Laura Mayer

Laura Mayer appears in the following:

Talk to Me: Story Prize: Short Stories, Big Prizes

Monday, March 07, 2011

Click hear to listen to the three Story Prize finalists—Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li and Suzanne Rivecca—read from their work.


Talk to Me: Zadie Smith and Gemma Sieff

Monday, February 07, 2011

WNYC recently attended a conversation between novelist, professor and critic Zadie Smith and her new editor at Harper's, Gemma Sieff.

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True Story Non-Fiction: Vivian Gornick on Work

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

At last month's True Story: Non-Fiction at KGB Bar, famed essayist, journalist and critic Vivian Gornick talked about womanhood, working and life as a woman worker. Click here to listen.


Authors Tackle the Hip-Hop Economy and Riot Grrrls at KGB Bar

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

In the latest episode of KGB's non-fiction reading series, Dan Charnas reads from his forthcoming book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop," and Sara Marcus reads from her book "Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrl Movement Revolution."


True Story Non-Fiction: Moustafa Bayoumi

Friday, October 08, 2010

In the latest episode of KGB's non-fiction reading series, Moustafa Bayoumi read from his book, "How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America."

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Joshua Foer and Francine Prose

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The opening night of this season's True Story: The KGB Nonfiction Reading Series—a, you guessed it, nonfiction reading series at KGB bar—explored memory, record-keeping and truth, with Joshua Foer (reading from his forthcoming book "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remember Everything"), and Francine Prose (with a selection from "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife"). The readers were introduced by one of the series' curators, Anna Wainwright.


Eating during Wartime: Sumptuous Stories from Annia Ciezadlo and Nathan Deuel

Friday, June 18, 2010

Even in wartime, you have to eat, and two writers tell us how they lived and dined in the Middle East at a reading at KGB.



Traveling Friends: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt on Harlem and Alice Albinia on the Indus River Valley

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Writers Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt and Alice Albinia both write about their journeys and, appropriately enough, met in India while travelling. A mutual acquaintance suggested that Sharifa contact Alice and one day, despite not being in the habit of contacting strangers, she called Alice. They’ve been friends ever since, and joined together to read from their respective works at True Story: The KGB Bar's Nonfiction Reading Series. 



Bird Brains

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We know birds sing in courtship, but Ofer Tchernichovski, a professor of Biology at CUNY, has been researching the way in which songbirds learn their “language” of song, while drawing some comparisons to human culture along the way. 



The Cosmos: What do We Really Know

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Rubin Museum of Art’s Brainwave series pairs neuroscientists with artists and visionaries from multiple disciplines for lively discussions about how our minds work and how we perceive the world.




Talk to Me: Big Money for Short Stories

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Story Prize recognizes one author's collection of short fiction with a $20,000 award. Listen to this year's finalists read from their works.


Talk To Me: Laurie Anderson's Favorite 'Wrong Science'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Art-rocker Laurie Anderson talked about feeling like a god and "wrong sciences" for the Rubin Museum's Brainwave series. Stream the talk here for free.


Winterson And Homes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Several countries have banned their writing. At a recent event, the pair discussed their controversial pieces. Listen now.


Talk to Me: Emitting Ecstatic Energy

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Writer and composer John Adams' discusses Carl Jung's paintings. and travels in the unconscious mind. Stream the conversation here.


Talk To Me: Pushcart Prize-Winners at Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Writers including  Kate Walbert and Marie Howe read dramatic, hilarious, heart-breaking works. Stream their readings here.


Talk to Me: A Graphic Designer Gets Graphic

Friday, January 08, 2010

Stefan Sagmeister, award-winning artist and graphic designer, joined Jungian analyst-in-training Patricia Llosa for The Red Book Dialogues at The Rubin Museum.

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Talk To Me: A Psychic Debates Jung's Sanity

Friday, January 08, 2010

Psychic Pattie Canova performs a tarot card reading for long-dead Carl Jung. Stream the results of her reading here.

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Pushcart Prize-Winners at Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Four Pushcart Prize-winning writers took to the (very, very dim stage) at (Le) Poisson Rouge last month to read from their award-winning works.


Talk To Me: Velvet Underground

Friday, December 11, 2009

Before Warhol, before raucous live shows, before they made the pages of Rolling Stone, the Velvet Underground was a scrappy operation, playing their first paying gig in a New Jersey high school 44 years ago today.


The Year in Music and Branding

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Soundcheck asked Josh Rabinowitz, senior vice president and director of music at Grey Group, for a list of the best in music and branding in 2008. And because Josh works so fast, he gave us two! (See above: He ...

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