Monday, September 10, 2012

Amateur Hour No. 2 : HOAX! Featuring Alan Abel Hosted by Joshua Foer

As you may know, Alan Abel has been tricking the media into covering his ridiculous proposals for more than fifty years. Finally, the original master of the mass-market hoax will remove his hood and reveal his secrets!

Please join Institute Library members and host Joshua Foer for a conversation with Mr. Abel Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m.

The Institute Library, Main Floor
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Library Members $5 Admission,Non-Members $10

Tickets available at

Light refreshments will be provided by Atticus Bookstore and Cafe, and limited editions of posters signed by Alan Abel and Josh Foer will be available for sale following the event.

Amateur Hour, the Institute Library's new monthly series curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt, explores the passions and pursuits of America's most inspiring fanatics, obsessives, tinkerers, and collectors.For more information, please email 'home AT institutelibrary DOT org' or call (203) 562-4045.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April Fool's Day 2012!

You know how your to-do list grows and grows and you never get around to doing the really important things? Well, I've been meaning to update our website for about two years now and AT LAST! It's finished. It's a complete overhaul and simplification effort to organize all of the content from our site, ABEL RAISES and my dad's site, ALAN The two sites are now one and the same and our plan is to continue updating the archive and photo galleries with all of the stuff we prepared and scanned for the documentary. We literally have thousands and thousands of files to add, in fact! So I hope everybody enjoys poking around on the new site. Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions.

ALSO, in honor of this special day, NPR's Snap Judgement did a segment on my dad that's airing nationwide this week. Special Thanks to Pat Mesiti-Miller for producing the piece. Please take a listen here:

Happy Hoaxing, everyone!

the Abels