Monica Youn and Stephen Burt at Singularity & Co.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 | 1,250 views

Monica Youn is the kind of poet that turns up everywhere. Or she simply has a very memorable name. It probably helps that is also located in New York. Youn read poems from her book Ignatz, a comic strip about a cat that probably has more fame now that she wrote a book about it. […]

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On Reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 | 1,244 views

I accidentally read The Perks of Being a Wallflower a week before the theatrical release last Friday. A friend had recommended it, somewhat out of thin air, and not wanting to disappoint, dutifully read it within a week. I knew quickly why he connected to the text as the young characters explore their homosexuality and […]

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Justin Torres reads Pete’s Candy Store

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 | 1,213 views

The regular reading series at Pete’s Candy Store opened with Justin Torres who has been making the rounds (he read at NYU two days earlier and elsewhere, I’m sure). The reading tour coincides with the release of Torres’s debut novel, We the Animals. Given that the book had literally just been release, I took the […]

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Chabon Gets a Handy from New York Mag

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | 1,237 views

Michael Chabon’s latest book, Telegraph Avenue, is sitting in the queue on my desk alongside a half dozen other books. Its release date unfortunately coincided with the release of Junot Diaz’s newest book, and for no particularly reason (though Chabon’s novel was longer), I began reading This Is How You Lose Her first. In a […]

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Adam Ross Reads Mr. Peanut

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Friday, September 14th, 2012 | 1,125 views

Promoting his second book, a short story collection, Adam Ross showed up at McNally Jackson with his editor to read and then answer some questions. Ross wrote Mr. Peanut, a novel that he explained was inspired by the mysterious death by allergic reaction of a family relation. Ross’s performance as a reader is one of […]

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