In 2015 the Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) takes as its theme “Opening Markets, Trade and Commerce."
The Spring 2015 Distinguished Writers Series features Peter Carey & Tom Sleigh, C.K. Williams, Robert Polito, Karen Russell, Hilton Als and Edwidge Danticat.
Barbara Isenberg leads an eight-day tour to see the best of current London theater.
Unedited footage for an unreleased black-cast feature film, originally shot in 1913 and recently discovered in MoMA’s Biograph collection, is finally released.
A dramatic performance of Leonard Bernstein's correspondence, including letters to Stephen Sondheim and Jackie Kennedy.
How should the EU position itself geopolitically twenty-five years after German reunification and thirteen years after the introduction of a common currency?
In his new book, Curiosity, Alberto Manguel tracks his own life through the reading that's guided him; here Siri Hustvedt interviews him about his experience reading Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables for the first time.
Karen Dawisha discusses her recently published book, Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
The Marian Goodman Gallery presents a selection of Francesca Woodman’s fashion photography, taken between 1978 and 1980.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins creates An Octoroon, a meta-melodrama based on Dion Boucicault’s 1859 antebellum The Octoroon.
Sheila Heti’s play about Canadians in Paris was commissioned in 2001 but not performed until 2014.
A series that explores social conflict and morality in film.
Join writers Michael Meyer and Ian Buruma for a discussion of Meyer's new book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China.
Jeff Madrick discusses his latest book, Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World.
The Film Forum screens a month worth of Orson Welles, including his greatest works and several rarities.
Colm Tóibín profiles the poet Thom Gunn in a 45-minute documentary for BBC Radio.
Partnering with The Apollo Theater for its second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, WNYC hosts a conversation, led by Brian Lehrer and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, about continuing inequality fifty years after the Voting Rights Act.
Théodore Rousseau's work—evoking a pre-industrial era in a last breath of Romanticism—attests to the majesty of the natural world.
Gabriella Coleman talks about Anonymous and her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy in Toronto.
Colm Tóibín discusses his most recent novel, *Nora Webster*, with Siri Hustvedt at Symphony Space.
An exhibition of portraits from eighteenth-century Britain draws attention to the servants or slaves rarely painted as subjects in their own right.
Paul Muldoon, a resident this year at the Irish Arts Center, has organized a series described as “an omnium-gatherum of words and music,” with guests including Nick Laird, Zadie Smith, Rick Moody, and Joyce Carol Oates.
The eleventh annual New Literature from Europe Festival features nine of Europe’s foremost literary voices.
The Nouveau Classical Project and Richard Powers collaborate in an evening of music and reading.
Françoise Vergès speaks on where and how memories of slavery are revived to escape their instrumentalization.
Is there a “crisis in reading”? In this lecture, Anthony Grafton argues that reports are exaggerated.
*Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films* displays Warhol footage not shown publicly before, accompanied by original live music.
“French and American Journals: A Literary Salon” showcases the tradition of *revues*, or literary and nonfiction journals, in France and the United States.
Guernica, a magazine of art & politics, celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a gala.
Richard J. Powell curated the first retrospective of Archibald Motley’s work in two decades, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.
Suki Kim discusses her book chronicling her six-month stay in North Korea teaching English to the sons of the North Korean elite.
Christopher Ricks gives three lectures inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic.
Albertine, the new reading room and bookshop in the French Embassy, is hosting a festival featuring French and American thinkers and artists.
Alexei Ratmansky speaks of his life's work performing and choreographing for some of the world’s greatest ballet companies.
The Second Annual Park Avenue Armory Recital Series, hosted in the lavishly restored Board of Officers Room, begins in March with a performance by the Russian-German pianist Igor Levit.
LoftOpera hosts a release party for Joyce DiDonato’s new album of bel canto arias, Stella di Napoli.
What did the French read on the eve of the Revolution? Robert Darnton's lecture introduces his open-access website with best-seller lists of the time, studies of the book market and more.
Set in 1971 after Louis Armstrong’s final performance at the Waldorf—just months before his death—Terry Teachout's excellent one-man show portrays the private side of the trumpeter, one that his audiences rarely saw.
Charles Glass gives a first-hand account of his experiences in Syria and of the political situation there in two talks.
Inventor of the "dream-horror-farce", IFC puts on a retrospective of Roman Polanski's movies before the release of his new film Venus in Fur.
A discussion of major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted.
Tim Judah leads a discussion of the Bosnian Spring in this evening marking one hundred years since the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Programmed by the White Review, poets Eugene Ostashevsky, Holly Pester and Sophie Seita present readings in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery's Powder Room.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs a concert at Carnegie Hall that explores the musical traditions of Hungary featuring music by Hungarian composers that incorporated traditional folk tunes into their works.
Martin Scorsese's documentary about the New York Review of Books at 50
Jim Holt and Edward Frenkel discuss a book about the beauty of mathematics.
Edward Frenkel and Laurent Derobert contemplate the passion, emotion, and infinite possibilities of mathematics
An exhibition exploring Ashbery's collecting and its influence on his poetry.
Eliot Weinberger joins the poet and memoirist Cynthia Zarin, poet Carol Muske-Dukes, and novelist Jean McGarry to read and talk with Little Star editor Ann Kjellberg about literary life and the small magazine in the electronic age.
The Rite of Spring at 100, an ongoing celebration of the ballet’s centennial, features 12 new works, nine world premieres and two U.S. premieres performed by celebrated artists from across the globe. This month, the Cleveland Orchestra performs.
The Escher String Quartet performs the music of Britten, Elgar, Birtwistle, and more. This performance will be streamed live.
Jazz & Colors, which might be described as a musical version of Christo's The Gates, features 30 jazz ensembles stationed throughout the park playing music inspired by New York, and the fall.
Join Ms. Rich’s family, friends and fellow poets for an evening of readings and remembrance.
This fall, for the first time in twenty years, BAM will revive Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's opera, Einstein on the Beach.
Join Little Star Journal and the novelist Padgett Powell for an evening of wine and company.