Laura Mayer

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Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger Have High School Reunion at KGB Bar

Monday, November 07, 2011

Two famed poets, essayists and translators — Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger — recently read from new work at the True Story: Non-Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in the East Village. Listen to the audio here.


Janet Malcolm and Ian Frazier Talk Shop at The New Yorker Festival

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Journalist Janet Malcolm and New Yorker writer Ian Frazier discussed the nature of the journalist/interviewee relationship, the impact of technology on their work, and early writing projects at The New Yorker Festival.


Watch | Speaking with 9/11 Memorial Construction Workers

Friday, September 09, 2011


The 9/11 Memorial has been underway for the past three years — since the fall of 2008. In the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WNYC producers Laura Mayer and Stephen Nessen went down to the World Trade Center site to collect impressions and stories from the construction workers working on the memorial and towers.


Photographer Richard Drew Remembers 'The Falling Man'

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Richard Drew worked as a photographer for the Associated Press for 32 years before he took his most powerful image on Sept. 11, 2001. Drew has called "The Falling Man" “the most famous photograph no one has seen,” since many outlets refused to publish the photo in the wake of 9/11.

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Vital Organs: The Premier Performance of the Manton Memorial Pipe Organ

Friday, April 29, 2011

On Sunday, you can experience the sound of a pipe organ in Greenwich Village at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street.

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Talk to Me: Stranger Performances

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A large swatch of artist Laurel Nakadate's work features performances in which she performs acts with strangers—and videotapes them. Nakadate recently discussed her work at UnionDocs as part of New York's "Walls and Bridges" conference.


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.