Guest blogging today at A Blog Soup.
And a related request to my dear readers - if anyone can find a decent quality mp3 of "Hip Hop Junkies (Spanish Fly Remix)" by Nice & Smooth, I'd greatly appreciate it and possibly marry you.
I am what I eat and I eat PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME for breakfast, lunch and dinner
An evening of paired readings by writers whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker; a New Yorker Town Hall Meeting on Islam and the West; and a New Yorker dance party.
Monica Ali and Aleksandar Hemon
7 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre ($16)
Donald Antrim and Tobias Wolff
7 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)
Yiyun Li and Edwidge Danticat
7 P.M. Bowery Poetry Club ($16)
Lorrie Moore and Julian Barnes
7 P.M. Newspace ($16)
Antonya Nelson and Thomas McGuane
7 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($16)
Uwem Akpan and Louise Erdrich
9:30 P.M. Bowery Poetry Club ($16)
Charles D’Ambrosio and Sherman Alexie
9:30 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($16)
Andrea Lee and T. Coraghessan Boyle
9:30 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)
Jonathan Safran Foer and Edward P. Jones
9:30 P.M. Newspace ($16)
Gary Shteyngart and George Saunders
9:30 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre ($16)
THE NEW YORKER DANCE PARTY
Join the internationally renowned d.j. Michael Mayer and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones for a night of minimal techno and house music.
10 P.M. to 2 A.M. T New York ($20)
(Please note: You must be 21 to be admitted to this event.)
THE NEW YORKER TOWN HALL MEETING ON ISLAM AND THE WEST
Moderated by New Yorker staff writer George Packer. Panelists, to be announced, will include political figures, scholars, writers, and Muslim leaders.
7 P.M. Town Hall ($10)
JEANNETTE, Pa., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh-area police have gone to court to back a 78-year-old woman's complaint of harassment by a teenaged neighbor she claims always meows at her.
Arena: (US Soccer president Sunil Gulati is a great guy. He's always been a good friend. I think he's a superfan who now is president... He's a guy... who wants to be important and be around the world of bigwigs at FIFA, and he's going to get that opportunity.
SI.com: You care about the U.S. team, don't you?
Arena: Oh yeah. They're going to win the next World Cup, from what I'm told. So I wish them the best. Because we did so poorly over the last eight years, I'm sure they're going to win the next World Cup.
Arena: The only reason I'm here is because of Red Bull. I don't work for MLS. I work for Red Bull.
"I already told [MLS] if they paid me more than Landon Donovan I still wouldn't stay," he said, referring to Donovan's $900,000 salary. "I just don't want to be in this league anymore. It's not about the money. It's about me getting better and pushing myself to a higher level. I'll be able to live with whatever the consequences may be, but I can't live with never trying to accomplish my dreams, and I can't live with somebody holding me back from that."
I have a guest post over at This Is What We Do Now today. This came about at the last minute because I kinda screwed up my email settings, but I squeezed out what I could. Hope you like it.
Apropos of nothing, here's a video of an experiment my friend Guy participated in. He's the one who doesn't, how shall we put this politely, quite get to the climax. Enjoy.