Four Writers on the Future of Books

February 15th, 2011
On Saturday Feb. 12, at Powerhouse Books, the cavernous store and publishing house located under the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, four writers were sitting on a ...

A Christmas Carol, New York-Style

A marathon reading at Housing Works Bookstore boasted 30 big-name writers and actors, but how did they stack up against Boz himself?
December 21st, 2010
Sam Lipsyte, the novelist whose literary satire has been celebrated for making misery hilarious, was the first to channel Scrooge. “Bah, humbug,” he said in a low, ...

Esopus: Not Another Art Mag

Editor Tod Lippy on ad-free publishing, the role of art jargon, and why avant garde often equals boring
November 15th, 2010
I met Tod Lippy last winter, right as I was starting to report on the art beat for the New York Observer. An artist I’d met recently put me in touch with him because she ...