Why is Tolstoy's
still so popular today?
Rosamund Bartlett, the translator behind the new Oxford World’s Classics edition of
, talks about why the great novel is still so popular today. Drawing on her own experiences, she highlights how an appreciation of the complex novel can benefit from rereading.
Acclaimed book cover designer Chip Kidd speaks with LA Review of Books editor Laurie Winer.
Michael Klein, 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.
"Facing Evil" with Maya Angelou
In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas.
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
Conversations w/Great Minds: Rick Perlstein,
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Richard Nixon and the Rise of Ronald Reagan
, joins Thom Hartmann.
Joel Christian Gill,
Strange Fruit, Vol. 1
| Talks at Google
On June 18, 2014, Joel Christian Gill visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to talk about his graphic anthology,
Strange Fruit, Vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History
. In this collection he retells nine stories of extraordinary African Americans whose lives have been long forgotten by most.
Andrew Lewis Conn | O, Africa!
Andrew Lewis Conn talks with author Ed Park about his latest novel, O, Africa!
Terrance Hayes, P.O.P
Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets.
THE ESSENTIAL ELLEN WILLIS
The Essential Ellen Willis
gathers writings that span forty years and are deeply engaged with the times in which they were first published and yet remain fresh and relevant amid today's seemingly intractable political and cultural battles. Whether addressing the women's movement, sex and abortion, race and class, or war and terrorism, Ellen Willis brought to each a distinctive attitude.
Editing William T. Vollmann
Tom Bissell recently profiled Vollmann following the release of Vollmann's book
How I Wrote It: Ben Mezrich on his new novel,
Ben Mezrich is best known for his nonfiction, particularly
Bringing Down the House
The Accidental Billionaires
, both of which became major motion pictures. In
, Mezrich returns to his roots: fiction.
BEA 14: Jesmyn Ward
From the floor of BookExpo America 2014
William T. Vollmann,
The author talks about sex, death and fantasy in his latest book,
, his first published work of fiction in nine years.
Jill Lepore, author of THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN at BEA
Jill Lepore, author of "The Secret History of Wonder Woman", speaks at the BEA Librarian Breakfast 2014 at the Penguin Random House offices.
Surprise! Comedy presented by LARB A.V.
Surprise! Comedy is a brave new LA comedy circuit with rotating venues, secret line-ups, and a promise that things will get weird. More at http://lareviewofbooks.org/av/