The updated paperback edition of Rogues’ Gallery will be published on May 11th. But there will be a sneak preview on May 5th, when PowerHouse Arena hosts the paperback launch party from 7 to 9 PM. Michael M. Thomas, the author, acerbic journalist and former curator of the Metropolitan Museum, will match wits with Michael Gross in a discussion of the book and the controversy it created. Join the fun at 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

Also, on Sunday May 2, 2010, Michael Gross will speak at the Arts Abloom festival, a benefit for the Briarcliff Library and Community Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. From 4 to 6 PM at the Briarcliff Library and Community Center ($10 suggested donation), on May 11, 2010, he’ll give the Rockville Centre Public Library’s annual endowed lecture at 7:30 PM at the South Side Middle School on Hillside Avenue in Rockville Centre, NY. On Thursday May 13, 2010, he will speak at Books at the Bar, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 6PM-8PM at 42 West 44th Street. And on Thursday May 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM, he’ll appear alongside Stephen Lang, co-star of Avatar, at the Katonah Village Library, as part of the Katonah Museum of Art’s CrossTalk series. Check here for further appearances.