Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate was on the show recently to talk about his two latest books -- one is a collection of personal essays and the other is advice on writing and teaching. He also revealed his love of "Friday Night Lights."
Author Phillip Lopate discusses his latest books, Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of personal essays on memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage, and New York’s storied past and present, and To Show and to Tell, which combines more than 40 years of lessons from his career as a writer and professor in a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.
Only on rare occasions do the inhabitants of New York touch the water, and usually, it’s because the water is being brought to them through a strange meteorological event like a hurricane. Phillip Lopate is an American film critic, essayist, fiction writer, poet, teacher, and lifelong New Yorker who's well-acquainted with Manhattan’s peculiar relationship with the water.
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For our latest Underappreciated segment, Phillip Lopate discusses William Dean Howells’ 1890 novel A Hazard of New Fortunes, set in New York City in the late 19th century. The novel describes political tensions, social inequality, and urban landscapes all of which are still visible in present day New York, if slightly transformed. The novel follows Basil March and his family as they adjust after a move from Boston, and as he co-founds a magazine named “Every Other Week.”
Phillip Lopate is a fan of Shakira. Find out some of his other favorite picks after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Director Sasha Waters Freyer, writer Phillip Lopate, and Angus Johnston talk about “Chekhov for Children,” a documentary about the 1979 staging on Broadway of Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” by New York City 5th and 6th graders, directed by Phillip Lopate and starring Angus Johnson. It explores the interplay between art and life for a dozen friends across 30 years. “Chekhov for Children” is screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, October 21, at 6:30 pm.
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Phillip Lopate discusses his novel Confessions of Summer.
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