Book And Ideas
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
By Julia Botero
In a new book, "Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of Soho," architect Shael Shapiro and journalist Roslyn Bernstein chart the changes to Soho through one industrial building.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By Sarah Montague : Senior Producer
If the meek are going to inherit the earth, then Wally Shawn will be in the vanguard. The diffident playwright and essayist, known for such works as "My Dinner with Andre," "Aunt Dan and Lemon," and "The Designated Mourner," presented readings of a wide range of his essays and dramas last month at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Monday, November 08, 2010
“Zora and Me” fictionalizes the childhood of the Harlem Renaissance writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. (Hurston was born in 1891, lived through the Jim Crow south, and died in 1960.) The young adult novel is the first in a planned trilogy which imagines Hurston as a girl detective in her all-black hometown of Eatonville, Florida, at the start of the 20th century.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Unless the person behind the shutter is Richard Avedon or Annie Leibowitz, it's hard to get too excited by the celebrity portrait. But something amazing happens when the camera shifts a bit, and gives pride of place to the family dog.
Friday, July 23, 2010
For decades, unpublished papers by the Jewish Czech writer, Franz Kafka, have been hidden away in safety deposit boxes in Zurich, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s supreme court recently ordered that the boxes, which contain thousands of handwritten documents by one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century, be opened. However, there is still an ongoing legal dispute about who owns the collection of private papers. It is not yet known whether the public will ever get to see them.
Friday, April 30, 2010
By Liz Arnold