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June 1, 2010

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Christopher HITCHENS
John WATERS in Bryant Park
Lena HERZOG
SOCCER

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
HITCH-22
FRIDAY, June 4th at 7PM in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street / Enter on 42nd Street

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Christopher Hitchens, tackling nearly everything with unmatched enthusiasm, erudition and, at times venom, has up to now barely touched upon one subject: his own life. After many years writing about world issues and traveling to some of the most dangerous places on the planet, comes his memoir Hitch-22. Though Hitchens can navigate any argument with great dexterity, his memoir focuses on those whom he has loved, those he has abhorred, and those who have helped shape him throughout his life. The memoir answers this question: How the hell did Christopher Hitchens become Christopher Hitchens?

JOHN WATERS
in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Role Models
Monday, June 7th at 8PM in BRYANT PARK, THE UPPER TERRACE
The Upper Terrace is located in Bryant Park directly behind the NYPL,
between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Seating opens to the public at 7:00PM on the Upper Terrace.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE SEATING

From the incomparable John Waters, comes a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich—and happily horrify readers everywhere. Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the American playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis—these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness.

LENA HERZOG
in conversation with LAWRENCE WESCHLER
LOST SOULS
TUESDAY, June 8th at 7PM in the South Court Auditorium of the NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street / Enter on Fifth Avenue

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Established in the early 18th century, Russia’s first Kunstkammer triggered a profound debate over religious and existential questions. The Orthodox Church, faced with a collection of Cyclopes, Siamese twins, and creatures that looked like lions or leprechauns, could not justify nature’s unsuccessful attempts at human life and deemed their souls lost: they could not go to heaven, hell or limbo–they were dead on arrival and had nowhere to go. Lena Herzog was granted access to the Wunderkammern around the world and has photographed the mysteries they contain with a sense of beauty, wonder and tenderness. Lost Souls records Lena Herzog’s journey into a world rarely seen by outsiders which includes oddities that have been closely guarded for centuries.

TALES FROM THE FIELD
An evening on the World Cup
TUESDAY, June 15th at 7PM in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street / Enter on 42nd Street

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LIVE from the NYPL presents an evening celebrating soccer in all its glory with special guests (and rival fans) from around the world including Author Franklin Foer (How Soccer Explains the World), continental philosopher Simon Critchley, film director Philippe Parreno (Zidane: 21st Century Portrait), actor, comedian and writer Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Football correspondent Michael Davies (ESPN), photographer Steven Pyke (New Yorker) and others.

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