Let’s be real: you need at least four hours to lie around and procrastinate on your work before you actually start it, so if you went to this event, you wouldn’t start your readings for your Literature distro (which you’ll probably give up on by Week 3) until way beyond midnight. Maybe you can go to an event next time if it’s earlier in the evening. In the meantime, you can always pick up Hilton Als’ works for some intellectual stimulation. Beyond his work at The New Yorker, he has published several works of literature, including The Women, which is a series of memoirs that analyze the role of sexual and racial identities, and White Girls, which explores racial, gender and historical insights through the literature, art and music of diverse figures such as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O’Connor.

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