Despite the changing face of the city, we are still surrounded by old-time New York—it's just a matter of knowing where to look for it. Mitch Broder made the search for old, vintage New York—its restaurants, shops, delis, bars and more—his personal mission. Now he's written a book, Discovering Vintage New York, as a guide to your very own search for old New York! Find out where the classic New York experiences live on in the city of today! From the well-known (Katz's Deli, Caffe Reggio) to the obscure, you'll discover joys of vintage New York—in all its eccentricities, tastes, and charms! Moderated by award winning writer, essayist and commentator, Adam Gopnik! Read more about this recording from Colm Tóibín, part of 92Y Poetry's 75 at 75: Writers on Recordings: http://92yondemand.org/75-at-75-colm-toibin-on-elizabeth-bishop/
A special project for our anniversary season, "75 at 75" invites authors to listen to a recording from our vast archive and write a personal response. In most instances, these recordings are being made available to the general public for the very first time. Colm Tóibín on Elizabeth Bishop, Brian Boyd on Vladimir Nabokov, Rick Moody on W. G. Sebald, A. L. Kennedy on E. E. Cummings, Richard Ford on Eudora Welty, Cynthia Ozick on W. H. Auden, Donna Tartt on Carson McCullers, Maxine Hong Kingston on Grace Paley, Helen Vendler on Wallace Stevens, Yiyun Li on William Trevor and Tom Stoppard on Harold Pinter—these are just some of the exciting pairs of recording-responses coming to Poetry Center Online in the next year.
Elizabeth Kendall, author of Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer, looks into George Balanchine's family history, finding a volatile and occasionally privileged childhood.
Elizabeth Kendall is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School. The author of several books, she has also written for the New Yorker, Vogue, Ballet News, Dance Magazine, the New York Times, Elle, the New Republic and other journals.
Jennifer Egan's spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples, and Africa.