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books… Of the books we read last year, none moved us more than What Is the What, by Dave Eggers, on the life of Valentino Achak Deng — one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Valentino (readers of the book may think of him as Achak, but he uses Valentino these days) will be at McNally-Robinson Booksellers, 50 Prince [Laf/Mulberry] 212.274.1160, on Saturday, 7pm.

indie rock… Thursday: Hot Chip rock the laid-back electro-pop at Webster Hall. Sunday: John Vanderslice brings his enchantingly lyrical guitar-driven pop songs to Union Hall. Just announced…5/30: !!! (chk chk chk). 6/11: Feist. 6/30: Morrissey

out of town… Up in the Catskills, Kate Pierson, of the B-52's, has the coolest motel for those of you into mid-century modern/space age design. It's called Lazy Meadow, it's located in Mt. Tremper, NY, near Woodstock.

theater… Audiences are raving about Coram Boy, the story of two orphans in 18th century England that has all the richness and sweep of a great novel.

architecture… Tonight, 7pm, at 26 Wall Street — Federal Hall National Memorial — architectural preservationist Mary Dierickx will talk on Forgotten Splendor: Restoring Downtown's Historic Architecture. Details

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