The Americans

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Today we revisit the Cold War. First, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Neil Sheehan, who tells the story of the nuclear arms race through the work of one Air Force officer. Then Nicholas Thompson discusses two of the most influential U.S. Cold War strategists: Paul Nitze and George Kennan. Joyce Carol Oates talks about her latest novel Little Bird of Heaven. And Robert Frank, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and curator Jeff Rosenheim talk about a new exhibition of his groundbreaking work, The Americans, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Have you ever wondered how a word finds its way into the dictionary? Or who decides how a word is defined? Find out on Monday, October 5th, when you can ask your own questions about dictionaries, words, and how we use them, at our live show in the Jerome L. Greene Space. Submit your questions here!

Get tickets to Monday’s live show in the Greene Space here.