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It is a great pleasure this spring to announce the launch of the very first Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award honoring the best of French contemporary fiction in English translation. The ten shortlisted francophone titles have been handpicked by the Albertine staff with the hope of encouraging readers to discover newly translated works from France and the francophone world, which both in their quality and their diverse perspectives are a critical contribution to our cultural environment.
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Locus Solus

The wealthy scientist Martial Canterel guides a group of visitors through his expansive estate, Locus Solus, where he displays his various deranged inventi
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Who You Think I Am

In a vertiginous play between fantasy and virtual reality, Camille Laurens relates the dangerous liaisons of a woman who refuses to give up on desire.
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The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call is open!

The 2017 Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is now open!
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The Table

Written over a series of early mornings from 1967 to 1973 in his seclusion at his country home, Mas des Vergers, The Table was Francis Ponge’s final text a
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Deep in the Forest

Deep in the forest, early in the morning, the animals

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Glenn Gloud

Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?
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An evening with Adonis, winner of the Pen/Nabokov Award

May 3, 2017 | 6:30pm
Albertine Books

An evening of celebration and conversation with world renowned poet Adonis, winner of the Pen/Nabokov Award for International Literature.

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Crazy for Vincent

In the middle of the night between the 25th and 26th of November, Vincent fell from the third floor playing parachute with a bathrobe. He drank a liter of tequila, smoked Congolese grass, snorted cocaine... —from Crazy for Vincent
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The End of Eddy

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.
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Checkpoint

Suspense and tense interpersonal dynamics characterize this taut bestselling novel set in the world of international humanitarian aid by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a co-founder of Doctors Without Borders.
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Pen vs Sword: Satire vs the State

May 6, 2017 | 7pm
St. Josephs College
Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent and journalist), Djiboutian novelist Abdourahman Waberi, Bosnian-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Russian and American journalist Masha Gessen, and others discuss state powers that often out-satirizes fiction.

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Ensemble Itinéraire and ICE present: Spectral Streams

Apr 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Roulette
Ensemble Itinéraire & Ensemble ICE presents Spectral Streams, a program featuring recent pieces from Gérard Grisey, Philippe Leroux, Gérard Grisey, Ashley Fure and a new commission from Christopher Trapani.
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Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
Jean-Jacques Abadie's "Live in Marciac photographies" will be exhibited at the Jazz Gallery from February 11, 2017 to April 27, 2017.
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Ensemble Itinéraire and ICE present: Side-by-Side OpenICE Concert

Apr 28, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Abrons Arts Center
During ICE's open and free events at the Abrons Arts Center, Ensemble Itinéraire and ICE will present Side-by-Side OpenICE Concert.
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French Waves on Pitchfork

French Waves has made the history of French electronic music come alive through its documentary, web series, international tour, and immersive website.
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Emel Mathlouthi Announces Tour

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May.
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Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni

June 21, 2017 | 5 pm - 10 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
This year SummerStage welcomes Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo and Ala.Ni to celebrate the French "Fête de la Musique" on June 21, 2017. It is an evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop.

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The 7th History of the Festival de l'histoire de l'art celebrates Nature and the United States

The 7th edition of the Festival de l’histoire de l’art will take place from June 2-4, 2017, in the town of Fontainebleau, in the park, at the château and on several sites in and around the city.
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Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
Jean-Jacques Abadie's "Live in Marciac photographies" will be exhibited at the Jazz Gallery from February 11, 2017 to April 27, 2017.
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Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass"

Mar 25, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Lyles & King
From March 25-April 30, 2017, Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass". The exhibition is composed of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific interventions by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang.
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Collective Design presents "Waiting room: Noguchi/Stadler"

May 2, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design presents "Waiting Room: Noguchi/Stadler" at the fifth edition of the fair held May 3, 2017 to May 7, 2017.
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Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book at The Morgan Library

Jan 20 - May 14, 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum
This exhibition, drawing entirely on the Morgan’s collection, explores some of the encounters between Symbolist authors and artists and the creative approaches they took to illustrate the invisible. Works by Stephane Mallarmé, Odilon Redon, Maurice Denis, Paul Verlaine, Fantin-Latour, Arthur Rimbaud, Alfred Jarry, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Fernand Khnopff will be featured.
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Remembering Trisha Brown (1936-2017)

“The forest was my first art lesson – I climbed trees, played sports, hunted and fished” – Trisha Brown.

Film, TV & New Media

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Publication of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER

Launch of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER written by Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe on the 25th of April, 2017.
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ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in the US

Over 400 programmes are available to stream worldwide on the ARTE in English website, including documentaries, investigative reports and concerts. New shows are added every week. ARTE, the European culture channel, launched this free VOD offering in English over a year ago to supplement its French and German programming.
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Women's Day 2017 French Movie Selections from Under the Milky Way

Celebrate Women's Day, March 8, 2017, with Under the Milky Way's movie selection!
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SPIN Season 1 Available on Walter Presents

New SVOD Service – backed by UK Broadcaster Channel 4 – curates the Foreign Language Drama series, including French TV show SPIN (LES HOMMES DE L'OMBRE).
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Oscar Nominations for French Films!

The official Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, January 24th. French and French Language films represent six categories, with eight total nominations!
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