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Witty Women Take Center Stage

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Take a break from arguing whether Colin Firth or Matthew McFayden was the hotter Mr. Darcy. You can get a huge dose of Jane Austen love at the Morgan Library.

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Jonathan Lethem Talks Mysterious Chocolate Smells, The Upper East Side

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The BK gets no love in Jonathan Lethem's latest novel. Not even a paragraph. With the exception of two quick mentions, the born-and-bred Brooklyn author sets his sights on Manhattan in Chronic City.

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Talk To Me: Charlie Kaufman Bares His Unconscious

Monday, November 30, 2009

Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman and Jungian analyst John Beebe plumbed the depths of the writer's famously complex mind during a Jungian chat last month at the Rubin Museum.

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views of NYC

Friday, November 27, 2009

Architect and illustrator Matteo Pericoli says that we don't choose our window views, they choose us.  In his new book,  "The City Out My Window - 63 Views on New York," he meticulously draws the window views of 63 New Yorkers, both famous and ordinary.

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Susie Essman's Tips To Avoid Getting The Flu

Friday, November 13, 2009

Susie Essman is not a doctor.  She doesn't even play one on TV. The comedienne is better known for her bossy "f@#K #$&" smackdowns on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as "Susie Green."

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Chinua Achebe and K. Anthony Appiah at the Unterberg Poetry Center

Monday, November 02, 2009

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, now 78, is often called the father of modern African literature. His 1958 novel Things Fall Apart inspired post-Colonial fiction told in the voices of those who had experienced Colonialism first hand.

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