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.
An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients ailments with drugs or surgical proceduresuntil…
An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients ailments with drugs or surgical proceduresuntil she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life. Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahls adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, inThe Wahls Protocol,she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II focuses on the experiences of two American-born teens who survived the ordeal narrated by its author, Jan Russell.
This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history.In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American…
This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history.In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience.Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and The Sopranos, Laurino reveals surprising, fascinating lives Italian-Americans working on sugar-cane plantations in Louisiana to those who were lynched in New Orleans; the banker who helped rebuild San Francisco after the great earthquake; families interned as enemy aliens in World War II. From anarchist radicals to Rosie the Riveter to Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio; from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra, Dion, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, this book is both exploration and celebration of the rich legacy of Italian-American life.Readers can discover the history chronologically, chapter by chapter, or serendipitously by exploring the trove of supplemental materials. These include interviews, newspaper clippings, period documents, and photographs that bring the history to life.
R.D. Rosen discusses Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Child Survivors that tells the story of Jewish children who were given Christian identities to escape the Nazis. She will be joined by Dr. Sophie Turner-Zaretsky, a survivor.
Join editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine Adam Sachs, bestselling author/baker Dorie Greenspan and chef/author/TV personality Carla Hall with moderator Helen Rosner of Eater in a discussion of Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook.
That culinary author Anya Von Bremzen never seemed destined to become a triple James Beard Award winner is a radical understatement. Born in 1963 in Soviet Moscow, she grew up in an era of bread shortages and long ration lines.