“Lipstick Traces: Live”

In Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus delved into the cross-currents, tangles, and whirlpools that made such vastly different movements as dada, lettrism, the Situationist International, and punk part of a single current. To mark the just-published 20th-anniversary edition of the book, Columbia University, in partnership with the ARChive of Contemporary Music present Greil Marcus in a one-man performance of Lipstick Traces.

With Werner Sollers, Marcus is the co-editor of A New Literary History of America, published this fall by Harvard, and the editor of Best Music Writing 2009, published this fall by Da Capo. The first records editor at Rolling Stone, in 1969, in recent years he has taught at Berkeley, Princeton, and Minnesota; this fall he is teaching “Music as Democratic Speech, from the Commonplace Song to Bob Dylan” at the New School.


Thursday, November 19, 2009
6:00 p.m. at Altschul Auditorium
417 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street
This event is free and open to the public.

Register for this event.

A book signing will follow the event. Lipstick Traces: Live is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, the ARChive of Contemporary Music, and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.