Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman, and Jeff VanderMeer: Mutual Appreciation
Adelle Waldman, author of
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P
Named a best book of the year by
The New Yorker
, NPR, Slate,
The New Republic
, The Daily Beast,
and others. A New York Times Editors' Choice & A Washington Post Notable Book.
Keith Gessen on Russia's Soviet Legacy
"All countries struggle to square their histories with their self-images," writes Keith Gessen in the July/August 2014 issue of
, "but over the past two decades, Russia has found the history of the Soviet era especially vexing and difficult to accommodate." Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of
, recently sat down with Gessen to discuss how Russia is grappling with that legacy today.
Larry Fink and Gerald Stern on
Photographer Larry Fink talks with poet Gerald Stern about his book
Chris Kluwe - LA Review of Books
The former star punter talks about his fall from grace in the NFL, the fallacy of the single-minded pro athlete, and
Game of Thrones
The Silent History
: Trailer narrated by Miranda July + Ira Glass
THE SILENT HISTORY unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called "silent" community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself—alluring to some, horrifying to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, THE SILENT HISTORY is at once timely, timeless, and terrifying.
Literary Birthday Celebration: Philip Roth
Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman celebrate the birthday of American novelist Philip Roth by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their writing.
Author: David Nasaw
Andrew Carnegie biographer David Nasaw speaking on the Carnegie legacy in the Dweck Center at Brooklyn's Central Library.
Obsession: Dan Savage on Plaques and Trophies
Time isn't kind to objects like an "Employee of the Month" award or an "In honor of your service" plaque, which are objects meaningful to only one specific person in one specific place or time. That is, until advice-columnist Dan Savage plucks them from the bins of Goodwill and hangs them on his wall. Lots of them. On lots of walls.
Thomas Piketty on the history of money
The economist explains how wealth and income inequality have evolved over the past century, and why making access to education more meritocratic could help tackle both problems.
2014 PEN Literary Gala: Pussy Riot
Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, introduced by Suzanne Nossel, at the 2014 PEN American Center Literary Gala on May 5. Interpretation by Nadya's husband, Peter Verzilov.
Katherine Angel on
An interview with Katherine Angel, author of
Unmastered: A Book On Desire, Most Difficult To Tell
The Last Magazine
: One Year After Death, Michael Hastings' Lost Novel
June 17 marked the first anniversary of the death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings.
The Last Magazine
is a posthumous novel and scathing satire of the corporate news media based on Hastings' time at
. We are joined by Hastings' widow, Elise Jordan, who brought the book to life after coming across the manuscript following her husband's death.
Danny Glover and Kathleen Cleaver on
Black Power Mixtape
Based on the film with the same name, the extraordinary new book
The Black Power Mixtape
chronicles the black freedom movement in the United States using found footage of top African-American leaders between 1967 and 1975.
Trans Women Writers | Talks at Google
On June 9, 2014, Imogen Binnie, Red Durkin, Casey Plett, and Jeanne Thornton kicked off Pride Week at Google's Cambridge MA office, reading from recent works.
Reading and Conversation with Carmen Boullosa
Mexican poet and author Carmen Boullosa read and discussed her work.