Local fiction enthusiasts and Anglophiles alike—not to mention those of us who fall into both camps—were thrilled when Martin Amis made Brooklyn his home last summer, and now we are getting a chance to reap the benefits. Amis, the celebrated writer who the New York Times Book Review called “his generation’s top literary dog” (and who gained one devoted follower over a decade ago when I read London Fields in an undergrad Modern British Lit class), will appear at BAM tonight for a reading and conversation with Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker’s fiction editor. The event kicks off this season of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, a series that brings superstar novelists to BAMCafé between now and June to read and discuss their work over dinner and wine. The Amis event is nearly sold out–though you may be lucky to snag a pair if you call 718-636-4100 stat–as are other fantastic evenings with the likes of Junot Díaz and Jamaica Kincaid. You will have better luck seeing Colson Whitehead, Nell Freudenberger, and Keith and Masha Gessen, however–just get tickets now. They are $55 each, which is a bargain when you consider it includes intellectual enlightenment, dinner, and free-flowing wine. – K.H.
Tomorrow, instead of sitting out the cold in your PJs, come to The Landing at Industry City from 1-3pm, Saturday, Feb. 13 for free small bites and chocolate, and to hear the Prohibition-era classics of street jazz band, Baby Soda Jazz Band, plus the award-winning sounds of pop-rock string quartet, Tribute String Quartet. Baby Soda is […]
A YouTube link landed in our inbox last night, and the first clue of its content, prior to watching it, was an album cover mashup of Elton John and Bernie Sanders, with Bernie’s name above the years spanning his (potential, two-term) presidency, 2016-2024. The second was the song name, “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders.” If […]
Christine Sciulli’s medium of choice is projected light. “It’s like standing in a darkroom, rocking a tray of developer in anticipation of the photograph’s first hint of an image,” Sciulli says about her work. “To me, it is about trying to harness the ineffable.” And harness it she does in ROIL, her mesmeric installation at […]
Valentine’s Day is upon us this week, and if that fact alone makes you want to hole up in your apartment indefinitely, just think of it as an opportunity to remind everyone you care about how loved they are (and to eat loads of chocolate). There are also activities galore to avail yourself of, so rest assured that we […]
If you were planning on waiting till the last minute to get your Valentine a sweet token of your love, you’re in luck, because Jimena Rose Jewelry will be bringing beautifully handcrafted jewelry to Owl & Thistle in Crown Heights for a Valentine’s Trunk Sale this Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 6 pm. Owl & […]