Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Sam Lipsyte at McNally Jackson

Published March 9, 2010 by Molly

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If you haven’t bought yourself a copy of Sam Lipsyte’s new book The Ask, now would be the time to run out and do it. Failing that, ask around amongst your friends and see if anyone else has scored a copy yet. Very few books qualify as smart, pee-your-pants funny, and deadly relevant all at the same time. In this regard, Lipsyte hits the bullseye.

Witness, for proof, this head-over-heels rave from Lydia Millet in the New York Times Book Review, wherein she described the book as one of very few “half-­crippled, doughnut-gobbling man-apes of the literary world,” which clearly means something incredible, even if we’re not sure precisely what it is.

Lipsyte, who also wrote the great and hilarious novel Homeland, will be reading at New York’s McNally Jackson bookstore on Tuesday, March 16th. His work will also appear in the forthcoming issue of n+1 Magazine. Dude’s all over the place, and we love it!

Tell Them Anything You Want at IFC

Published February 23, 2010 by Molly

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Tell Them Anything You Want, the amazing-amazing documentary about Maurice Sendak by Spike and Lance Bangs, is playing at New York’s IFC Center this Wednesday at 8PM, followed by a Q&A with the two directors. If you missed it on the small-screen, now’s your chance to catch the film and lob a question or two at Lance and Spike!

Sendak in SoHo

Published September 28, 2009 by Molly

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Exhibition alert! The Animazing Gallery in New York will debut the largest exhibition and sale of original Maurice Sendak illustrations and etchings on October 1st. How many? More than 200––plus a limited edition sculpture based on Where the Wild Things Are.

The show happens to coincide with much-lauded Sendak retrospectives at the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, completing a nice trio of Sendak celebrations. Good stuff all around.