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Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.

Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.
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New York, United States

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Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.

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@nypl

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English

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212-592-7717


Episodes

Nasty Women

10/18/2017
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The co-editors of the essay collection Nasty Women along with select contributors to it explore the complications of being an American woman in 2017. Featuring Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, with Kera Bolonik, Zerlina Maxwell, and Meredith Talusan. Moderated by Jezebel founder Anna Holmes.

Duration: 01:16:34


Mike Wallace, Greater Gotham

10/10/2017
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Twenty years in the making, Greater Gotham is Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace's follow-up to his 1999 Gotham. He spoke about the New York City history, which covers 1898 to 1918, with the New Yorker's Jelani Cobb.

Duration: 01:00:28


Salman Rushdie, The Golden House

10/3/2017
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The Booker Prize–winning novelist discusses his twelfth, and most recent, novel, The Golden House.

Duration: 01:17:58


Jesmyn Ward on 'Sing, Unburied, Sing'

9/26/2017
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The National Book Award–winning author spoke at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture about her most recent novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing. She was joined by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Duration: 00:55:17


Atul Gawande & Elizabeth Alexander

9/19/2017
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Two writers, two beautiful books, both on the subject of death. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal examines the lengths modern medicine must go to better humanize the final stages of our lives. Elizabeth Alexander's The Light of the World is the memoir of her husband Ficre's sudden and unexpected death, and Alexander's process of grieving and rebuilding that followed it.

Duration: 01:11:38


Kurt Andersen, Fantasyland

9/12/2017
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The host and co-creator of Studio 360 discusses his new book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, a 500-Year History. He spoke with NYU professor Kwame Anthony Appiah. Andersen argues that the roots of our post-truth, alternative facts present can be discovered in America's "promiscuous devotion to the untrue" and its instinct to believe in make believe, evident across four centuries of magical thinkers and true believers, hucksters and suckers, who have embedded an appetite for...

Duration: 00:57:22


Raoul Peck, "I Am Not Your Negro"

9/5/2017
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The filmmaker speaks about his groundbreaking documentary I Am Not Your Negro at the Schomburg Center with the Schomburg's Director, Kevin Young and LIVE from the NYPl's Paul Holdengräber.

Duration: 01:10:21


Ayobami Adebayo on her debut novel "Stay With Me"

8/29/2017
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The Nigerian writer discusses her debut novel, Stay With Me, the haunting tale of a young couple whose childless marriage tears them apart. It was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and hailed by Michiko Kakutani as "powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking."

Duration: 00:46:14


Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning

8/22/2017
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Kendi discussed his National Book Award–winning work on the history of racist ideas in America with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the Director Emeritus of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Duration: 01:18:32


Noam Chomsky and Wallace Shawn: Rigorous Rationality

8/15/2017
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MIT linguist, philosopher, and political theorist Noam Chomsky, in conversation with actor Wallace Shawn.

Duration: 01:20:19


How Judy Collins Conquered Her Cravings

8/8/2017
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Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and best-selling author Judy Collins. It was that last credit that brought her to the Library back in February, to celebrate the publication of her most recent book, Cravings.

Duration: 01:01:06


Lynn Nottage & Sweat

8/1/2017
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright was joined in May by members of the Broadway cast of Sweat to talk about the play and the issues behind it at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Duration: 01:06:41


Immigrant Stories—Min Jin Lee with Simon Winchester

7/25/2017
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Best-selling novelist Min Jin Lee on her latest book, the ups and downs of her career, the history of Koreans in Japan, and the treatment of Asians in America.

Duration: 01:01:19


Phillip Glass, Words Without Music

7/18/2017
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Philip Glass is a giant of twentieth-century American music, arguably of the most influential composers of his time. He spoke with LIVE from the NYPL’s Paul Holdengräber last June about his memoir "Words Without Music." It is a riveting record of a life very well lived, and a fascinating conversation with a legendary artist.

Duration: 01:22:00


Janet Mock, Surpassing Certainty

7/11/2017
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Writer, activist, and podcast host Janet Mock joins for a discussion of her second memoir, Surpassing Certainty. She's interviewed by Lisa Lucas, the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. The two talked about everything from Mock’s time in the publishing industry to her work in a Honolulu strip club, from spam recipes and Zara dresses to the influence of writers like Maya Angelou and Zora Neale Hurston.

Duration: 00:56:31


Inside the Work and Mind of Nick Cave

7/4/2017
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One of contemporary art's most towering figures guides us through his astonishing new exhibition at MASS MoCA.

Duration: 00:50:30


David Grann

6/27/2017
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In the 1920s, the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma become oil millionaires after black gold was discovered under their land. Discover the stories of the mysterious that followed and one of the FBI's earliest investigations.

Duration: 00:49:21


Tracy K. Smith, New U.S. Poet Laureate

6/20/2017
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Tracy K. Smith was named 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate last week. In 2016 she came by the Library to discuss her memoir, Ordinary Light.

Duration: 00:37:40


Jelani Cobb, The Half-Life of Freedom (Part 2: Demagogues of American History)

6/15/2017
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This week, the second part of Jelani Cobb's lecture on politics, journalism, and history entitled "The Half-Life of Freedom: The Demagogues of American History."

Duration: 01:04:39


Jelani Cobb, The Half-Life of Freedom

6/13/2017
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New Yorker staff writer and Columbia Journalism School professor Jelani Cobb delivers a lecture on politics, journalism, and history entitled "The Half-Life of Freedom." This episode is part 1: "The Media and Alternative Facts."

Duration: 01:05:59

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