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The Great Gatsby: A Tale of New York City

Great Gatsby Book cover

Thanks to the new Great Gatsby movie, all things Gatsby have taken over New York. But The Great Gatsby was a New York Tale long before Baz Luhrmann reworked F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece for the screen. (In fact, Gatz, a minimalist, theatrical 6.5-hour reading of the entire novel, sold out its run of performances… twice). What is it about […]

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Edgar Allan Poe, Master of Macabre…and New Yorker

Edgar Allen Poe Brady portrait

Edgar Allan Poe wasn’t just a poet and writer of macabre masterpieces: He also was a New Yorker! Known as America’s first great lyric poet, Poe is often associated with Richmond, Virginia and Baltimore. But he moved to New York City at 22, eager to make his fortune. And the city became the home of […]

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Dickens Does NYC

It’s your last chance to catch the Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibit, “Charles Dickens at 200,” celebrating the bicentennial of the great writer’s birth.  The Morgan’s collection of Dickens manuscripts and letters is the largest in the U.S. (second largest in the world), and this exhibit features manuscripts (including originals of A Christmas Carol and […]

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