New Yorker critic and author David Denby joins us for a discussion about the state of cinema, habits of moviegoers and direction of the film industry, areas of exploration in his provocative collection of essays called Do the Movies Have a Future?
Sonia Taitz reads from The Watchmaker's Daughter, a coming-of-age story about a daughter of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants and Holocaust survivors, and discusses her book and the memoir writing genre with bestselling novelist Caroline Leavitt.
Bronx-born Janet Grossbach Mayer is a New York City high school English teacher with 51 years experience. Her new book As Bad As They Say? chronicles the lives of 8 of her students she considers heroes for changing the stereotype of Bronx teenagers.
Tonight is a special night of fiction readings by emerging writers. Interview editor-at-large Christopher Bollen reads from his debut novel Lightning People and James Frey collaborator on I Am Number Four Jobie Hughes reads from his novel At Dawn.
Jami Attenberg reads from her new novel, The Middlesteins, a portrait of a midwestern Jewish family caught up in a tug of war between passion and obligation. Afterwards she will discuss her work with J. Courtney Sullivan, author of the novel Maine.
Mark Obama Ndesandjo talks about his complex relationship with his older half-brother while telling his personal story about identity and multiculturalism in his memoir, An Obama Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures.
Coauthor of Alliance of Enemies, Sigrid MacRae shares with us the story of her mother, the father she never knew and their intercontinental love affair in her new memoir, A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany.
Author of bestselling biography Little Girl Blue, Randy Schmidt presents the most important interviews between 1935 and 1969 in his latest work, Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters. In conversation with Tom Santopietro.
Please join us as retired four-star general Tony Zinni analyzes the history of America's use of military action and a call for change in his latest book, Before the First Shots are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield.
Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that…
Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. With his root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes, Nolanchanges the way Wrens heart beats. In Isabel Gillies's Starry Night, suddenly everything is different. Nothing makes sense except for this boy. What happens to your life when everything changes, even your heart? How much do you give up? How much do you keep?
ESPN commentator and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry discusses his New York Times bestseller, Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It.
Translator Edward Strauss brings Corporal Louis Bartha's wartime writing to English-speaking readers for the first time in this harrowing first-person account of a French foot soldier who survived four years in the trenches of World War I.