News & Announcements

UPDATE (12:44 AM): Crisis averted: tonight at the General Assembly, the working group of drummers, Pulse, in a spirit of conciliation and generosity, brought forward a proposal to limit their drumming from 12 to 2 and 4 to 6 PM only. More…

With the help of Astra Taylor (Examined Life; Zizek!) and Sarah Leonard of Dissent, we’ve put together a history, both personal and documentary, and the beginning of an analysis of the first month of the occupation. More…

At 7 PM next Wednesday, October 26 at Fordham, n+1 contributors J. D. Daniels and Helen DeWitt talk frankly about regrets they have (or don’t have) about college-—what they wish they had read or not read, listened to or not listened to, thought or not thought, been or not been. More…

We’ve been watching the growing Occupy movements, first in New York City, then across the country and the world with awe, excitement, a dose of skepticism, and then once more with awe. n+1 and several talented associates have put together a quick history, analysis, and documentation of OWS. Now we just need to publish it. More…

Over at National Review Online, my friend Reihan Salam has a post up critiquing my recent piece on Occupy Wall Street. In it, Reihan suggests that the Occupation is a familiar caricature of an American left-wing movement. More…

SPREAD THE WORD: (Substantiated call) ALL CALL FOR #OWS EVICTION DEFENSE SUPPORT FRIDAY 6AM. City is coming with sanitation crew to clean the park, requiring us to leave. We can come back provided we abide by the (public) park “owner’s” rules. More…

We’re pleased to announce that Chad Harbach has readings and events for his novel, The Art of Fielding, across the country this month, and more to come in November. More…

Join our contingent as part of the march against corporate greed and the big banks organized by the Transit Workers Union in support of Occupy Wall Street. More…

New York readers, please join us this Tuesday for a conversation with Stéphane Hessel, author of Indignez-vouz!, or Time for Outrage, moderated by Associate Editor Nikil Saval and sponsored by the Columbia University French House. More…

We look forward to attending the Brooklyn Book Festival at Cadman Plaza in downtown Brooklyn this Sunday. Please come visit us at Table 66! More…

My reference to Zizek’s “predictable” Hegelianism wasn’t an attack on Zizek, let alone Hegel. My point was that referencing Hegel in that paragraph in the London Review of Books was unnecessary. More…

I was taken aback by the dismissive allusion to Zizek and his supposedly slightly predictable Hegelianism. Whether one likes Zizek’s writings or not, this sort of jibe strikes me as profoundly unhelpful. More…

We’re looking forward to several events in the coming weeks for Issue 12 and Chad Harbach’s novel, The Art of Fielding. Details are as follows. More…

Bang out a few details about yourself and what you’re looking for and send them to personals@nplusonemag.com. The posts will be kept anonymous. More…

New York readers, join us to celebrate the launch of Issue 12 at 8 PM on Friday, August 26th at 160 Water Street in Brooklyn. As always, it’s free for subscribers at the door. More…

This Thursday, August 11, Elizabeth Gumport and Dayna Tortorici left Brooklyn and returned approximately twelve hours later with many thousands of issues—and the most extensive report on the trip to and from Sheridan, Pennsylvania that we have ever received. More…

We sent Issue 12, “Conversion Experience,” to the printer last week, and it returns in its corporeal form on Thursday, August 11. Subscribe now to receive a copy just as soon as we have them. If you would like to write about the issue or any of its contents and need materials in advance, please let us know. More…

Good news: the n+1 podcast is now available on iTunes for your listening pleasure. Subscribe and stay tuned for conversations with novelists Sam Lipsyte and Jo Ann Beard, a jam-packed Issue 12 episode, and much more to come. More…

Three weeks ago, we removed Issue 10 from our online store at the request of one of the issue’s featured authors, Siddhartha Deb. The subject of Deb’s article “Gatsby in New Delhi,” Arindam Chaudhuri, had filed suit for defamation after a version of the article was reprinted in the Indian monthly The Caravan. More…

We’re pleased to announce that after months of being sold out, our small book What Was the Hipster? is back at the office and ready to ship. Order a copy with a subscription today, just in time for Issue 12, coming in August. More…

We’ve been reading commentary online (most notably by Paul Krugman) comparing Greece’s possible default to Argentina’s default in 2001. For anyone interested in a debt crisis and its possible aftermath, Benjamin Kunkel’s article on post-crisis Argentina is worth revisiting. More…

A letter from Jesse Ruddock in response to our Stanley Cup coverage: “The Allaire pedagogy is not The Nothing—devourer of the collective goaltending imagination. There is no such thing as a certified butterfly goaltending instructor. This isn’t Bikram Yoga.” More…

We congratulate editor Marco Roth on winning the 2011 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism. New York area readers are invited to join us and fellow prize-winner Lila Azam Zanganeh at 7 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Center for Fiction (17 E. 47th St.) for a discussion of the future of criticism, to be followed by drinks. More…

