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Monday, January 14, 2013

Ping Fu talks about her remarkable journey escaping the Chinese Cultural Revolution to becoming an entrepreneurial leader in the United States. National Book Award Winner Deidre Bair discusses her new biography of iconic New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg. We’ll get a preview of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Plus, Glenn Croston explains how we misinterpret risk.

Bend, Not Break: From China to America

Ping Fu talks about growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution and how she made her way to the United States to become an entrepreneurial leader.

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Saul Steinberg: A Biography

National Book Award winner Deidre Bair discusses the life and work of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker's most iconic artists. Saul Steinberg: A Biography reveals one of the most fascinating lives and influential artists of the 20th century.


Under the Radar Festival

Mark Russell, director of the Under the Radar Festival, talks about the festival, which tracks new theater from around the world. The Under the Radar Festival runs January 9-20 at The Public Theater.


The Real Story of Risk

Glenn Croston explains the risks we face every day in the world and why we're not good at dealing with common risks in our lives. For example, heart disease is responsible for one in five deaths, but we more often worry about rare events like shark attacks (one in a million) and airplane crashes (one in twenty thousand). His book The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World  investigates what accounts for our poor ability to perceive and react to the risks that really matter.

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