What are you doing tonight? Have any plans? Well, cancel them, right now. Unless you were planning to go to Housing Works. If that was your plan, stick with it.
Because at Housing Works tonight (126 Crosby Street, 7 p.m.), New York and Longreads are hosting a "Behind the Longreads" panel discussion about some of the magazine's best recent features. Joining editor-in-chief Adam Moss to talk about their stories will be Wesley Yang ("Paper Tigers"), Dan P. Lee ("Travis the Menace"), and the one and only Intel Jessica ("A Holly Golightly for the Stripper-Embezzlement Age"). Even though something like this could probably command upwards of $1,000 a ticket, it's all free. So go.
And while we're on the subject, "Travis the Menace," which made us tear up on the subway, was just published in the e-book Longreads: Best of 2011.