NYR Staff


  • 14th International Congress for 18th Century Studies

    July 26, 2015 — July 31, 2015

    In 2015 the Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) takes as its theme “Opening Markets, Trade and Commerce."

  • Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall

    May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm — 9:30 pm

    Ensemble ACJW, a collection of young professional musicians in a two-year fellowship run by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, will give its final concert of the season on May 15.

  • Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

    February 10, 2015 — May 12, 2015

    The Spring 2015 Distinguished Writers Series features Peter Carey & Tom Sleigh, C.K. Williams, Robert Polito, Karen Russell, Hilton Als and Edwidge Danticat.

  • British Theater Backstage with Barbara Isenberg

    May 3, 2015 — May 10, 2015

    Barbara Isenberg leads an eight-day tour to see the best of current London theater.

  • '100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History’

    October 24, 2014 — May 3, 2015

    Unedited footage for an unreleased black-cast feature film, originally shot in 1913 and recently discovered in MoMA’s Biograph collection, is finally released.

  • Edwin Frank and Geoffrey O'Brien

    April 23, 2015, 7 pm — 9 pm

    Editor of NYRB Classics Edwin Frank and Geoffrey O'Brien, frequent contributor to The Review read from their books.

  • Edwin Frank at Boston University

    April 22, 2015, 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

    Editor of NYRB Classics Edwin Frank reads from his new book Snake Train: Poems 1984-2013.

  • Egon Schiele: Portraits at the Neue Galerie

    October 9, 2014 — April 20, 2015

    Over one hundred of Egon Schiele's paintings of his family, fellow artists, patrons, lovers, and himself.

  • Colm Tóibín and Roy Foster in Conversation

    April 9, 2015, 6:15 pm — 8 pm

    Colm Tóibín and Roy Foster discuss their new books set in Ireland.

  • Sarah Bakewell and Rebecca Mead in Conversation

    April 6, 2015, 7 pm — 9 pm

    Biographer Sarah Bakewell discusses her life, work and influences with New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead.

  • World Order Without Europe?

    March 17, 2015, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

    How should the EU position itself geopolitically twenty-five years after German reunification and thirteen years after the introduction of a common currency?

  • Alberto Manguel Interviewed By Siri Hustvedt

    March 16, 2015, 8:15 pm — 10 pm

    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 at the Midwest Slavic Convention

    March 13, 2015 — March 15, 2015

    Karen Dawisha discusses her recently published book, Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

  • 'I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’

    February 12, 2015 — March 14, 2015

    The Marian Goodman Gallery presents a selection of Francesca Woodman’s fashion photography, taken between 1978 and 1980.

  • 'An Octoroon'

    February 14, 2015 — March 8, 2015

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins creates An Octoroon, a meta-melodrama based on Dion Boucicault’s 1859 antebellum The Octoroon.

  • Sheila Heti’s ‘All Our Happy Days Are Stupid’

    February 19, 2015 — February 28, 2015

    Sheila Heti’s play about Canadians in Paris was commissioned in 2001 but not performed until 2014.

  • Justice in Film

    October 17, 2014 — February 27, 2015

    A series that explores social conflict and morality in film.

  • In Manchuria: Michael Meyer and Ian Frazier

    February 17, 2015, 7 pm — 8 pm

    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's 'Seven Bad Ideas'

    February 5, 2015

    Jeff Madrick discusses his latest book, Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World.

  • Wellesmania

    January 1, 2015 — February 3, 2015

    The Film Forum screens a month worth of Orson Welles, including his greatest works and several rarities.

  • 'Thom Gunn: Appropriate Measures'

    January 6, 2015 — January 20, 2015

    Colm Tóibín profiles the poet Thom Gunn in a 45-minute documentary for BBC Radio.

  • Hear Our Voices, Count Our Votes: MLK's March Continues

    January 18, 2015, 3 pm — 5 pm

    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 and the Path to Barbizon

    September 26, 2014 — January 18, 2015

    Théodore Rousseau's work—evoking a pre-industrial era in a last breath of Romanticism—attests to the majesty of the natural world.

  • The Many Faces of Anonymous

    January 15, 2015, 6 pm — 8 pm

    Gabriella Coleman talks about Anonymous and her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy in Toronto.

  • Thalia Book Club: Colm Tóibín's Nora Webster

    January 26, 2015 — January 6, 2015, 7:30 pm — 9:30 pm

    Colm Tóibín discusses his most recent novel, *Nora Webster*, with Siri Hustvedt at Symphony Space.

  • 'Figures of Empire'

    October 2, 2014 — December 14, 2014

    An exhibition of portraits from eighteenth-century Britain draws attention to the servants or slaves rarely painted as subjects in their own right.

  • Muldoon’s Picnic

    September 8, 2014 — December 8, 2014

    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.

  • New Literature from Europe Festival

    December 5, 2014 — December 6, 2014

    The eleventh annual New Literature from Europe Festival features nine of Europe’s foremost literary voices.

