“That’s one of the things I really love about painting,” Mr. Lerner said, “the implied history of other people’s looking. I imagine all these very different people who have stood before a painting, people who, of course, I don’t know. Generations I don’t know. Which is in the novel a lot, that what’s interesting about a picture or a book is the community of viewers.”

Be sure to join Ben Lerner at LIVE just days after the release of his new book:http://www.showclix.com/event/LERNER

On the very same stage that he will be gracing this November 12th, WIlliam GIbson remembered the impetus for the origin of “cyber space.”

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TBT to when upcoming LIVE guest, Neil Gaiman, channeled his inner Dickens with a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol!

On the adventure of speech, the art of conversation, and the curation of public curiosity: an interview with LIVE’s very own Paul Holdengräber.

If you love This American Life as much as we do, than you’ve heard stories from contributor Etgar Keret before. Here’s his most recent story, but you can look through the archives to find many more. 

In a not-to-be-missed event this fall, he is joined by Assaf Gavron, Gina Nahai, and Salar Abdoh on the LIVE stage. Don’t miss out and buy tickets now!http://www.showclix.com/event/TNOIR

Have you been taking advantage of The New Yorker’s summer-long-free-for-all, with the archives unlocked and available for all to read? We sure have!!

Be sure to read one of our favorites, “The Golden Vanity,” and then see the author, Ben Lerner, himself on stage at LIVE this September! Be sure to reserve tickets today!


"Is Alexei Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH” the best ballet to date of the 21st century," The New York Times asks. Read on to see what it says next (hint, it answers in the affirmative).

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