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Each week, newyorker.com posts a list of readings, author and artist appearances, and other magazine-related happenings. This week’s calendar includes information about two shows celebrating the work of Saul Steinberg; an exhibition of drawings by Ben Katchor; and special tributes to Lillian Ross and the late Primo Levi. Also listed are the dates for appearances by Calvin Trillin, Aline and Robert Crumb, Deborah Garrison, Joan Acocella, E. L. Doctorow, Jhumpa Lahiri, Cynthia Ozick and James Wood, Jerome Groopman, Atul Gawande, A. M. Homes, Jamaica Kincaid, Rebecca Mead, and Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly.

Saul Steinberg
Since 1941, the cover art, cartoons, and illustrations of Saul Steinberg have been a defining presence at The New Yorker. Before his death, in 1999, Steinberg also created sculptural assemblages, printed objects, stage sets, and more. Two shows in New York City celebrate his life, his vision, and his work.

“Saul Steinberg: Illuminations”
Through March 4
New York, N.Y.
Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave.
212-685-0008

“A City on Paper: Saul Steinberg’s New York”
Through March 25
New York, N.Y.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672

Lillian Ross
The Museum of Modern Art mounts a tribute to the longtime New Yorker writer, with the screening of five films which have been illuminated by her writing. “Pictures in Print: Lillian Ross & the Movies,” presented in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, features films that Ross has discussed and analyzed in her Profiles for the magazine. Ross will be present on February 23rd, when she will take part in an onstage conversation with Susan Morrison, the articles editor of The New Yorker, following a screening of “The Red Badge of Courage” (1951). A book signing will take place in the Titus 1 lobby at 8 P.M. that evening.

February 23-28
New York, N.Y.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St.
212-708-9431
moma.org

Ben Katchor
A collection of the artist’s picture-stories and drawings is presented in the exhibit “The Backlit Word.”

Through May 13
Amherst, Mass.
The National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West St.
413-256-4900

Calvin Trillin
The author reads from his most recent book, “About Alice” (Random House).

February 12, 8 P.M.
Miami, Fla.
Books & Books / Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave.
305-444-9044

February 18, 1:30 P.M.
Kansas City, Mo.
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th St.
913-384-3126

Aline and Robert Crumb
The artists talk about life and love as part of the New York Public Library’s “LIVE from the NYPL” series.

February 14, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
212-930-0800

Deborah Garrison
The poet reads from her new collection, “The Second Child” (Random House).

February 15, 7 P.M.
Montclair, N.J.
Watchung Books
54 Fairfield St.
973-744-7177

February 20, 7 P.M.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Shaman Drum
311-315 South State St.
734-662-7407

February 22, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
Barnes & Noble
4 Astor Place
212-420-1322

February 28, 6:30 P.M.
Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
800-542-7323

March 9, 7 P.M.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Copperfield’s Books
2316 Montgomery Drive
707-578-8938

Joan Acocella
The author reads from her new book, “Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints” (Pantheon).

February 20, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St.
212-334-3324

March 29, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
Barnes & Noble
1972 Broadway
212-595-6859

E. L. Doctorow
The National Book Award-winning author reads from and discusses his work, as part of the Queens College Evening Readings series.

February 27, 7 P.M.
Flushing, N.Y.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
718-997-4646

Jhumpa Lahiri
As part of the New York Public Library’s “LIVE from the NYPL” series, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri talks with the filmmaker Mira Nair, whose motion-picture adaptation of Lahiri’s “The Namesake” opens on March 9th.

March 10, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
212-930-0800

Cynthia Ozick & James Wood
The authors join Norman Rush for a roundtable discussion on the life and death of the novel, as part of the Queens College Evening Readings series.

March 13, 7 P.M.
Flushing, N.Y.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
718-997-4646

Jerome Groopman
The author reads from his latest book, “How Doctors Think” (Metropolitan).

