John Dickerson on the Robert Gates memoir
John Dickerson of CBS on the Robert Gates memoir
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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.
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.
Geoff Nicholson Maps the Territory
LA Review of Books
teams up with Los Angeles Magazine to bring you a journey into Hollywood through the eyes of renowned author, Geoff Nicholson, celebrating the release of his new book
The City Under the Skin
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.
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.
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
Nicole C. Kear |
Now I See You
Author Nicole C. Kear speaks with friend and fellow author Emily Raboteau about her new memoir.
From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land
Chet Van Duzer's analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi's Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Strange Things); the world map in a 1553 Turkish manuscript of Zakariya al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence); the world map in a 1565 Persian manuscript of the same work by al-Qaaini.; and the map of the Holy Land in the 1695 Amsterdam edition of the Haggadah.
2014 ALA Annual Conference - Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
See, hear, and read more about what's going on at Annual—in real time and after.
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.
Author: David Nasaw
Andrew Carnegie biographer David Nasaw speaking on the Carnegie legacy in the Dweck Center at Brooklyn's Central Library.
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.
David Mitchell Answers Fan Questions
Published on Jul 21, 2014
Find out how David Mitchell is able to weave so many narratives into one coherent story! Question submitted by Andrew Gurevich.
Tracy K. Smith, P. O. P.
Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets who read both an original poem and a poem by another poet, after which they reflect on their choice. They then answer a question contributed anonymously by a poet in the series, and leave their own question for another to answer. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form.