Books are the ultimate Christmas present
The Goldfinch for Kindle is $2.99 on Amazon today. Get on that.
If you have a Kindle and you haven’t read this, do it. I re-read the end last night and I can’t get over it.
Currently reading. Can’t put it down.
Can’t wait to read The Goldfinch!
James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band -
Tickets for James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band on sale now!
James McBride opens LIVE from the NYPL’s Spring 2014 season with an exploration of his latest work The Good Lord Bird - winner of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction - through words and music.
James McBride won The National Book Award for Fiction for his book The Good Lord Bird. LIVE from the NYPL is thrilled to announce that McBride, joined by his quintet named after the novel, will take the stage on January 24 to open our Spring 2014 season. The evening will feature conversation with the author and musician, as well as performances by McBride and his band, whose mix of spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel songs are inspired by the abolitionist John Brown, a key figure in this novel.
Tickets for this event will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 25 at 10 a.m. Can’t wait? Become a Friend of The New York Public Library today and you’ll get exclusive access to the pre-sale for this event happening now, and for other Spring 2014 events we’ll be announcing soon. Plus, you’ll enjoy discounted tickets and other special offers throughout the season. Click here for more information.
Stay tuned! We’ll be unveiling more events in LIVE from the NYPL’s Spring 2014 season soon!
Ira to interview composer Nico Muhly in NYC | This American Life -
Nico Muhly, photographed by Matthew MurphyIra writes:
When I was invited to interview composer Nico Muhly, I jumped at the chance. He’s the unusually-young-for-a-guy-premiering-his-work-at-the-Met composer of the new opera Two Boys. I really like his music and am so incredibly curious to see how he turns a real incident – about a 16-year-old boy who almost murdered another boy – and the Internet chats that lead to the attack – into an opera.
Our interview is at the NY Public Library next Tuesday, Oct 29th, 7:00. Tickets.
There’s a video excerpt from the opera on the Metropolitan Opera site. They also commissioned this arty but beautiful video in conjunction with the opera, hoping, I’m told, that people who aren’t into classical music or opera might like it.
Nico Muhly Pays His Dog Sitter in Bolognese Sauce -
The composer has 21 answers to our 21 questions. Catch Nico Muhly LIVE in conversation with Ira Glass on October 29, 2013! Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/1gPjUGh
Howard G. Buffett found himself inspired by one simple idea: Every farmer has 40 chances to bring in the perfect crop. That thought inspired his recent book, 40 Chances, as well as a new outlook on life. Howard G. Buffett will be joining us this week, along with father Warren Buffett and son Howard W. Buffett to talk about life, business, and their own 40 chances.
Thanks to sponsor Morgan Stanley for making this season possible!
One week until LIVE with Lorrie Moore!
Moore will present the annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, entitled “Watching Television” examining some of the connections and disconnections from stage to page to theatre to screen to small screen — with an emphasis on what seems to be happening currently with narrative on the small screen.
Get tickets! http://www.showclix.com/event/3772729