Robert Sullivan looks at the role New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania played in the American Revolutionary War. He talks about his adventure re-creating a heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. In his book My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78, Sullivan sets off on a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost “mountains,” and traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat.
Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant, says the warm winter may make for a bumper crop of mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry.
Irish “sessions” are intimate group performances that take place in pubs all over New York City. Based in the traditional Irish “seisiún,” these informal musical gatherings feature jigs, reels, hornpipes, and the occasional waltz. Writer and Vogue contributing editor Robert Sullivan and writer-musician Larry Kirwan of the Irish rock band Black 47 explain the history and vibrant present of the tradition.
Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant, talks about the abundant flora and fauna of New York City — where more bird species were found in Jamaica Bay than in Yellowstone and Yosemite combined.