tv ‣ Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyou is the riveting true story of biotech Theranos and its grifter automaton founder Elizabeth Holmes. And to add more disturbing dimensions to the tale, Alex Gibney's documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is now on HBO.
books ‣ Just announced winners of the National Book Critics Circle:
Fiction: Milkman by Anna Burns (also winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize)
General Nonfiction: Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll
Autobiography: Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug
Biography: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos
Criticism: Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
Poetry: The Carrying: Poems by Ada Limøn
John Leonard Prize (best first book): There There by Tommy Orange
music ‣ Classical composer Ludovico Einaudi has released the first of his 7-part album Seven Days Walking, based on his walks through the Swiss Alps. He performs June 4 at Carnegie Hall. You can listen to a preview of Seven Days Walking / Day 1: Cold Wind Var. 1 here.
theater ‣ At The Vineyard Theatre, Do You Feel Anger, a new play by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, has this as its perfect elevator pitch: a woman is hired as an empathy coach at a debt-collection agency.
talk ‣ The National Lighthouse Museum promises an "armchair cruise" with your captain, historian, and librarian Andrew Wilson as he navigates The Lost Lighthouses of New York Harbor. Thursday, April 4, 6:30pm, at the museum on Staten Island, $10.
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri thru sun: bach is back! take off your headphones and enjoy bach in the subways, an annual series of free underground performances celebrating the composer's birthday. various locations.
fri thru sun: stock your craft box with gems and jewels from 50 vendors at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $5 admission.
fri thru 4/7 (thurs-sun): czechoslovak-american marionette theatre performs a non-traditional restaging of johannes dokchtor faust at theater for the new city (east village). $15-$18.
fri + sat 9pm: brooklyn academy of music's bamcafé live performance series features moonchild sanelly (fri) and alsarah + the nubatones (sat), as part of okayafrica's 100 women initiative. bamcafé (fort greene), free.
sat 2pm: miss piggy: a sow is born: in honor of the 45th anniversary of her first television appearances, craig shemin, president of the jim henson legacy, presents an encore compilation highlighting miss piggy's evolution from chorus pig to superstar. museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum.
sat 3pm: carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at venues around nyc throughout the season. today: mezzo-soprano siena licht miller and pianist cameron richardson-eames perform brahms, rossini, ives, bolcom, and more at st. michael's church (manhattan valley).