Jon Stewart discussing "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CLOSER WALK: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays a rare NYC gig at City Winery tonight. Expect to be carried away in time (to 100 years ago) and place (to New Orleans, where the band calls legendary traditional-jazz temple Preservation Hall home), and to be reminded of the differences between a tuba and a sousaphone. 8PM.
PAGED: Now that devices like the Kindle are making the printed word seem even more like an inevitably doomed dinosaur, there’s never been a better time for a loving valentine to the book. In Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book, authors like Joyce Maynard, Nick Flynn, Sigrid Nunez and David Hajdu pay tribute to "the book as object" in original essays, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury. Contributors Anthony Swofford, J. Courtney Sullivan, Hajdu and editor Sean Manning celebrate the book—and all books—tonight at the Strand Bookstore. 7PM.