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Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson with Jon Caramanica and special guests Alex Roy and Amy Bailey

Book Launch: Fear and Clothing by Cintra Wilson with Jon Caramanica and special guests Alex Roy and Amy Bailey

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In an age of mass-produced clothing and style dictated by celebrities and bloggers, what does the outfit we choose to wear in the morning say about us? To former New York Times fashion critic Cintra Wilson, fashion determines destiny.

Book Launch: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton with Simon Critchley

Book Launch: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton with Simon Critchley

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When US Army private Roy Scranton returned home from Iraq, he was confronted with calamities that heralded a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: the shock of global warming.  In this response to climate change, Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world.

Book Launch: Class War by Megan Erickson with Brian Jones and Bhaskar Sunkara

Book Launch: Class War by Megan Erickson with Brian Jones and Bhaskar Sunkara

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Drawing from Erickson’s own experience as a teacher in the New York City school system, Class War shows how education has been transformed into a competitive “hunger games” for the resources and social connections required for economic success.

Book Launch: Husky by Justin Sayre in conversation with Tyler Coates

Book Launch: Husky by Justin Sayre in conversation with Tyler Coates

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In this coming of age story twelve-year-old Davis confronts rising questions about his sexuality, and learns to see himself outside of the predominant adjective his peers use to describe him: husky.

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict in conversation with contributors Suleika Jaouad, Siri Hustvedt, Emma Gilbey Keller, Anne Kreamer and Rosie Schaap

Book Launch: Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict in conversation with contributors Suleika Jaouad, Siri Hustvedt, Emma Gilbey Keller, Anne Kreamer and Rosie Schaap

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A dynamite cast of women writers candidly share the stories of their lives through the hair on their heads. Representing women from all walks of life, these essays show just how tightly our identities are tied up in our tresses.

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THE POWERHOUSE ARENA — a laboratory for creative thought.

Home to world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood.