The New Yorker Festival
The New Yorker Festival 2010, October1/2/3, New York City

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A Conversation with Music
Common talks with Ben Greenman
From the South Side
Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:00PM

at (Le) Poisson Rouge (21+)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Between Sullivan & Thompson Streets
A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street

You must be 21+ to attend this event.

Common was born in Chicago and released his first hip-hop album, “Can I Borrow a Dollar?,” in 1992. He has won two Grammy Awards, for the single “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop),” with Erykah Badu, and for “Southside,” from his album “Finding Forever.” A compilation album, “Thisisme Then: The Best of Common,” came out in 2007. His acting credits include the films “Smokin’ Aces,” “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Date Night,” and “Just Wright.”

Ben Greenman is The New Yorker’s Goings On About Town editor. He is the author of the novels “Superworse” and “Please Step Back” and of several collections of short stories, including, most recently, “What He’s Poised to Do.” His new collection, “Celebrity Chekhov,” comes out in October.


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