  • Notes on Fiction: Orfeo by Richard Powers

    November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm — 9 pm

    The Nouveau Classical Project and Richard Powers collaborate in an evening of music and reading.

  • Memories of Slavery and French Public Discourse

    November 19, 2014, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

    Françoise Vergès speaks on where and how memories of slavery are revived to escape their instrumentalization.

  • Anthony Grafton: The Crisis in Reading

    November 10, 2014, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

    Is there a “crisis in reading”? In this lecture, Anthony Grafton argues that reports are exaggerated.

  • 'Songs for Unseen Warhol Films'

    November 6, 2014 — November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm — 9:30 pm

    *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'

    November 7, 2014 — November 8, 2014

    “French and American Journals: A Literary Salon” showcases the tradition of *revues*, or literary and nonfiction journals, in France and the United States.

  • Tenth Anniversary Gala for 'Guernica'

    November 5, 2014, 7 pm — 12 am

    Guernica, a magazine of art & politics, celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a gala.

  • Richard J. Powell on Archibald Motley’s Witness to the Modern City

    October 28, 2014, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

    Richard J. Powell curated the first retrospective of Archibald Motley’s work in two decades, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

  • Without You There Is No Us

    October 23, 2014, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

    Suki Kim discusses her book chronicling her six-month stay in North Korea teaching English to the sons of the North Korean elite.

  • Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

    October 1, 2014 — October 22, 2014, 7:30 pm — 9:30 pm

    Christopher Ricks gives three lectures inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic.

  • Festival Albertine

    October 14, 2014 — October 19, 2014

    Albertine, the new reading room and bookshop in the French Embassy, is hosting a festival featuring French and American thinkers and artists.

  • Alexei Ratmansky in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

    October 8, 2014, 7 pm — 9 pm

    Alexei Ratmansky speaks of his life's work performing and choreographing for some of the world’s greatest ballet companies.

  • Park Avenue Armory Recital Series

    March 12, 2014 — October 6, 2014

    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.

  • Joyce DiDonato and LoftOpera

    October 3, 2014, 7 pm — 10 pm

    LoftOpera hosts a release party for Joyce DiDonato’s new album of bel canto arias, Stella di Napoli.

  • Literary Demand and the Book Trade in France, 1769-1789

    September 22, 2014, 6 pm — 8 pm

    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.

  • ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’

    March 4, 2014 — August 3, 2014

    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 on Syria: Past, Present and Future

    June 25, 2014 — June 28, 2014, 5 pm — 4:45 pm

    Charles Glass gives a first-hand account of his experiences in Syria and of the political situation there in two talks.

  • The Fearless Roman Polanski

    June 13, 2014 — June 19, 2014, 1:25 pm

    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.

  • Nathaniel Rich in conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert

    June 9, 2014, 7 pm — 9 pm

    A discussion of major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted.

  • Sarajevo 1914–2014: One Century Revisited in Three Acts

    June 3, 2014, 7 pm — 10 pm

    Tim Judah leads a discussion of the Bosnian Spring in this evening marking one hundred years since the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

  • Saturdays Live: Design is a State of Mind

    May 17, 2014, 3 pm

    Programmed by the White Review, poets Eugene Ostashevsky, Holly Pester and Sophie Seita present readings in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery's Powder Room.

  • The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

    March 29, 2014, 7 pm

    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.

  • New York Review of Books Documentary

    February 14, 2014, 3 pm — 4:35 pm

    Martin Scorsese's documentary about the New York Review of Books at 50

  • Edward Frenkel and Jim Holt at the Museum of Mathematics

    January 24, 2014, 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm

    Jim Holt and Edward Frenkel discuss a book about the beauty of mathematics.

  • Existential Love and Math

    December 8, 2013, 2 pm — 3:30 pm

    Edward Frenkel and Laurent Derobert contemplate the passion, emotion, and infinite possibilities of mathematics

  • John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things

    September 12, 2013 — November 2, 2013

    An exhibition exploring Ashbery's collecting and its influence on his poetry.

  • Little Star Reading

    July 25, 2013, 8 pm

    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 Cleveland Orchestra Performs at The Rite of Spring at 100

    March 17, 2013, 7 pm

    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.

  • Britten II: A Free Live Stream

    February 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

    The Escher String Quartet performs the music of Britten, Elgar, Birtwistle, and more. This performance will be streamed live.

  • Jazz & Colors

    November 10, 2012, 12 pm — 4 pm

    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.

  • A Tribute to Adrienne Rich

    November 9, 2012, 8 pm

    Join Ms. Rich’s family, friends and fellow poets for an evening of readings and remembrance.

  • Einstein on the Beach

    September 14, 2012 — September 23, 2012

    This fall, for the first time in twenty years, BAM will revive Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's opera, Einstein on the Beach.

  • Little Star Salon: Padgett Powell

    September 22, 2012, 5 pm

    Join Little Star Journal and the novelist Padgett Powell for an evening of wine and company.