In anticipation of the Marathon Reading of Frederic Tuten’s The Adventures of Mao on the Long March at The Jane Hotel, Google Places is offering guests a chance to win a sweet NYC Lit/Tech Lover’s Prize Package!
On December 4, 2011, The New Inquiry, BOMB Magazine, and ForYourArt will host a marathon reading of Frederic Tuten’s visionary first novel The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, originally published in 1971. This five-hour marathon event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Google Places NYC, who will be offering guests a chance to win some super-cool items:
Google Places is the new personalized local recommendation engine powered by the reviews of users and their friends. Google Places wants to offer guests the opportunity to win this amazing prize package, and in return ask you to share your opinions about your favorite places in New York City. For more information on how to win, check the website here.
BOMB celebrated the launch of Issue #116 in style last month at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. Check out all of the fantastic press, photos, and video highlights from the evening right here.
Thanks to everyone who attended BOMB’s Launch Party for our Summer Issue #116 at powerHouse Arena last month. It was a very cool night all around (by late July standards) down by the DUMBO waterfront. The joint was packed, and we overheard on Twitter that we drew the “absolutely best dressed crowd” (thanks, Courtney Maum). Guests sipped delicate glasses of white wine and handled perspiring bottles of beer, generously donated by Brooklyn Brewery and served by BOMB’s dedicated interns, while pondering readings by Nicholas Elliott, Simon Van Booy, and Sarah V. Schweig.
We’re all still recovering from our 30th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction two weeks ago. There was so much good will, so much fantastic press, we just had to share all the toasts, photos, videos and more with you, our loyal readers. See you next year!
This star-studded event drew art-world, film, fashion, and literary celebrities from all over, and attracted some equally diverse media coverage, including The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Electric Literature, Art Observed. And don’t miss the photos slideshow over at Paper Mag, or the Chance TV segment online.
Listen to their toasts below, or check out a transcript of the night here.