March 22, 7 P.M.
Brookline, Mass.
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St.
617-566-6660

March 26, T.B.A.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Temple Sinai
10400 Wilshire Blvd.
310-474-1518

March 28, 12 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St.
415-597-6700

March 29, 7:30 P.M.
Seattle, Wash.
Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave.
206-652-4255

April 16, 7 P.M.
Raleigh, N.C.
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
919-286-2700

April 18, 8 P.M.
Coral Gables, Fla.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
305-442-4408

Atul Gawande
The author reads from his new book, “Better” (Metropolitan).

April 9, 6 P.M.
Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
800-542-7323

April 10, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
Barnes & Noble
1972 Broadway
212-595-6859

April 11, 6 P.M.
Chicago, Ill.
Seminary Co-op
1414 E. 59th St.
800-777-1456

April 12, 12 P.M.
St. Louis, Mo.
Washington University
School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave.
314-935-9358

April 12, 7 P.M.
St. Louis, Mo.
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
314-367-6731

April 13, 7:30 P.M.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
612-822-4611

April 16, 12 P.M.
Houston, Tex.
University of Texas
Medical School
6431 Fannin St.

April 17, 7:30 P.M.
Denver, Colo.
Tattered Cover Bookstore
2526 East Colfax Ave.
303-322-7727

April 18, 7 P.M.
Washington, D.C.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
202-364-1919

April 23, 11:15 A.M.
Flint, Mich.
University of Michigan
303 E. Kearsley St.
810-762-3300

April 30, 12 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Institute for Health Policy Studies
3333 California St.
Suite 265
415-476-4921

April 30, 7:30 P.M.
Menlo Park, Calif.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
650-324-4321

May 1, 6 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market St.
415-597-6700

May 2, 7:30 P.M.
Portland, Ore.
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
503-228-4651

May 3, 7 P.M.
Seattle, Wash.
Elliott Bay Book Co.
101 S. Main St.
206-624-6600

A. M. Homes
The author reads from her most recent book, “The Mistress’s Daughter” (Viking).

April 11, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
Barnes & Noble
675 6th Ave.
212-727-1227

April 12, 7 P.M.
Washington, D.C.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
202-364-1919

April 16, 12 P.M.
Danville, Calif.
Rakestraw Books
409 Railroad Ave.
925-837-7337

April 16, 7 P.M.
Corte Madera, Calif.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
415-927-0960

April 17, 12:30 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Stacey’s Bookstore
581 Market St.
415-421-4687

April 17, 7 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
415-863-8688

April 18, 7 P.M.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
310-443-7020

April 19, 7 P.M.
Pasadena, Calif.
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
626-449-5320

April 20, 7 P.M.
Dallas, Tex.
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
214-922-1200

April 23, 6:30 P.M.
Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
800-542-7323

May 2, 7 P.M.
Chicago, Ill.
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
773-684-1300

May 3, 7 P.M.
Minneapolis, Minn.
University of Minnesota Bookstore
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
612-625-6000

Jamaica Kincaid
The author reads from and discusses her work, as part of the Queens College Evening Readings series.

April 24, 7 P.M.
Flushing, N.Y.
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
718-997-4646

A Tribute to Primo Levi
The New York Public Library’s “LIVE from the NYPL” series celebrates the late author, whose previously unpublished stories were released earlier this year in a new collection, “A Tranquil Star” (Norton).

April 5, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
212-930-0800

Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly
The author and illustrator Art Spiegelman and The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, have been married since 1977. The couple currently edits a series of hardcover comic anthologies for children, called “Little Lit.” In this appearance together, they join Dave Eggars to discuss their lives and their work.

April 23, 8 P.M.
San Francisco, Calif.
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave.
415-392-4400

Rebecca Mead
As part of the New York Public Library’s “LIVE from the NYPL” series, the author discusses her latest book, “In One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding” (Penguin).

May 24, 7 P.M.
New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
212-930-0800

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