The Smart Set: Lauren Cerand’s weekly events

The Smart Set is a weekly feature, compiled by Lauren Cerand, that usually appears Mondays at 12:30pm and highlights the best of the week to come. Special favor is given to New York’s independent booksellers and venues, and low-cost and free events. Please send details to lauren [at] maudnewton.com by the Thursday prior to publication, with the date in the subject line.

THE ‘I HAVE A HEART, BUT IT’S BAD’ EDITION

There will be no Smart Set this week because Maud and I are working on our version of the single most brilliant song in the history of sound (you think I’m kidding but you probably haven’t heard it yet): “Down Low” by Teddy Thompson (feat. vocals by Jenni Muldaur, aka “the Tammy to his George”). I could easily write an essay about the exquisite moral ambivalence, frustrated Romantic anguish and perfect cultural relevance of this one; instead I’ll say: But I’m only a man, and my pride makes me mad…


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