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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading and Conversation with Carmen Boullosa
Mexican poet and author Carmen Boullosa read and discussed her work.
Katherine Angel on
An interview with Katherine Angel, author of
Unmastered: A Book On Desire, Most Difficult To Tell
Larry Fink and Gerald Stern on
Photographer Larry Fink talks with poet Gerald Stern about his book
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.
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.
The Story of Aaron Swartz: "The Internet's Own Boy" Director Q&A
"Aaron [Swartz] was on the edge, he was ahead of everybody else and that's just not a comfortable place to be," says Brian Knappenberger, a documentary filmmaker who is behind a new film about Swartz's life called "The Internet's Own Boy".
Maya Lang and David Gilbert Celebrate Bloomsday
Maya Lang and David Gilbert discuss James Joyce and his influence on their writing at this celebration Bloomsday, the annual holday honoring Joyce's Ulysees.
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.
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.
Karl Ove Knausgaard: "I'm A Very Shame-Ridden Person" | LIVE from the NYPL
Scandinavian author Karl Ove Knausgaard dissects the latest edition of his multi-volume autobiography,
, and the controversy and critical acclaim that surrounds it with
The Virgin Suicides
author Jeffrey Eugenides.
Blood Will Out
Walter Kirn talks to LARB A.V. about the difference between a writer and a con man. Filmed at the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books.