WNYC recently attended a conversation between novelist, professor and critic Zadie Smith and her new editor at Harper's, Gemma Sieff.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Several countries have banned their writing. At a recent event, the pair discussed their controversial pieces. Listen now.
Writer and composer John Adams' discusses Carl Jung's paintings. and travels in the unconscious mind. Stream the conversation here.
Stefan Sagmeister, award-winning artist and graphic designer, joined Jungian analyst-in-training Patricia Llosa for The Red Book Dialogues at The Rubin Museum.
Psychic Pattie Canova performs a tarot card reading for long-dead Carl Jung. Stream the results of her reading here.
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.
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.