"“The earth is beautiful beyond all change,” Lerner repeats in 10:04, quoting the poet William Bronk. The inspired and inspiring accomplishment of his novel makes me want to say that, sometimes, art is too. And maybe — if incredibly — so might we be, ourselves."

Be inspired - with and by - Ben Lerner, at LIVE on September 16:http://www.showclix.com/event/LERNER

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

"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).

Buy tickets for his fast-selling event at LIVE now! 

Missed your clip of the day? Today, we bring it back with Cheryl Strayed, on the “art of mother f***k-itude.” 

Before her memoir, WILD, makes it to the big screen, watch her discuss strength, fragility, and digging deep.


NYPL is bringing reading to the streets! Starting Tuesday, we’re opening an outdoor reading room on the plaza of the 42nd Street Library on Fifth Avenue. We welcome you to visit, enjoy reading our staff picks, and take a photo in front of a backdrop of the Rose Main Reading Room!

This isn’t the first time we’ve brought the library outside. In the summer of 1935, NYPL created an open-air reading room in Bryant Park so that patrons could enjoy their selections in the sun and fresh air! #ireadeverywhere

Howard Jacobson on the profound sadness of holding on to Dickens pen.