Pull up a chair and let’s see the latest bits of foolishness Time Out New York (TONY) serves up this week. As always, TONY does not disappoint – the magazine remains a perfect bellwether of our cultural decay.
Page 44 (in the Best by Day section) promises Naked Girls Reading Presents Naked Girls Eating. There “the in-the-buff bookworms Nasty Canasta, Darlinda Just Darlinda, the Naked Librarian and Legs Malone whet the appetite with selections from their favorite culinary writers. Grab a Food Porn cocktail ….” Emily Dickinson fans beware!
Page 57 (in the Books section!) includes a notice for Derangement of the Senses. At this event “Kevin Carter amps up the standard reading format with multimedia performances from writers, and lit-minded burlesque dancers accompanied by an electronic laser harp.” Too bad Somerset Maugham is dead … I hear he was a great little dancer.
The Theater section on page 108 lists my favorite of the week: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. It is described thus: “in his latest solo show, slacker comedian Mike Birbiglia shares stories about love, loss and vomit in a stoner’s drawl.” I suppose you can’t keep a good man down.
More next week!