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1. Katharine Weber

June 28 at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Weber, the granddaughter of a buttonhole finisher at the notorious Triangle Shirtwaist factory, reads from Triangle, which incorporates the real events and personalities that led to the fire in 1911 that killed 146 factory workers.

2. Marshall Berman

June 6 at Barnes & Noble

The professor and critic (writing most prominently for the Village Voice and the Times) reads from his new On the Town, a history of Times Square as it was represented by the various artists—Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan, Theodore Dreiser—who used it as their muse.

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