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The three best things to do in New York today

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Jillian Anthony
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Get hungry like the wolf at Duran Duran
It's been a quiet five years since the last Duran Duran album, but the Britpoppers finally break the silence with their14th studio album Paper Gods. Judging by the crew's 2010 disc, All You Need Is Now, which was much better than it had any need to be, the classic new wave outfit can still deliver the goods.
Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St, 8pm, sold out (but plenty of tickets to be had on StubHub!)

See the lesser-known side of Picasso at the opening night of "Picasso Sculpture"
Picasso trained as a painter, yet his forays into sculpture produced some of the most groundbreaking art of the 20th-century. That fact that Picasso was essentially self-taught as a sculptor liberated him think outside the box. This show surveys his career-long engagement with the medium he transformed. 
MoMA, 11 W 53rd St, 10:30am, $25, seniors $18, students $14, children under 16 free

Find out if you really need that degree at MFA vs. BK
Authors Alexander Chee, Rob Spillman, Hannah Tinti and Jessica Loudis discuss the values of getting an MFA versus learning to write on the mean literary streets of Brooklyn. The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop founder Julia Fierro moderates.
BookCourt, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, 6:30pm, free

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