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photography… A barrel of laughs it's not. But the new photography book Architecture of Authority, collected work of Richard Ross, certainly captures the zeitgeist. Ross seems to have been able to get images from every fraught environment imaginable, including an interrogation room at Guantanamo, cells at Abu Ghraib, a confessional, and the Iraqi National Assembly Hall. Extremely compelling stuff. Mr. Ross will be giving a talk and signing books on Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm, at Aperture, 547 W. 27th [10th/11th] 212.505.5555, which published the book.


indie rock… Saturday: Check out the uplifting electro of Ulrich Schnauss at Joe's Pub. Saturday: Les Savy Fav and Parts & Labor bring awesome noise-pop to Bowery Ballroom. Just Announced…11/16: The Polyphonic Spree. 11/19: The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova and music from "Once"). 12/1 & 12/2: Mudhoney. And check out Oh My Rockness' just-launched, free service called My Rockness that allows users to track their favorite bands and shows.

film… The motto of the A/V Geeks is Have 18,000 films, Will Travel. That tells you all you need to know. They'll be in town at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. [2nd St] 212.505.5181, tomorrow night, 8pm, with movies about nutrition: "The Man Who Missed Breakfast," "Your Daily Bread," and other tasty treats. $8


comedy… This Monday, 8pm, Tell Your Friends, the popular comedy night in its second year at Lolita, 266 Broome [Allen] 212.966.7223, has a lineup that includes The Daily Show's John Oliver, Tom Shillue, and Liam McEneaney. $5.


art… On now at Nicole Klagsbrun, 526 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.243.3335, Dutch artist Peter Schuyff's surreal treatments of found works. They're witty, not jokey and can stand up to further reflection.


books… Tonight at 7pm, Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk will read from Other Colors: Essays and a Story at Barnes & Noble Union Square.


event… Stock up on your Great White Way memorabilia at this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. All proceeds go to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.




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