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Washington, DC

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Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors in appearances at the famed Washington, D.C, bookstore.

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@Slate

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English

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1350 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 2003 (212) 445-5330


Episodes

Tom Perrotta: Live at Politics and Prose

8/18/2017
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Perrotta’s seventh novel tells the dual coming-of-age stories of Eve Fletcher and her son. Eve, executive director of a senior center, adjusts to her empty nest and tests the limits of her new freedom by taking a course on gender. But she’s more interested in porn websites and may even have attracted a cyberstalker. Meanwhile her son Brendan, a freshman, is jolted by the reality of a college life that’s less indulgent of his privileged attitudes than he had anticipated. As the two struggle...

Duration: 01:00:17


Tracy Crow and Jerri Bell : Live at Politics and Prose

8/11/2017
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Women have officially been allowed to serve in the military since 1917, but they’ve fought in America’s wars since the Revolution. In this illuminating anthology of women’s writings about their experiences in war, editors Bell, a retired naval officer and the managing editor of O-Dark-Thirty, and Crow, a former Marine Corps officer and the author of Eyes Right, present a wide range of excerpts from diaries, letters, oral histories, pension depositions, and published and unpublished...

Duration: 00:58:40


Ann Hornaday : Live at Politics and Prose

8/4/2017
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To get the most out of a film, Hornaday argues, viewers need to be as actively engaged in watching it as the filmmakers were in creating it. Film critic for The Washington Post, Hornaday guides us through the movie-making process and shows how to break down a film into its seven fundamental parts. For each component—screenplay, acting, production design, cinematography, editing, sound and music, and direction—she suggests key questions to ask and draws examples from a wide range of classic...

Duration: 01:07:02


Angela J. Davis: Live at Politics and Prose

7/28/2017
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This timely and important collection of essays by writers including Bryan Stevenson, Sherrilyn Ifill, and Jeremy Travis, examines the role of racism in the country’s criminal justice system and reports on the recent killings of black men and boys by police. Edited by Angela J. Davis, a long-time civil rights activist, advocate for prison inmates, professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law, and author of Arbitrary Justice, the book discusses issues such as racial...

Duration: 01:06:49


Matthew Klam: Live at Politics and Prose

7/21/2017
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Klam won awards, acclaim, and a spot on The New Yorker’s “Twenty Best Fiction Writers in America under 40” list for Sam the Cat, his nervy, ironic debut collection of seven long stories. Coming sixteen years later, his first novel is a richly evocative study of passion and family as well as a sharply satirical look at today’s mass-consumer society. Unfolding during an artists’ conference at a seaside getaway, the story focuses on Rich and Amy, a cartoonist and student of narrative...

Duration: 00:53:16


Alexandra Fuller: Live at Politics and Prose

7/14/2017
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Duration: 01:04:42


Nina George: Live At Politics and Prose

7/7/2017
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Duration: 01:01:49


Don Winslow: Live at Politics and Prose

6/30/2017
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After eighteen years in the NYPD, Denny Malone is the star of its elite force. He has an outstanding record and seems to have risen above the city’s ever-present corruption. In fact, he’s far from clean. He and his partners made off with millions in drugs and cash after a recent bust—and federal investigators are suspicious. Malone can’t confess without bringing down half the force, and now isn’t the time to do that. A rash of racial incidents is threatening to explode, and every cop is...

Duration: 00:51:19


Manal Al-Sharif: Live At Politics and Prose

6/23/2017
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One of the Middle East’s most prominent women’s right activists, Manal al-Sharif grew up in a modest family in Mecca. Devout in her youth, she didn’t associate with non-Muslims and destroyed her brother’s cassettes of forbidden music. But by her twenties she was working as a computer security engineer for Aramco. Her professional status didn’t exempt her from restrictive rules on women’s behavior, and she was required to have her brother chaperone her on business trips. Her frustration...

Duration: 00:54:28


Ali Soufan: Live at Politics and Prose

6/16/2017
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Duration: 01:10:27


Brooke Gladstone: Live at Politics and Prose

6/9/2017
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With the explosion of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” not to mention a president who communicates via “diversion” tweets, “trial balloon” tweets, and “deflection” tweets, even the most basic notion of reality feels under assault in this new media landscape. In a frank and incisive discussion of both traditional and new media in the age of Trump, Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of On the Media, expands on the Peabody Award-winning radio show and podcast’s mission of demystifying...

Duration: 00:54:18


Race In America Today Panel 2017: Live at Politics and Prose

6/2/2017
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Duration: 01:43:13


Amy Goldstein: Live at Politics and Prose

5/26/2017
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Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein examines the impact of the Great Recession, and subsequent closing of the local GM plant, in Paul Ryan's hometown of Janesville, WI.

Duration: 01:06:50


David Grann- Live At Politics and Prose

5/22/2017
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Duration: 00:49:16


Richard Rothstein with Ta-Nehisi Coates: Live at Politics and Prose

5/19/2017
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Duration: 01:20:49


Cory Doctorow: Live At Politics and Prose

5/12/2017
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Duration: 00:53:18


Climate Change Teach-In: Live at Politics and Prose

4/28/2017
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Todd Stern, Dave Levitan, Jamie Henn, and Kristen Gunther discuss the state of Climate Change science and policy then take questions from the audience. Live at Politics & Prose is a co-production of Slate and Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Duration: 01:27:12


Dr. Willie Parker: Live at Politics and Prose

4/22/2017
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Duration: 01:05:09


Helene Cooper: Live At Politics and Prose

4/14/2017
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Duration: 00:51:37


John A. Farrell: Live at Politics and Prose

4/7/2017
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Duration: 00:59:33

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