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Today: Carla Peterson, Black Gotham

  Tuesday, March 22, 5pm: A lecture celebrating the publication of Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City, by Carla Peterson, Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Co-sponsored by the...

Historical Fiction

This summer’s New York novels to date — the books, that is, I’ve consumed on my vacation: Richard Price’s Lush Life, Don DeLillo’s Falling Man, Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, and about half of Kevin Baker’s Dreamland. All...