Its form has been of serious literary consequence for thousands of years now, but playwriting has often received something of an uneasy glare when its name is mentioned alongside such connotative behemoths as fiction or poetry. Indeed, some of the most... [more]

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LITERATURE, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Theory, PERFORMING ARTS, Theater, Art Criticism and Theory, Playwriting, ross bleckner, Nicolas Bourriad, Birkensnake, Chemlawn, The Underground Library
Last week New York met two powerhouse week-long event series: Independent Booksellers Week NYC and PERFORMA 09; pedestrian interests and chores distracted me from both and, come Monday, I realized I had not seen any of the previous week's abundant excitements. I'd love to hear the impressions anyone has had of either of these events; in the meantime I will continue to berate myself for neglecting its copious curiosities. I did manage to do some asynchronous things of note, however, and hopefully these things may prove interesting enough to others that they may be taken as helpful suggestions or worthy of comment. Bourriaud and Bleckner At the beginning of the week I picked up two books from Williamsburg's Spoonbill & Sugartown,
Video artist Sue de Beer has a new project that will be performed this weekend at The Kitchen. While she typically makes videos narrated with texts from authors Alyssa Bennett and Dennis Cooper, this time de Beer and Andy Comer
I just found an article about a very interesting looking play showing in Philadelphia this weekend. The show was created by a Yale Grad student and is being performed in a converted warehouse - Power Plant Productions - The story is
Over the past decade, it has seemed to me – perhaps this a valid observation, perhaps just a result of my increasing awareness of the fields around the hermetically Literary – that there has been at once an expansion of what

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