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Monday, November 17, 2008

Proposition 8 was one of the most controversial issues on the ballots this year. Find out how the debates over sexuality are shaping American politics. Also: we pay tribute to the late actress Adrienne Shelley. Toni Morrison on her acclaimed new novel, A Mercy. And a look at how the front page of the New York Times has changed since its founding in 1851!

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Toni Morrison

New York Times Front Pages, 1851-2008

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, talks about what we can learn from how the front page of his newspaper has changed since its founding in 1851. More than 300 of the most important front pages have been published in a new book, The ...

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Sex in Crisis

Proposition 8, which passed in California on Election Day, was one of the most controversial issues on the ballots this year. Find out how debates over sexuality are shaping American politics. Dagmar Herzog’s new book is Sex in Crisis.

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Panel discussion, “Power & Sex: America’s War ...

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Remembering Adrienne Shelley

After actress and director Adrienne Shelley was murdered in 2006,her husband Andy Ostroy created the Adrienne Shelley Foundation to support female filmmakers. Ostroy and Cheryl Hines join Leonard to remember Shelley.

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The Adrienne Shelley Foundation is hosting a fundraiser gala
Mon. Nov. ...

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Toni Morrison’s Latest Novel

Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison’s new novel, A Mercy, examines the many different forms of slavery, and the emotional toll it takes on the people involved in it.

Event:
Toni Morrison will be speaking & reading
Mon. Nov. 17 at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble ...

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