July 2012

American Poets take Paris

by HRM on July 11, 2012

The following is a transcription from the Q-and-A session from the “Acclaimed American Poets” event, this past Monday at Shakespeare and Company. Catherine Barnett, Matthew Rohrer, and Deborah Landau read from their new or recent collections, respectively The Game of Boxes, Destroyer and Preserver, and The Last Usable Hour.


This isn’t Proust

by HRM on July 5, 2012

On Monday, June 26th, Lydia Davis visited Shakespeare and Co. She read a sampling of recent work, stories which varied in both topic and length, some no more than a few sentences long. As always, we found her prose to be tonic: humorous in its absurdity, melancholy in situation.


Shopping for friends

by HRM on July 3, 2012

The show is about making friends. Everyone can relate to this. In Berlin, people are always coming and going – one day you’ll have a solid crew of amigos and the next, everyone will have ventured back to their respective corners of the globe.


Un Samedi

by HRM on July 2, 2012

Two artists, one subject. Bernadette Kelly paints Diane while Kit Brown photographs her; Sam Gordon and Ambarish Manepalli film them at work in the studio. Like jazz, the artists riff off one another.


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