Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Featuring Nick Flynn, Paul Lisicky, Hannah Beresford, Jodi M. Savage & Alisson Wood
We are thrilled to announce our September line-up, featuring Nick Flynn, Paul Lisicky, Hannah Beresford, Jodi Savage, and Alisson Wood. Our readings are always free and open to the public.
While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.
Candid, poignant – and at times darkly hilarious – Michael Ausiello’s SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words chronicles a fourteen-year love affair that culminated in a final year of illness, resilience, and, tragically, death.
Born soon after fascism was invented in the early 20th century, the anti-fascist movement — aka “antifa” — has a long, fascinating history that is surprisingly little known. As it makes a dramatic and widespread reappearance in Trump’s America, this book is both a rivetting history, and an accessible guide to methods used over the years to fight repressive demagogism.
In The Book of Separation, a moving memoir drawn from the author’s brave and widely-praised New York Times Opinionator essay about leaving the only life she’s ever known, Tova Mirvis chronicles her courageous journey of walking away from her marriage and her faith.
Book Launch: Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind by Jaime Lowe — in conversation w/ Caity Weaver
A riveting memoir and a fascinating investigation of the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium, an essential medication for millions of people struggling with bipolar disorder, stemming from Jaime Lowe’s sensational 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine: “I Don’t Believe in God, but I believe in Lithium: My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.”
Book Launch: Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz — Comics Slideshows w/ Liana Finck & Emily Flake
Three New Yorker cartoonists join us at POWERHOUSE to celebrate the launch of TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH.
Through “then and now” drawings and tales of New Yorkers past, TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH paints a raw, unconventional, and often hilarious portrait of New York in all its neurotic glory. It’s a New York you won’t find in any guidebook, one where the bustling bodegas, crumbling corners, and hideaway hotspots are not just part of its charm but integral to its character.
Slow cookers are a Pinterest staple and a nostalgic favorite, but traditional slow cooker food can be bland, overcooked, and underwhelming. Food writer Sarah DiGregorio has reinvented slow cooking for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor. Adventures in Slow Cooking takes a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
A bold and savvy new take on a body book, HELLOFLO: The Guide, Period., is The Care And Keeping Of You this generation needs.
Damaris Phillips is a Southern chef in love with an ethical vegetarian. Growing up, greens were made with pork, and it wasn’t Sunday without fried chicken. So she had to transform the way she cooks. Phillips shares 100 recipes that embody the modern Southern kitchen: food that retains all its historic comfort and flavor, but can now be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
powerHouse Book Launch: STREET: New York City – 70s, 80s, 90s by Carrie Boretz — in conversation w/ Mark Bussell
The photographs in Street were taken by Carrie Boretz in New York City from the mid 1970s through the 1990s. It is common knowledge that the city was on rocky ground for many of those years but these are not pictures filled with drama or strife. Instead Boretz was always more interested in the subtle and familiar moments of everyday life in the various neighborhoods where she lived, before much of the graffiti was scrubbed away and the city sanitized and reborn to what it has since become.
Book Launch & Panel: Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore by Freddy Alva — in conversation w/ Sacha Jenkins, EZEC, KR.ONE, JERE, & SMOG
Urban Styles, a unique tale of two very similar factions of subculture, is also a study in sociology and youth culture. It is a story about New York City and its boroughs; it is the preservation of a culture and a history many have dedicated their lives to, and it celebrates a time when the city was a wild playground for some of the art form’s greatest visionaries.
The Unquotable Trump is the hugest comic, truly a great comic. And this will be a big league event—not to be missed!
25% of net proceeds from The Unquotable Trump will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
From the break-out star of BuzzFeed and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “Whine About It” and “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from his life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities.
The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome” brings to life the story of Rome’s unrivaled domination of the known world and the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Republic.
Funeral Platter, Ames’s kaleidoscopic follow-up to his award-winning novel Buffalo Lockjaw, might be the literary offspring of Etgar Keret and Amelia Gray we did not know we wanted. Ames manages to locate humor everywhere—from the absurd rituals of courtship to the burdens of American manhood to the bizarre things we do out of familial love. Ames playfully ducks expectations offering a fun house world where your parents spend their retirement cheerfully caged and your sister cuddles up each night with the burnt log she named Marilyn.
Go Back to Where You Came From shows how even established, mature democracies are susceptible to majoritarianism and illiberalism. Unprecedented population shifts like the Syrian refugee crisis and extremist rhetoric about immigration could lead countries like the United States, France, and the Netherlands into a backslide — destroying protections for minorities, eroding government institutions, and a watering down rule of law.
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz’s L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home is both an escapist delight and easy to digest—a timeless Parisian story tempered by small, sardonic spoonfuls of reality.
Kristen Iskandrian’s stunning debut, MOTHEREST, is a vivid literary novel that redefines our notions of motherhood, family, and friendship.
Join POWERHOUSE as we launch Ross Simonini’s The Book of Formation, the stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality: about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity.