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    Default The New Yorker Festival

    In the past three years, more than 40,000 people have taken part in The New Yorker's three-day cultural fest, celebrating the finest in the arts, music, fiction, poetry, journalism, and humor.
    This year's Festival offers an exciting new lineup of writers, artists, scholars, journalists, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, who will read, discuss, and perform their work. There will also be an extended series of Late Shift events, along with a new program of About Town excursions, "A Mighty Wind" concert, and Master Classes.

    You'll find the 2003 program schedule in the September 1st issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands August 25th.



    A Vision for Ground Zero
    Saturday, September 20, 2003
    10 A.M. to 12 noon. $100
    (Photo I.D. required for admission.)

    Daniel Libeskind will talk with Paul Goldberger about his plans for the World Trade Center site. Participants will be able to view the site with Mr. Libeskind from a strategic point overlooking Ground Zero. Brunch will follow.

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    The fifth annual New Yorker Festival, a weekend celebration of arts and ideas, returns October 1st through October 3rd, once again offering an eclectic lineup of readings, talks, discussions, and excursions with some of today’s most gifted and provocative writers, artists, filmmakers, actors, comedians, cartoonists, gourmands, journalists, and statesmen. This year’s Festival puts a special emphasis on politics and the extraordinary world events of the past year, with discussions ranging from prospects for peace in the Middle East to the race for President.

    You will find the 2004 program schedule in the September 13th issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands September 6th. Tickets to events may be purchased through Ticketmaster, beginning September 9th.

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    The sixth annual New Yorker Festival, a weekend celebration of arts and ideas, returns September 23rd through September 25th, once again offering an eclectic lineup of readings, musical perfomances, interviews, debates, and excursions around New York City.

    The Festival begins on Friday, September 23rd, with Fiction Night, a gathering of writers whose stories have been published in the magazine. Friday also features a New Yorker Town Hall Meeting, which focusses on the situation on Iraq, along with a special steak-house dinner with four poker champions. Saturday, September 24th, offers a full day of conversations with distinguished figures in the arts, sciences, and government and various panels on an array of subjects, including the role of the journalist as advocate; the ever more porous barrier between religion and politics; and the tradition of anarchy in animation. In the evening on Saturday, noted musicians, actors, and filmmakers will talk about their craft, and there will be several live perfomances. Finally, Sunday, Sepember 25th, offers master classes and events about town, including film screenings and excursions. The day concludes with a Humor Revue, an afternoon of readings by some of the magazine's finest comic voices.

    For details, please see the Festival schedule, listed on and in the August 29th issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands now.

    Tickets to all Festival events may be purchased on Thursday, August 25th, at 12 noon E.S.T. Tickets available online at, at all outlets, or by phone: call 1-877-391-0545.

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    Friday, 23 September 2005

    Fiction Night

    Mohammed Naseehu Ali and Jhumpa Lahiri
    7 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($15)

    David Bezmozgis and T. Coraghessan Boyle
    7 P.M. Newspace ($15)

    Michael Chabon and Stephen King
    7 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($15)

    Edwidge Danticat and E. L. Doctorow
    7 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($15)

    Chang-rae Lee and Lorrie Moore
    7 P.M. Satalla ($15)

    A. M. Homes and Jeffrey Eugenides
    9:30 P.M. Satalla ($15)

    Edward P. Jones and Marilynne Robinson
    9:30 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($15)

    Nicole Krauss and Ian McEwan
    9:30 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($15)

    Annie Proulx and Richard Ford
    9:30 P.M Newspace ($15)

    Zadie Smith and Jonathan Franzen
    9:30 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($15)

    Town Hall meeting on Iraq

    Jeffrey Goldberg, moderator, Robert Baer, Mark Danner, Douglas J. Feith, Kanan Makiya, George Packer, Rend al-Rahim and R. James Woolsey discuss the struggle for Iraq's future.
    7 P.M. Town Hall ($15)
    (Tickets are also available at the Town Hall box office.)

    Saturday, 24 September 2005

    Writers and their subjects

    Malcolm Gladwell on the American Obsession with Precociousness
    Learning quickly versus learning well.
    10 A.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

    William Finnegan and Raymond W. Kelly
    Defending New York City.
    1 P.M. Times Square Studios ($25)

    In conversation with

    Richard Dawkins interviewed by Henry Finder
    Disciple of Darwin.
    10 A.M. Ailey Studios ($25)

    Roger Angell and Ian Frazier interviewed by Mark Singer
    Writing your own life.
    1 P.M. Ailey Studios ($25)

    Mikhail Baryshnikov interviewed by Joan Acocella
    The lead dancer.
    1 P.M. 37 Arts ($25)

    John Updike interviewed by David Remnick
    A life in literature.
    4 P.M. Celeste Bartos Forum
    The New York Public Library ($25)