A letter from Alexander Cockburn and reply by Wes Enzinna. “We have here the utterly conventional reduction of a left-wing writer.” “Would that it weren’t the case, but John was as marginal as they come.” More…

Dear Online Readers, Editor Chad Harbach recently came to the office with what we believe is the last unclaimed classic black-and-white n+1 tote bag. Subscribe by 1 PM EST on Friday, and we will place a piece of paper with your name on it inside this tote bag and conduct a raffle in which you could win the tote bag itself. More…

Summer has arrived at the n+1 office. Our spring interns have been joined by a new summer crop; the battle for the @nplusinterns Twitter starts now. More…

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new store, designed by Durable Goods (also the creators of our beloved website). In addition to being much better-looking than the old one, the new store offers a lot of great new ways to read the magazine. More…

We proudly released Issue 11: Dual Power last month. But there would be no “Horseshit” to share with you if we hadn’t given away a few pieces online. More…

It’s an exciting time at the n+1 office. We’re starting work on Issue 12, and we’re also about to make our first ten issues much more accessible to new readers. More…

We’re pleased to announce that our friends at the Villa Gillet have returned for the second season of Walls and Bridges, starting with a panel on “What is Engagement Today?” More…

An n+1 delegation was present at the AFL-CIO rally on Wall Street yesterday. Afterward, Astra Taylor sent the group the following quotation from Rebecca Solnit’s “Acts of Hope.” More…

“History will have to record,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” More…

New York readers, the Issue 11 launch party is on for this Saturday, at the Recess Activities downtown storefront gallery space. More…

Advanced interns Cory Merrill and Ian Epstein set off this morning from a Brooklyn U-Haul rental for Hanover, Pennsylvania, where 7,500 issues await them. More…

The new issue is arriving from Sheridan, PA next Wednesday, and we’re celebrating with a reading at McNally Jackson in Soho the following night. More…

New York readers, we have a great series of n+1-related events coming up this weekend and early next week, and hope you can join us for at least one of them. And please stay tuned for announcements about our Issue 11 reading and launch party. More…

The issue features debut fiction by an astoundingly good young writer, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Emily Witt’s investigation into the cult of Cambridge poet J. H. Prynne, the best piece on academic life we’ve published since Elif Batuman’s “Babel in California.” More…

Next in our line-up of February events, at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 16, Keith Gessen and Anya Ulinich will be hosting an evening in Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts series. “Russian Tales, Old and New” features actors reading the stories of Babel, Chekhov, and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. More…

For those of you tired of hearing about unattendable events taking place in distant, gray, slush-bound New York, we have good news: Keith Gessen and Mark Greif are making a brief and rare trip to California next week to give a talk at Stanford. More…

n+1, in partnership with French cultural institute La Villa Gillet, presents “Catastrophe Practice,” a symposium moderated by editors Marco Roth and Mark Greif at the New School on February 2nd. More…

In 2005, Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop did for hip-hop scholarship what Hercules did for the Augean stables: flushed out all the bullshit by redirecting the flow. Throughout the previous decade, most hip-hop writers had not so much stood as crouched on the shoulders of their predecessors. More…

Paper Monument’s first small book, I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette, has just gone into its third printing. We’re impressed, but then again, the book itself is pretty impressive, featuring contributions from thirty-eight artists, critics, curators, and dealers on the sometimes serious, sometimes ridiculous subject of manners in the art world. More…

Copenhagen began the year hungover with guilt after the failure of the COP15 climate summit. But little fazes the Danes, and a little brunch made everyone feel better. The climate wasn’t so forgiving, inflicting the coldest winter in decades on the city. More…

We were excited to be on the radio not once but twice last week! Chad Harbach, author of the blockbuster Issue 10 piece “MFA vs. NYC,” was interviewed on “All Things Considered,” and in the ongoing drama of our new book What Was the Hipster?, Mark Greif appeared on WBAI. More…

Here are our completely objective suggestions for gifts this holiday season, for artists, art collectors, social critics, Tolstoy apologists, early adopters, cats, and absolutely everyone else. More…

The secrets remain the problem—they convert even honest public servants, newly enthralled with what they’re able to occlude, into sycophants and liars. But having secrets out in the open doesn’t automatically give us politics. More…

Dear New York readers, please join on us at 7 PM on Friday, December 10 at BookCourt, at 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, for a gigantic reading from and celebration of all ten issues. More…

“We stood next to each other in the epic line for the bathroom for what seemed like hours, but didn’t talk much except about how long it was taking; someone came up to you at one point and told you they’d “enjoyed your piece” but I didn’t catch any other details.” More…

