There's a passage in Don DeLillo's Americana where he describes walking down a busy sidewalk among a throng of New Yorkers. He captured this feeling with such perfect articulation that now I think about the sentences every time I pass through Times Square.
Thanks to Broadcastr, anyone can experience this sensation in real-time. Visiting Rockefeller Center? Use the Broadcastr app to hear Joey Berglund's impressions from Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.
Mark your calendars: Nerd Jeopardy is back for round two. If you've ever sought public validation for your deep knowledge of obscure literature*, your time has come.
Since we had an overflow crowd at Lolita Bar, this time we’re taking over the great Housing Works Bookstore in Soho. We’ll provide wine and beer until it runs out, then it’s a cash bar. A cash bar that will make you feel good about yourself: all proceeds fight AIDS and homelessness.
There are two ways to participate. You can form a three-person team and compete for respect (and prizes of serious cash value) against two other teams. You can also play as an audience member during the speed quiz at intermission. Either way there should be plenty of glory and humiliation. In addition to said glory, winners will receive prizes from Housing Works and BOMB Magazine. And there just may be a surprise FSG author or two in the Video Daily Doubles.