The Political and the Poetical

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Harry Markopolos tells us about the years he spent investigating Bernard Madoff, and how the SEC ignored all the red flags he'd raised about Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Then, William Kentridge discusses his career and the new stunning exhibit of his work at MoMA. And Chang-Rae Lee talks about his latest novel The Surrendered. And, Richard Holmes explains how the Romantic era influenced scientists.

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No One Would Listen

Harry Markopolos talks about his years spent investigating Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While much has been written about Madoff's scam, few know how Markopolos and his team uncovered it years before it unraveled. In No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, Markopolos details how ...

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William Kentridge

Artists William Kentridge discusses his career and the exhibition “Five Themes,” on view at the Museum of Modern Art, a survey of nearly 30 years of his work, which combines the political and the poetic. The exhibition also includes works related to the artist’s staging and ...

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The Surrendered

Chang-Rae Lee discusses his latest novel The Surrendered. Lee weaves together a story of three people in the aftermath of the Korean War, and he weaves a profound meditation on the nature of heroism and sacrifice, the power of love, and the possibilities for mercy, salvation, and surrendering oneself to another.

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The Age of Wonder

Richard Holmes tells the history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. In The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, he looks at the ...

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