A good time was had by all at the Issue 10 launch party at beautiful Secret Project Robot last Friday night. A good time was also had by all at the Barthes event at the Kitchen, where Richard Howard told Marco Roth about Barthes’s mother. More…

Dear online readers, we’re pleased to announce that we now offer a three-issue digital subscription. More…

Regular readers of the site will recall the “missed connections” interlude after the Issue 9 party. Due to overwhelming popular demand, we hereby bring back the feature for the Issue 10 party. More…

The new @nplusonemag is very good on the NYC/MFA split. I’ve also been worried that poetry’s economic present presages lit-fiction’s future 1:01 AM Nov 12th via Twitter for iPad More…

We’ve made a PDF edition of Issue 10 available in the n+1 store, good for those of you who prefer digital editions and international readers (and anyone else) who want to avoid shipping costs. More…

A young journalist named Oleg Kashin was savagely beaten outside his apartment building in the center of Moscow last Friday night. Two men followed him into his courtyard, one in front of him (with flowers), another behind, then knocked him to the ground and beat his legs, hands, and head with a metal rod of some sort. More…

Mark Greif was on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning to discuss What Was the Hipster? It was an exciting segment: Brian Lehrer suggested that Mark is a hipster. More…

n+1: Where were you when nplusonemag went down?” An oral history of November 4, 2010. More…

We’ve managed to get the book into some of the better independent bookstores, but there are fewer and fewer of these, and larger distributors have declined to take us on. So we need your help! More…

We’re proud to announce that Elif Batuman, along with nine other writers, has won a Whiting Award. More…

It’s an exciting time at n+1—we just launched our third small book, What Was the Hipster?, we’re about to release our tenth issue, on November 12—and we have a lot of great events coming up on our calendar. So you don’t miss anything (or at least not everything) here’s the rundown. More…

Anything calling itself the International Necronautical Society has to be a joke, right? This question was, in a sense, the premise behind the interrogation of INS co-founders Tom McCarthy and Simon Critchley by the editors of Triple Canopy and their friends at their performance space at 177 Livingston in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. More…

Our third small book, What Was the Hipster?, became available for pre-order last week, inspiring a rapid series of articles and announcements and hundreds of comments. London–based fortnightly Snipe was one of the first to the scene. More…

The UCLA Student Union’s panel on hipsters last night was “kind of a shitstorm,” according to moderator Christian Lorentzen, a contributor to n+1’s book What Was the Hipster? We caught up with Lorentzen and assistant editor Christopher Glazek, who participated as a panelist, over the phone from LAX. More…

Preview the What Was the Hipster? table of contents, then see the contributors in person at “Look at this F*cking Panel: A Sociological Discussion on the Hipster” being held this Monday, October 11 on the UCLA campus. More…

Dear New York readers, we’re pleased to tell you that free copies of the N1FR print edition will be available at local movie theaters this (Thursday) evening. We’re dropping off copies with our friends at Anthology, BAM,and Film Forum around 7 PM. Come pick one up while you still can! More…

The print edition of N1FR has landed at the office. We think it looks fantastic. Order your copy for $3 by Friday and enter to win an Anthology Film Archives dual membership. More…

A special print edition of N1FR is now available for pre-order. Order your copy by Friday and automatically enter to win an Anthology Film Archives dual membership! More…

Dear New York readers, we’ll be at table 20 at the Brooklyn Book Festival tomorrow. Come say hi and check out our extensive merchandise selection. More…

On the heels of the first issue of N1FR, we’re about to publish the eighth issue of N1BR, our online book review supplement. More…

Dear readers, we’re extremely pleased to announce that the third installment of our small book series, What was the Hipster? is now available for pre-order. More…

We’re proud to announce the first issue of the N1FR, our online film supplement, edited by A. S. Hamrah and created with the support of IFC. This issue includes essays on Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Judd Apatow, aggressive independent filmmaker/dealmakers, cineplex hopping, 1980s mass films, and two separate reviews of Kick-Ass. The issue leads off with Chris Fujiwara’s “To Have Done with Contemporary Cinema.” More…

We’re very pleased to announce the imminent launch of N1FR, our new online film review. If you subscribe to our RSS feed, you may already have seen a preview of the issue. If not, you’ll have to wait until next week. More…

Hello from the n+1 office. We’re hard at work making the next installment of our small book series, What Was the Hipster? Based on a panel discussion of the same name held at the New School last spring—featuring editor Mark Greif, hipster critic Christian Lorentzen, and contributor Jace Clayton aka DJ/Rupture—the book represents our investigation of the rise and fall of the contemporary hipster. More…

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Paper Monument had a party in LA on Saturday—a “big success,” editors Roger White and Dushko Petrovich told us. It was held at Chinatown shop Ooga Booga, with music by the band Dunes and DJ SFV Acid. More…

We’re now accepting applications for fall internships. The internships are an intensive, three-day-a-week commitment and are expected to last six months. More…

