What are the best literary Halloween costumes? I’m attending a Halloween party and I’d like to win the prize. I am a female and not tall. Should I dress up as Dorothy Parker, Virginia Woolf (for which I will have pockets full of stones), or Allen Ginsberg?
Virginia Woolf’s a great idea—but you’ll want to invest in some hollow rocks, the kind they used to sell for hiding housekeys in. Or maybe ball up some newspaper?
This Halloween, I was thinking of dressing up as Tom Wolfe, but then I looked in my closet and realized I already own a loden-green moleskin blazer, khakis, and a pair of flip-flops—so I might as well just walk around telling everyone I’m the New Tom Wolfe. Problem solved.
If you don’t get the print version of the New York Times, here’s a view of the front page of today’s Arts section with a story on literary lions, many who are appearing at 92Y this fall, including Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Bob Woodward and Jeffrey Toobin.
And if you turn a couple pages, you’ll see a full-page ad announcing our new season of talks, readings and concerts. Big names like Geoffrey Rush (tonight!), Stephen Colbert, Jack Black, Alicia Keys, Diane von Furstenberg, Cyndi Lauper, Wyclef Jean, Lang Lang, András Schiff and much more. Many events have discounted pricing for anyone 35 and under.