Thursday, October 25, 2007

So much to do

A couple of short ones in this week's Time Out New York. It would have been fun to review Pierre Bayard's How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read without reading it; alas, a little thing called journalistic ethics got in the way. I know, I know: How old-fashioned, how old media of me. Didn't care much for the book, but it did provide a timely reminder that I should read Balzac's Lost Illusions, if only as a sort of bookend to Sentimental Education.

Also, a plug for the little Finnish monster band that could—yes, Lordi. I am not ashamed.

Finally, do check out the roundup preview of Performa07, the mammoth performance-art biennial that's starting on Saturday with Francesco Vezzoli's one-time-only staging of Pirandello at the Gugg. There's tons of really promising events, and most of them are under $25 and even free.

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