Posts Tagged ‘George Saunders’

ToDo ToDay: George Saunders, Xmas Shopping, and Man in a Case

When George Saunders’ Tenth of December was first published, the New York Times Magazine declared it "the best book you’ll read this year." That's a bold assessment for a collection that came out in January. Saunders accepts the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story tonight. Read more >>> George Saunders speaks at 7:30 p.m. at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Los Texmaniacs! Ambar Opens!

While most people might associate “dance music” with throbbing electronic beats, for others it brings to mind acts like San Antonio conjunto band Los Texmaniacs, whose bouncy rhythms have been making couples twirl on roadhouse floors for 16 years. Started in 1997 by onetime Texas Tornados member Max Baca, this South Texas unit is known [...]

Tonight in Readings: Susan Orlean at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Susan Orlean may be the most popular female nonfiction writer alive, and she’s the last of a dying breed. And unlike, say, the Beltway’s ever-expanding cast of child pundits, Orlean has earned her celebrity. Any given piece of hers, regardless of the subject matter, is readable all the way through, chock full of gloriously small [...]