On a High Wire

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Find out just how precarious the financial situations of American families really are. Also: looking for something to read this summer? We kick off our annual Underappreciated literature series with the work of Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih! Plus, Adam Mansbach on his new novel. And a look at the rise of megachurches.

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Adam Mansbach

Are American Families Worse Off?

Just how precarious are American families’ financial situations right now? In his new book, High Wire, Los Angeles Times economic correspondent Peter Gosselin traces 25 years of shifting economic risk from business and government onto the backs of working families.

We’d like to know how the economic downturn is ...

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Underappreciated: Sudanese Author Tayeb Salih

We kick off our annual summer Underappreciated literature series with a look at the work of Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih. In 1967, Salih wrote a cornerstone of contemporary Arabic literature, Season of Migration to the North, a complex novel about a man who returns to the Sudan ...

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The End of the Jews

Adam Mansbach’s new novel, The End of the Jews, tells the stories of a young Jewish man in the 1930s, and a young Czech woman in the 1980s.

Event: Adam Mansbach will be in a conversation with Keith Gessen, hosted by
Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm

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The Rise of Megachurches

There are more than 1,250 megachurches across the U.S. We look at the rise of megachurches, and why some have described them as the most successful community-building institutions of modern times. Frances Fitzgerald is staff writer at the New Yorker; Conde Nast Portfolio contributing editor Karl Taro Greenfield recently wrote ...

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