Austin Kleon at the LA Times Festival of Books
Austin Kleon, bestselling author of
Steal Like an Artist
, discusses his latest book
Show Your Work
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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.
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
21st Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading: Juan Felipe Herrera
21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with his inaugural reading.
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.
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.
Gloria Steinem: "My Life on the Road" | Talks at Google
Gloria Steinem drops by Google to discuss "My Life on the Road".
Donald Antrim's First Time | My First Time | The Paris Review
Donald Antrim discuses his first novel, “Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World.” Part of “The Paris Review”'s “My First Time” video interview series.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Beard launches her new book SPQR
Mary Beard launches her new book SPQR
Books to Movies: 2015 National Book Festival
After a multimedia overview of the Hollywood industry by A. Scott Berg, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday moderated a panel on making books into movies with Lawrence Wright, Anne-Marie O'Connor & Berg at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Loft Literary Center and Bust Magazine: Patricia Smith
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, Patricia Smith reads.
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.
Alvin E. Roth, Nobel Laureate in Economics: "Who Gets What — and Why"
In conversation with Google's Hal Varian, Professor Alvin E. Roth will discuss market design and his new book.