LIVE FROM MERKIN HALL
A multitude of New York's great women took the stage at In Your Face-New York's May episode for an amazing evening. The NY Times called host Nellie McKay "a sly, articulate musician who sounds comfortable in any era" and Rolling Stone said she's "a renegade songwriter (who) finds modern resonances everywhere..." Looking back at her younger self from her "Notes of a Negro Neurotic," Nancy Giles of CBS Sunday Morning laughed and shuddered at how long it took her to become politically aware. Back by popular demand the writing/drawing/ukulele playing team of Roz Chast and Patricia Marx returned with a post Mother's Day look at "mothering" (with cartoons from their new book, "Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?") Award winning author Meghan Daum contributed chapter VIII of "Author to Come," and Bridget Kibbey (called the Yo-Yo Ma of the harp) plucked the glorious strings of this celestial instrument. J. Hope Stein read a poem that reflected on life on a plastic island. Elisa Zuritsky & Julie Rottenberg offered a sketch on NYC parenting and Sybil Sage explained why she won't be staying with you any time soon. Jay Leonhart leads the 1-Train Band.