Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
When: December 1st at 6pm
Where: 60, Greene street at Molteni & C Dada
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Author and Temple University Professor Bryant Simon will be spending an evening at the Waverly Place Joe, on November 19th at 8pm, speaking about his new book about Starbucks, Everything But The Coffee.
Everything But The Coffee casts a fresh eye on the world's most famous coffee company and looks beyond baristas, movie cameos, and Paul McCartney CDs to understand what Starbucks can tell us about America. Bryant Simon spent five years visiting hundreds of Starbucks around the world to ask, why did Starbucks take hold so quickly with consumers? What did it seem to provide over and above a decent cup of coffee? Why at the moment of Starbucks' profit-generating peak did the company lose its way, leaving observers baffled about how it might regain its customers and its cultural significance? Everything But The Coffee is the first book about Starbucks that probes the company's psychological, emotional, political, and sociological power to discover how Starbucks' explosive success and rapid deflation exemplify American culture at this historical moment. Most importantly, it shows that Starbucks speaks to a deeply felt American need for predictability and class standing, community and authenticity, revealing that Starbucks' appeal lies not in the product it sells but in the easily consumed identity it offers.
When: November 19th at 8pm
Where: 141 Waverly Place store
There will be free drip coffee as well.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Coffee, Past and Future
at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street
with historian Steven Jaffe and David Latourell of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:00pm - 4:30pm
tickets: $25 advance, $35 at the door
New Amsterdam Market has begun to include coffee purveyors in its roster of vendors; the November 22 market will include Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, with more to follow in December. The market runs from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 22; at 3:00pm, you can also experience the season’s best offerings from the Intelligentsia coffee line-up while David Latourell discusses tasting terminology, processing, and the emerging practice of direct-sourcing. This event will be held in the hidden attic spaces of Schermerhorn Row, once occupied by J.P. Bennett and Co., a leading coffee roaster and retailer in the late 19th century - when 80 percent of the coffee consumed by Americans arrived via New York’s East River port. Noted historian Steven H. Jaffe will round out the afternoon with a brief overview of the coffee trade and its relation to the Seaport. Leave with a light buzz and half a pound of your favorite roast.
The South Street Seaport Museum generously donated the venue for this event.TO PURCHASE TICKETS https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89868
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Paragraph is proud to host a reading with two of the most innovative writers of our time. Please join in welcoming Hannah Tinti and Lynne Tillman as they share their work at the home of our next-door neighbor, the lovely and gracious CLAY Health Club and Spa. A wine and cheese reception will follow at Paragraph.
Hannah Tinti is co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Story magazine, for which she won the 2009 PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing. Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her first novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award, and winner of the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize.
Lynne Tillman wrote the novels American Genius, A Comedy; Haunted Houses; Motion Sickness; Cast in Doubt and No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Tillman has published three nonfiction books, including The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965-67, and three story collections, most recently This Is Not It, stories and novellas written in response to the work of 22 contemporary artists. Her fiction has been included in numerous anthologies. In 2006 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
When: Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Where: Clay Spa, 25 West 14th Street
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Join to celebrate the launch of MUSIC + TRAVEL WORLDWIDE, this Wednesday, November 4th at Von @ Bleecker Street from 6pm.
This new guidebook published from Museyon Guides, combines the love of music with twelve international destinations. MUSIC + TRAVEL WORLDWIDE travels readers from Paris, where Muslim identity meets hip-hop beats to Chicago where they trace the history of jazz from its 1920s heyday through its recent revival, then flies them to Buenos Aires to experience the evolution of cumbia from the streets to the mainstream clubs (and many more cities around the globe!).
So, if you are looking for a travel guide with a crash-course in world music, meticulously searched, with music sidebars and 246 full-color photos, this is for you!