eerdmans discusses her book Henri Samuel: Master of French Interior
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Feminist porn icon Madison Young reads from her recently published autobiographical books that delve deep into the sexual undergrounds of kink and sex work through the feminist lens. Young will be reading from her memoir Daddy, which Margaret Cho calls “downright inspirational,” and The DIY Porn Handbook:Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution. Reading will be followed by an intimate Q&A.
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Thu, May 10
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Madison Young discusses her book The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution
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Celebrate the paperback launch of the book with a live performance from the author.
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Thu, May 10
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Rakesh Satyal discusses his book No One Can Pronounce My Name
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An African-American Gothic novel deemed “both a delight and a real heartache to read” by Black Girl Nerds. The reading will be followed by a discussion on othering, spiritualism, female empowerment and the mixed experience, Q&A and book signings.
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Sat, May 12
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Kirsten Imani Kasai​​ discusses her book The House of Erzulie
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Historian Howard Blum chronicles a recently declassified counterintelligence mission and the FBI agents behind "the greatest secret of the Cold War."
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Mon, May 14
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, Howard Blum discusses his book In the Enemy's House
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In Our Damaged Democracy, Joseph Califano notes that he has never in all his 85 years “been so concerned about the destiny of our democracy.” The Harvard-educated lawyer grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn, served in the White House of President Lyndon Johnson, acted as an attorney for the Democratic Party during Watergate, and represented clients as varied as the Black Panther Party and Coca-Cola in his years as a Washington and Wall Street lawyer. Joseph Califano speaks with Robert Semple, who spent a year covering President Johnson himself, and has served for 30 years as the associate editor of the The New York Times Editorial page.
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Tue, May 15
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, An attorney for the Democratic Party during Watergate discusses his new book Our Damaged Democracy
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Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring the poets: Amy Barone Daryl Sznyter Jerome Sala Nausheen Eusuf
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Tue, May 15
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Poetry with NYQ Books
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In nine expansive, searching stories, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past.
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Tue, May 15
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Jamel Brinkley discusses his book A Lucky Man
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From the bestselling author of The Monopolists, the fascinating story of Olympic sailor Kevin Hall and the syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Hall will be presnt for the conversation.
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Wed, May 16
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Mary Pilon discusses her book The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness
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David Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace is a Thai takeout joint that delivers 24/7. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It’s been decades since they’ve spoken, and he’s relieved to hear she’s recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Wed, May 16
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Stephen McCauley discusses his book My Ex-Life
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Elizabeth Barlow Rogers interweaves the story of her own life with a comprehensive history of Central Park. The two narratives entwine as she founds the Central Park Conservancy and transforms both the park and herself. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Wed, May 16
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers discusses her book Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir
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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. Peter Ginna, former publisher and editorial director at Bloomsbury Press, talks with three prominent publishing professionals: Calvert Morgan, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books; Ayesha Pande, agent and owner of Ayesha Pande Literary and former senior editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux; and Elda Rotor, Vice President and Publisher for Penguin Classics.
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Wed, May 16
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Book Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Peter Ginna discusses his book What Editors Do
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Webber uses cases to shine a light on labor’s most potent remaining weapon: its multitrillion-dollar pension funds.
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Thu, May 17
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, David Webber discusses his book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon
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The deeply reported story of one indelible family transplanted from rural China to New York City, forging a life between two worlds In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options.
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Sat, May 19
2:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Lauren Hilgers discusses her book Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown
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The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history, told through the lens of one young woman’s story.In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer for an STI examination. Confused and humiliated, McCall did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Though McCall insisted she could not possibly have an STI, she was coerced into committing herself to the Bay City Detention Hospital.
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Sat, May 19
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Scott Stern discusses his book The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women
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Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring the poets: Lisa Andrews Nicole Callihan Karen Hildebrand John Deming
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Tue, May 22
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 22, 2018, 05/22/2018, Poetry with Indolent Books
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American Poets Spring—Summer 2018 Issue Launch and Reading with Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, and Patrick Rosal.
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Tue, May 22
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 22, 2018, 05/22/2018, American Poets Issue Launch
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Award-winning American poet Henri Cole and New York Time Magazine editor Sasha Weiss discuss Cole’s elegiac memoir that is also a fresh and penetrating insight on the nature of friendship and family, poetry and solitude, the self and freedom.
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Tue, May 22
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Book Readings, May 22, 2018, 05/22/2018, Henri Cole discusses his book Orphic Paris
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A Catholic priest struggles with memories of an illicit romance in 1970s New York in Antonio Monda's powerfully intimate novel of faith and doubt, guilt and love. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Wed, May 23
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 23, 2018, 05/23/2018, Antonio Monda discusses his book Unworthy
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Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his life as heir to the company founded by his father and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. The narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship.
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Thu, May 24
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Cal Turner discusses his book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company
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Celebrate the launch of Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman is author of Corona, a dark comedy on being South Asian American and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” This collection spans twenty years of poetic work. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones (The T-Bone Series), Sadia Shepard (The Girl from Foreign) and Jai Dulani (The Revolution Starts at Home.) DJ Rekha will close the night with a special music set.
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Poetry Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Bushra Rehman discusses her book Marianna's Beauty Salon
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Stephanie Elizondo Griest relays her experience of going home to South Texas to discover the steel wall that now divides her ancestral land, then finds a similar situation on the New York/Canada border. She weaves these stories together into a meditation on the existential impact of international borderlines and the people who live there.
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Thu, May 24
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Book Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Stephanie Elizondo Griest discusses her book All the Agents and Saints
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Celebrate the launch of new books by Anne Boyer (A Handbook of Disappointed Fate) and Simone White (Dear Angel of Death) with readings by both authors followed by a conversation (moderated by their editor, Anna Moschovakis) touching upon issues ranging from popular music to the poet's essay. The authors will take questions from the audience, with a reception and book signing to follow.
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Thu, May 24
8:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Authors of the Ugly Duckling Presse
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In this current political climate, being a Palestinian is a hazard. However, there are common grounds where East meets West. This is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel of a childhood as a Christian Palestinian in America.
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Sat, May 26
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Marguerite Dabaie discusses her book The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories
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Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring the poets: Christopher Salerno Michael Hoerman Janlori Goldman Leah Umansky
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Tue, May 29
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Poetry in the Park
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With: Jamie Brenner, The Husband Hour Sally Koslow, Another Side of Paradise Aimee Molloy, The Perfect Mother Hosted by Robin Kall.
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Wed, May 30
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 30, 2018, 05/30/2018, Summer Reads with 3 Authors
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Activist-scholar Anitra Nelson's new book advocates low-impact living via smaller andeco-collaborative housing, such as cohousing. Using international case studies, including New York, and personal experiences of collective living, Anitra speculates on urban futures where sustainable neighborhoods and grassroots democracy develop outof well-connected and productive neighborhoods, i.e. where ‘alternative’ becomes mainstream.
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Wed, May 30
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, May 30, 2018, 05/30/2018, Anitra Nelson talks about her book Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet
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Few leaders will admit it, but again and again the growth of their organizations outruns their skills. If you're one of those leaders, you know the result: as the job grows bigger than you are, you get disoriented by a world of unfamiliar challenges. You then hit a wall of ineffectiveness, a stall point. What Happens Now?: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You helps you to embrace this reality.
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Thu, May 31
12:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 31, 2018, 05/31/2018, John Hillen discusses his book What Happens Now?: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You
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