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.
Psychology and behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely, bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, discusses his latest work Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles.
Internationally renowned Chinese poet Chuan Xi reads and talks with contemporary American writer, essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger about the poet's first collection to appear in English, Notes on the Mosquito: Selected Poems.
Political commentator, former advisor to the McCain-Palin presidential campaign and The View's cohost Nicolle Wallace is interviewed by Bianna Golodryga, former Good Morning America co-anchor, about Wallace's novel Madam President.
This bestselling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes listeners step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
Hidden truths surrounding U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to the rise of Mao lie at the core in author James Bradley's (Flags of Our Fathers) new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia.
Actor Alan Alda joins his wife Arlene Alda in a discussion of her new book Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was. A special invitation is extended to teachers (seven listed in book) in celebration of Educator Appreciation Week.