    When Reality Fails
    Fantasy and invention in fiction.
    Deborah Treisman, moderator. With Martin Amis, Judy Budnitz, A. M. Homes, Stephen King, and George Saunders.
    10 A.M. Celeste Bartos Forum
    The New York Public Library ($25)

    Advocacy Journalism
    Reporting on what you care about.
    Nicholas Lemann, moderator. With Christiane Amanpour, Jon Lee Anderson, Katherine Boo, and Rich Lowry.
    10 A.M. Florence Gould Hall
    French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

    Religion and Politics
    Separate but equal?
    Peter J. Boyer, moderator. With Stephen L. Carter, Roberta Combs, Susan Jacoby, and Jim Towey.
    1 P.M. Celeste Bartos Forum
    The New York Public Library ($25)

    Anarchy and Animation
    Cartoon chaos theory.
    Tad Friend, moderator. With Brad Bird, Matt Maiellaro, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Dave Willis.
    1 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

    Rereading W. H. Auden
    Adam Gopnik, moderator. With Hilton Als, J. D. McClatchy, Ian McEwan, Louis Menand, Katha Pollitt, Craig Raine, Mark Strand, and Helen Vendler.
    4 P.M. Florence Gould Hall
    French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

    Stage to Studio
    When performers produce.
    Sasha Frere-Jones, moderator. With Steve Albini, Ani DiFranco, Ric Ocasek, and the RZA.
    4 P.M. Times Square Studios ($25)

    Generation X Fashion
    Young American designers.
    Judith Thurman, moderator. With Alice Roi, Behnaz Sarafpour, and Tara Subkoff.
    4 P.M. Ailey Studios ($25)

    Early Shift

    Noah Baumbach and Laura Linney talk with Susan Morrison
    How I made my movie.
    7 P.M. Pavilion Park Slope ($20)
    (Please note: Extended film clips from “The Squid and the Whale” will be shown.)

    Tracy Chapman talks with Dana Goodyear: A Conversation with Music
    Songs of love and social justice.
    7 P.M. Satalla ($35)

    Tony Ellis, Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick, and Charles Wood talk with Steve Martin: A Conversation with Music
    The great American banjo.
    7 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($35)

    Edie Falco talks with Jeffrey Toobin
    One tough cookie.
    7 P.M. Coda ($35)
    (Please note: You must be 21 to be admitted to evening events at this venue.)

    Sonny Rollins talks with Stanley Crouch
    Jazz master.
    7 P.M. Ailey Studios ($35)
    (Please note: This event does not feature musical performance.)

    Sleater-Kinney talk with James Surowiecki: A Conversation with Music
    The power of three.
    7 P.M. Newspace ($35)

    Late Shift

    Ricky Gervais talks with Nancy Franklin
    Office worker.
    10 P.M. Coda ($35)
    (Please note: You must be 21 to be admitted to evening events at this venue.)

    The Roots talk with Malcolm Gladwell: A Conversation with Music
    Grassroots hip-hop.
    10 P.M. Newspace ($35)

    Gillian Welch talk with Alec Wilkinson: A Conversation with Music
    New-country minstrels.
    10 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($35)

    Rufus Wainwright talks with Andy Young: A Conversation with Music
    Heart on his sleeve.
    10 P.M. Satalla ($35)

    Mike White talks with Cressida Leyshon
    Schoolhouse rock.
    10 P.M. Film Forum ($20)
    (Please note: Tickets to this event are $20. Net proceeds from this event will benefit Film Forum's endowment campaign.)

    Sunday, 25 September 2005

    About town

    Secrets of a Hash Slinger
    Joel Eckerson and Scott Gutstein will talk with Burkhard Bilger about the life of the short-order cook on the Las Vegas Strip. Breakfast, prepared by Mr. Eckerson, will be served.
    11 A.M. Galaxy Global Eatery ($40)

    Come Hungry
    Calvin Trillin returns to the streets of Chinatown for his fourth annual gastronomic walking tour, which will conclude with a dim-sum feast.
    11 A.M. ($90)
    (The starting point will be indicated on the tickets.)

    Sunday Family Movie: “Wallace & Gromit—The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”
    The New Yorker presents a special preview screening of DreamWorks Animation SKG and Aardman Features’ “Wallace & Gromit—The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” A discussion between Nick Park and Hendrik Hertzberg will follow.
    1 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($5)

    Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk: A Salute to the Three Stooges
    A Sunday brunch accompanied by clips from classic Three Stooges episodes and a discussion moderated by Adam Green. With Fred Armisen, Mike Cerrone, Gilbert Gottfried, and John Landis.
    2 P.M. Gallagher’s Steak House ($45)

    Sunday Matinée with David Denby
    A screening of the 1949 film-noir classic “The Third Man.” A discussion with David Denby will follow.
    4 P.M. Directors Guild of America
    (FREE EVENT; first come, first seated.)

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