April 22, 2010




Ribbed, for your listening pleasure:

Joshua Harmon & Marjorie Milligan

Saturday, April the 24th, 6 in the gloaming

Snacks & drinks provided by the management.

April 17, 2010



Taffy Hips #7, unleashed at Ada Books, Wednesday, April 21st, from 7pm till 10 or so.

April 7, 2010


Friday, April 16th, 7pm

3 poets from The Corresponding Society

Robert Snyderman, Christopher Sweeney & Lonely Christopher

And very special guest: Karen Lepri

You'll join us, won't you?

P.S. There will be drinks!

April 1, 2010



Loads of new magazines have come in recently including Hi Fructose, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art Works, Cabinet, CMYK, Frieze, Giant Robot, Print, The Believer, Book Forum, The New York Review of Books, Oxford American, & VQR. Plus all the weekly-newsies like The Nation, The Economist, The New Yorker & probably a many others that I can't even remember right now. They're just itching for you to hem 'n' haw over them.

March 25, 2010


Eugene Delacroix, Arabs Traveling, 1855. Photography by Erik Gould, courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.


The RISD Museum
Paintings and Pages: A Gallery Book Group
Thursdays April 15, May 20, + June 17, 5:30–7pm
Balzac and Manet, Byron and Delacroix, Thackeray and Firth. Make connections between great novels and stunning paintings in this gallery book group. To prepare for each monthly session, participants read an assigned text, then explore the intersections of novels and paintings in lively discussions led by Brown professor Rhoda Flaxman. We will discuss not only similarities and differences in content (what is being depicted), but also in form (how it is being expressed). Members, $120; non-members, $200; fee does not include books. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Contact Deb Clemons at 401 454-6530 or dclemons@risd.edu. www.risdmuseum.org

March 9, 2010



On Saturday, March 20th, at 6pm, witness the living poems of Mary Wilson & Kevin Varrone




Plus: The Punchbuggy Tour! Liz Baillie, Ken Dahl & MK Reed strum their ukuleles while reading aloud from their comics. There'll be snackables and drinkables and digital slideshows. Also: lots o' laffs! Wednesday, March 24, 7pm

February 26, 2010

The Redcoats is coming!





Ryan Murphy will be reading from his newest book of poetry, The Redcoats, on Saturday, March 6th, 6pm. Sommer Browning will also be there, reading from her Vale Tudo and others, but Vale Tudo doesn't lend itself to the cute and corny (although you can anagram it into "ovulated" if you are so inclined). The usual snacks and drinks will be at your disposal.