Dear New York readers, we have a great series of n+1-related events coming up this weekend and early next week, and hope you can join us for at least one of them. And please stay tuned for announcements about our Issue 11 reading and launch party.
Sunday, March 20, 12 PM: “What Are Cities Good For?: Gentrification and the Future of Urban Life.” Come to Left Forum to hear Neil Smith (professor of anthropology, CUNY), Elizabeth Gumport (n+1 assistant editor), and Nikil Saval (n+1 associate editor) discuss the death and life of gentrification in American cities. What vision of city life has gentrification given us? What, if anything, can we propose instead? Left Forum registration required.
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 PM: “Sex Work and the New School Student,” co-sponsored by n+1. Join moderator Jennifer Baumgardner (author of Look Both Ways and founder of the I Had an Abortion Project) for a panel featuring writers Audacia Ray (Waking Vixen blogger), Melissa Petro (the “Hooker Teacher” in question), Niesha Davis (a current New School student), and Melissa Febos (the author of Whip Smart). The panelists, along with leading advocacy groups, will discuss media, feminism, and why an open conversation about sex work is critical now.
Tuesday, March 22, 7 PM: “Film Night with J. Hoberman and A. S. Hamrah.” Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman and n+1 film critic A. S. Hamrah read from recent work. Hoberman will read for the first installment of a projected three-volume chronicle of American films during the cold war.