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Miranda Shafer

Miranda Shafer appears in the following:

Talk to Me: Happy Endings, Modern Myths and Legends

Monday, May 23, 2011

WNYC

A recent Happy Ending Music and Reading Series focused on (modern) legends and beliefs. Listen to readings from Tea Obreht, Dean Bakopoulos, and Fernanda Eberstadt here.

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Talk to Me: From Russia with Love at the Greene Space

Friday, May 06, 2011

On a recent Tuesday, New York Public Radio's Jerome L. Greene Space hosted a literary salon as part of the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival. Download the talk, “From Russia with Love,” featuring Russian poetry, criticism, and classical music here.

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Talk to Me: The Yale Review Celebrates 100 Years

Friday, March 11, 2011

On a recent Saturday, "The Writers Studio Reading Series" celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Yale Review. Listen to Louise Glück, Caryl Phillips, Edmund White and Michael Cunningham read from their work at the event.

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Writers Discuss Dreams and Ambitions at Happy Ending

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The work of Jennifer Egan, Julia Holmes, Teddy Wayne and Elizabeth and the Catapult was on display at the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series last month.

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When Did Vampires Become So Hot?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When did the undead become so popular? Vampires used to lurk on the fringes of pop culture: but these days they are heroes, heartthrobs, and the family next door.

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Talk to Me: Scalding Debate at the Tea Party Panel

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

If anything could create a heated debate at 10 AM on a Saturday morning it would be politics. And of all the politics around, the Tea Party is almost guaranteed to fan the fire.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Pluto’s Best Frenemy

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WNYC

If you only know one thing about Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Director of the Hayden Planetarium at The American Museum of Natural History ) it is probably that he was the man who outraged a lot of people when he demoted Pluto—it’s not a planet anymore. 

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Living Next to the Enemy

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

In many countries that have been wracked by ethnic cleansing or a civil war, the victims of torture, and the people who tortured them, still live too close for comfort. 

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PEN World Voices Festival: Writers Behind Bars

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

PEN often advocates for writers wrongfully imprisoned for politically reasons, but also chose to devote a panel at its recent World Voices Festival to writers from the more traditional prison community.

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Jason Jones and Maziar Bahari Talk Iran--Again

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Jason Jones mocks news on The Daily Show, but it wasn't so funny when his interview with journalist Maziar Bahari helped land Bahair in jail.

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remember that old adage about not judging a book by its cover?  Turns out it’s true.

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Kashmir: The Final Cost of Constant Conflict

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Justine Hardy's In the Valley of the Mist takes us to Kashmir, a land of beauty and unceasing conflict.

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Lenny Kaye, Tunes for Tightly Wound People

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Patti Smith's lead guitarist riffs on speeding, dreaming, and playing on Patti's wavelength.

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The Problem with Being a Model Minority

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What does the term, "Asian-American," mean?  The Asia Society  invited a diverse group of panelists who reflect the changing face of Asian-Americans in America to tackle the topic.   The panel included the jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and New York City Controller John C. Liu.

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Bad News Sells Best

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Michael Cunningham and Gay Talese asked the big questions about truthful writing in the information age at the Morgan Library.

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Christopher Hitchens on Freedom from Fear

Monday, May 17, 2010

WNYC

Christopher Hitchens delivered the Pen World Voices Festival closing Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at Cooper Union

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Talk to Me: Are Delis Worth Saving?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Food writers David Sax and Arthur Schwartz kibbitz about the great American deli for an event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Listen to their discussion here.

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Global Voices at the PEN Festival

Monday, May 10, 2010

Opening night of the PEN World Voice Festival brought together literary superstars from around the world. Listen to an international selection of authors read in their native languages here.

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Talk to Me: Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare

Friday, May 07, 2010

In celebration of the bard's birthday, Cornelia Street Café hosted readings from William Shakespeare's sonnets. Listen to the readings and Elizabethan music here.

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Center for Fiction Honors Jamaica Kincaid

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jamaica Kincaid's coming-of-age novel Annie John received this year's Clifton Fadiman Medal from the Center for Fiction. Listen to Kincaid and novelist Jane Smiley talk about the book here.

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