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Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler appears in the following:

Jamaica Kincaid on James Baldwin: "Love is Something You Do"

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Every African-American household ought to have a complete collection of James Baldwin's work," says the author Jamaica Kincaid. In what would be his 90th year, Baldwin is being recognized for his lasting impact as a writer and activist. Kincaid talks about the year-long celebration.

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Medical Wonder Cabinet

Friday, October 04, 2013

The New York Academy of Medicine is holding a "Festival of Medical History and the Arts" on Saturday. Journalist Lawrence Weschler will present one of his “Wonder Cabinets” – a series of panels and lectures on the body and illness.

Weschler previews the event with two participants: Jane Gauntlett, performer, writer, producer and co-founder of the Sublime & Ridiculous theater company inspired by her experience with epilepsy, and Riva Lehrer, born with spina bifida and a current artist and lecturer in anatomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Love & Let Die

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, and Diane Meier, chief executive officer of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and professor of geriatrics, internal medicine and medical ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discuss Saturday's symposium exploring the question of prolonging life in an era of limited resources.

 

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Lawrence Weschler on the Fiction of Non-Fiction

Friday, February 15, 2013

Joseph Mitchell and Ryszard Kapuscinski created some of the most celebrated narrative non-fiction of this century; full of indelible characters, scenes, and dialogue. But both have been dogged by accusations that they doctored dialogue, manufactured scenes and created composite characters. In an interview that originally aired in December 2010, Bob talks with celebrated narrative non-fiction writer Lawrence Weschler about great writers and questionable facts. 

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In Solitary

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, Breyten Breytenbach, poet, painter, human rights activist, author of a memoir about his seven-year imprisonment in Apartheid South Africa, The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, and Taylor Pendergrass, senior staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union and co-author of Boxed In, discuss Saturday's symposium exploring the theme of solitary confinement.

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Narrative Threads

Monday, January 02, 2012

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, revisits some of his past "adventures," in essays on topics ranging from digital imagery to human rights in the Balkans and Rwanda. 

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Narrative Threads

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, revisits some of his past "adventures" in essays on topics ranging from digital imagery to human rights in the Balkans and Rwanda.

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The Memory Industry

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU,  Ian Buruma, frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard, and Kanan Makiya, professor of Middle East studies at Brandeis University, take a critical look at our urge to commemorate.  All three will participate in the all-day symposium "Second Thoughts on the Memory Industry" Saturday, May 7th at NYU.

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Egypt's Labor Unions Galvanize Protest Movement, Spark Economic Fears

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In a move that futher galvanized Egypt's protesters, thousands of Egyptian labors union members held sit-ins and strikes on Wednesday that were expected to continue through the week. Union members have not called for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, instead airing their frustration with low wages and the Egyptian government in general.

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Everything That Rises

Friday, April 28, 2006

Lawrence Weschler sees amazing patterns and provocative echoes in images that shouldn't share anything in common -- like a photo from Ground Zero and a Rembrandt painting. The results are eerie and possibly profound -- but Weschler wants us to figure out what it all means.

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Lawrence Weschler on Tricks of the Trade

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about the sometimes-secret techniques that make art appealing. 

Weschler is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including Boggs: A Comedy of ValuesCalamity of Exiles, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. He is also director of the New York Institute of the ...

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Jack Handey, Backpacks, Tricks of the Trade

Saturday, February 23, 2002

We unlock some tricks of the artistic trade — the secret mechanisms that help creative people create. Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about how the Old Masters may have used lenses and mirrors to revolutionize painting. Comedy writer Jack Handey shows that some of the best tricks give ...

Authenticity, Imposters, Stamps

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction.

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Lawrence Weschler on Authenticity

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction. 

Weschler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including Boggs: A Comedy of ValuesCalamity of Exiles, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. He teaches courses in the fiction of non-fiction at Sarah Lawrence ...

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Authenticity, Dreams, Imposters

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction.

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Lawrence Weschler on Authenticity

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction. 

Weschler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including Boggs: A Comedy of Values, Calamity of Exiles, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. He teaches courses in the fiction of ...

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