arts 10.7.08

Revenge of the Book Eaters

Set the DVR, tear yourself away from the town hall-style debate tonight. and head to our own Town Hall, 8pm, for the annual benefit Revenge of the Book Eaters.

Who benefits? First of all, you do. The lineup includes laughs courtesy of John Oliver, a musical appearance by Paul Simon, a new play by Jonathan Franzen read by Patrica Clarkson, Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, and Tunde Adebimpe (lead singer of TV on the Radio). New songs by Department of Eagles (who are members of Grizzly Bear). A story from Ira Glass. And a charm offensive by Dave Eggers, whose nonprofit writing lab for kids, 826NYC, also benefits.

As of this morning, there were still a few tickets ($100) left.

"I'm sure that my political obituary will always have something about the Keating Five in it. I don't see how that could be avoided."
— John McCain, 1991


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