This time around the episode includes highlights from events in April and May, including a story from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon blogger Christine Friar at the launch of Adulting, discussions with Relish author-illustrator Lucy Knisley and Our Man in Iraq novelist Robert Perisic, and a story from comedian and Moth StorySLAM host Ophira Eisenberg from the launch of her memoir Screw You: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy. Enjoy!
"Young people consume entertainment in a way that is different from even 10 years ago. They’re used to comments. They’re used to shaping things that are subpar. For me, I’d love to do something that’s highly interactive. I have a vision of a late night show that puts Internet and TV together, whereas now they’re so often in competition. I’d love to do a live show because I feel, especially with the Internet, giving feedback becomes important."
Esquire interviewed some of the people they’d like to see take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, including Chris Gethard and Julie Klausner, a cool 2/3 of our Laugh Track event with Splitsider May 16th. Also Gethard’s answer pretty much sums up the event’s theme of unconventional comedy careers in the Internet age.
Excited for Lucy Knisley to come to Housing Works for the main course of this Wednesday’s DISH! Her recipe-drawing here does justice to the glory that is huevos rancheros.
Last day to bid (until 10PM!) on the Housing Works online photography auction, which is raising money for the Hull Street Residence in Bed-Stuy. Your chance to own an Andy Warhol, get on it.
Check out episode four of the podcast, which is all events from Downtown Literary Festival last weekend!
On April 14th, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson teamed up for the inaugural Downtown Literary Festival, highlighting the literature and culture of downtown Manhattan through events at both stores. The panel-free festival, organized by Housing Works’s Amanda Bullock and McNally Jackson’s Alice Whitman, was a great success, and Housing Works hosted a variety of events including a figurative tour of the literature of downtown New York City, a discussion with an owner and former owner of Russ & Daughters, a special edition of new literary series The Recital, a talk with veteran food truck vendors from across the city, a special presentation about the Depression-era guidebook series The American Guide, and a downtown edition presentation by lit and TV Tumblr Slaughterhouse 90210. Here we have collected a sample of some of the festival’s best moments.
As a teaser to the next full-length Ask Roulette podcast, here’s one particularly confusing answer about girls — or is it “Girls”?
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Welcome to the inaugural episode of On Stage at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a podcast showcasing the best moments from recent events at the the nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space located at 126 Crosby St. in SoHo, New York City.
On this first episode, we revisit events from late January and early February, including the launch of independent publisher Sorry House, a party for literary magazine the Atlas Review, the OkCupid Show, a discussion on Matt Kepnes’s How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Canteen Magazine Presents Writing vs Commerce, and Open Source: A Guide to Free Culture.
HUGE thanks to Jenny for creating this! So excited! We hope to have a podcast for y’all every two weeks.
Give back this holiday season by giving to Housing Works. Book nerd parties are the best, but this is a good time of year to remember the cause behind it all: fighting homelessness and AIDS.
Still stuck what to get your boyfriend’s sister, your super, your doorman, or anyone? Housing Works gift cards (good at the bookstore and the thrift stores!) make the perfect gift for your favorite bookworm, available online and in any amount at the bookstore.
Housing Works membership is a gift that keeps on giving; starting at $60/year (that’s only $5/month) at the Friend level. Members save 10% in the bookstore all of the time (and 30% the entire month of December), enjoy special event tickets, and more. Join today, or gift a membership.
Thank you for supporting Housing Works this year! You can continue your support of Housing Works Bookstore Cafe by becoming a member, donating your books, volunteering your time, renting our space, and every time you buy a book or a coffee or a beer from us. (via You are a lifesaver, click through for amazing GIF)
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