The 90-Second Morning Blast
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"Otello" + "Still A Brother" + "The New Moscow"

Things to do today include an excellent crop of viewable things!

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The Cult, "Vertigo," Wayne Koestenbaum, And Prokofiev + Tchaikovsky!

Oh what. Also doesn't this Prokofiev-Tchaikovsky opera double-header sound great? Tonight and tomorrow only.

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James Baldwin Docs, "E.T.," Brooklyn Comedy Fest, And More

If you're a person who does things there are things to do, including Adelle Waldman and co. at McNally Jackson, Cris Beam at The Strand, Mark Epstein at BookCourt—and "E.T." in Bryant Park and documentaries with James Baldwin at BAM. Also The Brooklyn Comedy Festival starts today if that's your bag.

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Kennedy, El-P, Patricia Engel, Ute Lemper

Patricia Engel at McNally Jackson, Susie Pak at Park Slope Community Bookstore, and Kennedy (yes the former MTV VJ) is with Rob Tannenbaum at the Bryant Park Reading Room at 12:30 p.m. today for lunchtime chat. El-P, Killer Mike, Kool AD and Despot are at Webster Hall! This is all on our radar today.

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14 Things To Do This Weekend

Let's make sandcastles and play in the park and go dancing at lunchtime! Oh and smash the state.

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Colson Whitehead, "Norma Rae," And A Warning About "National Underwear Day"

Here are a number of things to do and one not to do!

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Things To Do Tonight To Celebrate Anthony Weiner's Withdrawal (*Knock Wood*)

All the things you can do tonight! They include: Mike Doughty, Beth Orton, M. Ward, a night with Harper's Magazine, some book parties and readings, and, of course, the final closing party at Maxwell's over in Hoboken. Goodbye Maxwell's!

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There Is Nothing To Do Today

This is it, the null week of summer, the therapist's vacation, the day in which all goals are revealed to be empty, the end of meals and the endless snack, the day that reveals that the point is pointless. There is absolutely nothing to do and nowhere to go, so don't do anything. Buy yourself something pointless, like a sandwich or a pet or a trinket. Read half a book and then put it down forever. Certainly don't get dressed.

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Let's Talk About The Twitter IPO

Yeah there's stuff to do today…

but let's talk about this.

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18 Things To Do This Weekend

Many things to recommend! But most importantly: Today at BAM, the final screenings of Portrait of Jason. Cassie Raihl's show at Dodge, down on Rivington. And you really should consider Nerd Nite's weekend-long festival of lectures and oddities!

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It's All Readers Reading Things Tonight, So…

Not a lot of event diversity on Tuesdays in New York City! It's all about the literature tonight. (Spoiler, you can come see me read with a couple pals at a bar called 2A in the East Village apparently. You can also stay home and catch up on pirating Showtime!)

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"Beasts," Titus Andronicus, James Franco, Sarah McCarry, Ig Publishing

I bought my own mic! Here's things to do and be done to.

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15 Things To Do This Weekend

This weekend it's alllll kinds of weird. We recommend beaches. Ocean surface temperatures are well into the mid-70s in and around New York City. Do it.

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Beth Orton, "Breaking Bad," Mike Paterniti, Vijay Iyer, Rasputina, Richard Russo!

Nothing to do? Nowhere to go? HERE IS EVERYTHING.

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14 Things To Do This Weekend

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Tuesday Night Things To Do

Tonight: fun book shindig with Electric Literature, Emily Books and Atlas Review at Word in Greenpoint. More civil rights classics at BAM. Wayne Koestenbaum at Light Industry. Julianna Barwick does her thing at Judson Memorial Church. This is her thing:

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Samuel Delany, Wayne Koestenbaum and "Portrait of Jason"

Things to do today to make today the gayest day New York City has seen in years.

Portrait of Jason plays just today and tomorrow at BAM. Perhaps the most important documentary that you've never seen!

• It's Wayne Koestenbaum's book launch for My 1980's and Other Essays at 192 Books.

• Samuel Delany (!!!) makes an appearance at The Strand tonight, with illustrator Mia Wolff, for the republication of his graphic novel memoir of his relationship, Bread and Wine.

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Hiatus Kaiyote, Caleb Crain, "The Women," Ayana Mathis

Don't be afraid to make outdoor plans, it's only the littlest bit of rain.

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Tonight, In New York City…

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Sheila E! Tom Tom Club! Bryan Cranston! D'Angelo! Ladies Talking Sex!

This list of things to do today is extremely sensual!

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