I was one of 152 people arrested outside the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, where in a highly coordinated action a mix of community members and workers from Local 2 of UNITE HERE had sat down and blocked a major street leading past the hotel to Union Square. More…

n+1‘s first book, Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager, has been much in the news the past month, with nice notices from the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. More…

Hello, LA readers. Our sister magazine, Paper Monument, is hosting a launch party for its third issue in your city this weekend. More…

If we could really gauge the effect of the internet on people’s minds, we might find out some good news—aren’t people funnier today, as in more witty, than adults were when we were growing up? More…

One of my friends started handing out mixing bowls and ladles from her backpack, and the group of us joined in the joyous, angry cacophony of shouts, chants, leftover vuvuzelas, pots and pans, and sympathetic car horns. More…

In honor of Spain’s World Cup victory, n+1 contributor Eli S. Evans introduces and translates a Juan José Millás column from El País. More…

Nick Antosca says he wrote the modern satire “Predator Bait,” which follows the inglorious career of a young woman who plays a 15-year-old on the news series “Predator at Large,” after watching YouTube clips of Dateline NBC’s To Catch a Predator. More…

Lectores madrileños: we’re proud to announce that Issue 9 has been included in “De Zines,” an exhibit of independent publications at Obra Social Casa Madrid. More…

Super-intern Dayna took some time out of her schedule today—she’s laying out the next installment of the small books series—to try out our new tote bag. More…

In honor of the Terrafugia Transition—which recently received a 110-pound exemption from the FAA!—we’re posting online, for the first time ever, Daniel Albert’s Issue 5 review of flying cars. More…

Just read “On Your Marx.” What you people should do is stop striving to be intellectuals and go out and get a real job in the real world. Once you actually produce something and get your hands dirty, then maybe what you say will be worth reading. What you write now isn’t worth dribble. Live in the real world. More…

n+1 editor Benjamin Kunkel has been living in self-imposed exile in Argentina for several years, and the first fruit of foreign life—besides his travel essay on Patagonia—is his wide-ranging reflection on the country’s recent Bicentennial. More…

Amazon.com has been down since 4 pm and we have been unable to check HFM’s sales ranking. Due to these circumstances, we urge everyone to continue buying it directly from us. n+1 storeis not down! More…

Please join us for two events with the anonymous hedge fund manager in the coming week. The first is at Idlewild in Chelsea at 7 pm on Friday—there will be wine courtesy of Harper Perennial! And on Monday in Brooklyn at Greenlight at 7:30. This is a good opportunity to see what HFM looks like in disguise; demand an accounting; and ask for stock tips. See you there. More…

Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager, to our knowledge the first book to start as an n+1 web piece, is now out. We’ll be selling it through our store as soon as we figure out how; in the meantime, your excellent neighborhood bookseller should have it, and so should B&N and Amazon. More…

This past weekend at the Moscow Book Festival the 32-year-old deputy head of the Central Committee of the ruling United Russia Party, Aleksei Chadaev, attacked n+1 contributor and friend, the poet Kirill Medvedev. More…

Read the Paris Review‘s elegant recap of Monday’s dramatic battle. More…

Welcome to a new feature where we review the latest in nplusonemag news and reactions from around the internet. More…

In its first-ever softball game, n+1 beat the Paris Review, 10-6, in extra innings, at the James J. Walker Field in lower Manhattan. More…

Paper Monument launched its third issue last weekend at the legendary Drawing Center in Soho. Editors and contributors read highlights from the magazine and drank the very cheapest wines from Trader Joe’s. The new issue and PM’s legendary I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette are now available at the n+1 store. More…

n+1 is seeking a full-time Managing Editor. Candidates should have several years of magazine or newspaper experience, and have demonstrated an ability to take pieces from the proposal stage all the way to publication. Copyediting and InDesign skills are required, as is an affinity for n+1 and its many projects. Click here for details. More…

The issue will include four full-color portfolios made especially for the journal by Matthew Brannon, Munro Galloway, Leslie Hewitt, and Jessie LeBaron; and writing about contemporary art by Timothy Aubry, James Bae, Naomi Fry, Sarah Hromack, Christopher Hsu, Claire Jarvis, Jason Murison, Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Dushko Petrovich, Jessica Slaven, and Roger White. More…

It was packed and festive there, though an aging busker belting odes in the back room drove us outside, where a guy with magic weed smoked us up. I mean, he really smoked us up, with the result—I’m hoping this is why—that I mis-transcribed your number in the wee small hours of the morning. More…

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Tonight! Legendary New York radical feminist Ann Snitow, polemicist Katie Roiphe, and n+1 editors Mark Greif and Marco Roth discuss the legacy of the sexual revolution and plot a course for its future. More…

Image: Izvetia, 1969. Ania Karpenko. Via Flickr.