David Mitchell and Michel Faber on Apocalypse
Two of the most acclaimed authors of our generation, David Mitchell and Michel Faber in conversation about why they both chose to write about impending apocalypse in their most recent books.
Prof Robert D. Putnam - The Opportunity Gap Explained
My guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is one of the world's leading political scientists. Currently the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University - Robert D. Putnam, who has been called "the most influential academic in the world." He has advised three U.S. presidents - and has won a number of distinguished awards. Professor Putnam's 2000 book Bowling Alone is considered a classic of its kind - an was a national besteller. His new book - "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" - is a fascinating and challenging look at our nation's deep crisis of opportunity.
Slavoj Zizek on Why You're Never Really Alone With Your Sexual Partner
Slavoj Zizek draws from examples in literature, film, and advertising to explain a phenomenon in which no sexual liaison is complete without a third element — an intruder, something like a fantasy. He also dishes out on topics including feminist crime fiction, 20-year-old British beer commercials, and the Taco Bell Quesarito.
Ilyasah Shabazz: 2014 National Book Festival
Ilyasah Shabazz appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Page McBee & Stephen Elliott |
Thomas Page McBee dicusses his memoir,
, with Stephen Elliott, Founding Editor of The Rumpus.
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein
Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim's new memoir
Girl In A Band
The Global Book
Bibliophiles take note: there’s a new way to obsess about books. That prized copy of "Moby-Dick" you have in your collection is more than a beloved object—it’s an agent of globalization. University of Wisconsin professor B. Venkat Mani calls this phenomenon bibliomigrancy.
Rain Taxi talks with Billy Collins
Rain Taxi recently sat down with poet Billy Collins for a chat about the popularity of poetry in the post-9/11 era
Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery
As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow."
Miriam Toews | Feb 2, 2015 | Appel Salon
Author Miriam Toews in conversation with Deb Dundas.
Paula Hawkins -
The Girl on the Train
Authors Revealed 2015
Kevin Morris & Ophira Eisenberg |
White Man's Problems
The "Book of Mormon" producer Kevin Morris showcases his short story collection White Man's Problems with NPR host Ophira Eisenberg.
Barney Frank, "Frank" | Talks at Google
Former Congressman Barney Frank visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his memoir, "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage".
Quraysh Ali Lansana on
The Breakbeat Poets
Quraysh Ali Lansana stops by the Academy of American Poets to discuss his latest editorial project, The Breaktbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Co-edited with Kevin Coval and Nate Marshall.
Judith Butler on Demonstrating Precarity
LARB's Philosophy & Critical Theory editor Arne De Boever interviews Judith Butler about her 2015 CalArts lecture series, Demonstrating Precarity: Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance.