New Yorker critic and author David Denby joins us for a discussion about the state of cinema, habits of moviegoers and direction of the film industry, areas of exploration in his provocative collection of essays called Do the Movies Have a Future?
Sonia Taitz reads from The Watchmaker's Daughter, a coming-of-age story about a daughter of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants and Holocaust survivors, and discusses her book and the memoir writing genre with bestselling novelist Caroline Leavitt.
Bronx-born Janet Grossbach Mayer is a New York City high school English teacher with 51 years experience. Her new book As Bad As They Say? chronicles the lives of 8 of her students she considers heroes for changing the stereotype of Bronx teenagers.
Tonight is a special night of fiction readings by emerging writers. Interview editor-at-large Christopher Bollen reads from his debut novel Lightning People and James Frey collaborator on I Am Number Four Jobie Hughes reads from his novel At Dawn.
Jami Attenberg reads from her new novel, The Middlesteins, a portrait of a midwestern Jewish family caught up in a tug of war between passion and obligation. Afterwards she will discuss her work with J. Courtney Sullivan, author of the novel Maine.
A hit-and-run accident sends the lives of both driver and victim into unforeseen trajectories in a family drama set against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and 1970s California.On the morning that Nina and Asher Tellers marriage falls apart in their Southern Californian kitchen, their young …
A hit-and-run accident sends the lives of both driver and victim into unforeseen trajectories in a family drama set against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and 1970s California.On the morning that Nina and Asher Tellers marriage falls apart in their Southern Californian kitchen, their young daughter, Hannah, is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that will leave her leg in a cast for much of the next decade. Ninas next husband introduces her to nudism and soon suggests they plunge further into the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Meanwhile, the remorseful driver, Martin, tries to bury his dark secret under the flashing lights and ringing bells of Las Vegas.The Nakeds is an absorbing, darkly comical story of love and desire, of forgiveness and the unforgivable, and the truths we sometimes hide underneath our very own skin.
Mia Alvar of In the Country, characters shaped by a dislocation from the people they love most; Sara Novic of the Girl at War, the impact of war on her life; and Boris Fishman of A Replacement Life, a novel that turns the classic saga sideways.
Professor Pamela Newkirk describes Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, a Congolese "pygmy" exhibited at the St. Louis World's fair. She is in conversation with James McBride (The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother).
Reynold Levy shares his inside view, garnered from the dozen years as Lincoln Center president, in They Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center.
Theater critic Peter Filichia is joined by Tom Santopietro, author of the new book about The Sound of Music, in a conversation introducing the former's new book Great Parade: Broadway's Astounding, Never-to-be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season.