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Rebecca Solnit

Author of River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

Rebecca Solnit appears in the following:

Post-Disaster Communities

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rebeca Solnit, historian, activist, and author of several books including A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, discusses the history of how disasters create communities in the context of our post-Sandy reality-and what climate change activists should do now.

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A Paradise Built in Hell

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rebecca Solnit investigates why in the aftermath of a disaster people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave. In A Paradise Built in Hell, she looks at the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco to 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, among other crises, and describes how disasters can bring about social possibilities ...

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Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The strange, subjective nature of time -- from a sped-up spin through childhood, to a really, really slowed-down Beethoven symphony. 

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Pedal Steel, Gunslingers, Desert

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Kurt Andersen and writer Rebecca Solnit look at the American West as our favorite mythic landscape. We hear the sweet strains of pedal steel guitar and revel in the B-movie grandeur of spaghetti westerns. The show visits Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, huge concrete tubes she plunked into the Utah desert. ...

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Special Guest: Rebecca Solnit

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the historian Rebecca Solnit get seduced by the cultural landscape of the American West.

Rebecca Solnit has dedicated her career to the American landscape. She helped re-photograph the sites made famous by Ansel Adams, to see how the Western vistas have changed. As a writer, art critic, ...

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