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Monday, October 16, 2006

Festivals I missed out on

Weekend before last (when the gang was here) the New Yorker held its annual "festival". I recently discovered that several of the events were taped, and can be viewed here. The Steve Martin/Roz Chast talk was one I might have signed up for. Chast, looking like a refugee from one of her own drawings, is charming, and it's good to hear Martin make the point that her work is literature as well as visual art as, indeed, it is. Worth watching, even though they mostly just look at a bunch of cartoons and read them aloud.

On a far more serious note, I also liked and learned from the discussion on the poorly titled (according to most of the panelists) "Islam and the West". The others I haven't watched yet.


Blogger ibby said...

"Festivals I missed out on" sounds like the title of a Roz Chast cartoon! Was that intentional? Funny.

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