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Ralph Young & Claire Potter | Dissent: The History of An American Idea
Professor Ralph Young talks with Claire Potter about his new book Dissent: The History of An American Idea.
Author Margo Jefferson
Deciders: Margo Jefferson on Negroland at Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture.
Ringo Starr & Steven Van Zandt | Photograph
Ringo Starr talks with fellow rocker Steven Van Zandt about his book Photograph
Ringo Starr looks back with Photograph, a collection of pictures he's taken throughout his long career in the Beatles and after. He stops by the Strand for a presentation of the photographs, and to say a few words of peace and love. Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band asks Ringo about some of the photographs from the book.
Gloria Steinem: "My Life on the Road" | Talks at Google
Gloria Steinem drops by Google to discuss "My Life on the Road".
Etgar Keret with James Snyder
Celebrated Israeli writer Etgar Keret is known best for his spare, absurd stories that display his remarkable talent as a miniaturist.
Join Keret as he speaks to James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum, about the paradoxes of modern life and his knack for transforming those moments into unforgettable stories that have merited him comparison to Kafka, Vonnegut and Woody Allen.
21st Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading: Juan Felipe Herrera
21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with his inaugural reading.
Ruby by Cynthia Bond - Oprah's Book Club 2.0
LARB contributor Minda Honey interviews Cynthia Bond, whose book "Ruby" was recently selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0.
Loft Literary Center and Bust Magazine: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
On Friday, April 10, 2015, The Loft Literary Center and BUST Magazine presented Amber Tamblyn, Franny Choi, xTx, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Roxane Gay, and Patricia Smith. Here, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz reads.
Live Lit: Lindsay Hunter
Fiction writer and live lit performer Lindsay Hunter—author of the novel Ugly Girls (FSG, 2014), and the story collections Don't Kiss Me (FSG, 2013) and Daddy's (Featherproof Books, 2010)—reads a new story called "Hit or Miss" as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
Jason Reynolds | The Boy in the Black Suit
Author Jason Reynolds talks to a group of NYC schoolkids about his book The Boy in the Black Suit
Mary Beard on SPQR: The History of Ancient Rome
“Beard’s popularizing bent is grounded in a deep knowledge of the arcane, and she gives new insight into the hoariest of topics,” wrote Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker. This fall, the Cambridge Professor launches S.P.Q.R., A History of Ancient Rome, with massive fanfare. Come discover why celebrities turn up to her book events, why she’s considered one of the world’s foremost classicists and why, after hearing her speak, you’ll never think of Julius Caesar, Cicero or Nero in the same way again.
The Penguin Book of the British Short Story – Tessa Hadley
Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: this new, two-volume collection contains the limitless possibilities of the British short story. Here, Tessa Hadley, author of The London Train and The Past, talks about why she loves the short story format.
Terror, Tragedy, and Change: The Literature of 9/11
With Porochista Khakpour, Ann Lauterbach, and Amy Waldman.
How does the literature of 9/11 reflect and challenge our current way of life and our thoughts about the future? The terrorist attacks of that day have forever altered the American landscape, bringing dramatic changes in law and society. Join a reading and conversation bringing together writers and artists whose work helps reveal the meaning inherent in these events and their aftermath.
Carl Safina: "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel" | Talks at Google
Award-winning author and renowned ocean conservationist Carl Safina discusses his new book "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel." Hailed as "a beautifully written, provocative case for seeing animals through their eyes" by Discover magazine, "Beyond Words" draws from decades of observation of African elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, free-living wolves in Yellowstone, and societies of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. Taking us into their lives and minds, Safina reports on the astonishing similarities between our minds and theirs (including a surprising capacity for self-awareness, empathy, and grief) and offers a graceful examination of what makes us human.
Richard Sennett: Citizen Sociologist
For nearly 50 years, Richard Sennett has been one of our most respected thinkers about cities, labor, and culture. Author of such classics of sociology as “The Fall of Public Man” and “The Hidden Injuries of Class,” Sennett has more recently meditated on what it means to really make something in our automated, consumerist world. Sennett will take a bird's-eye view of citizenship today, and then artist Geof Oppenheimer will join him in conversation.