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Monday, March 22, 2010

Harper's magazine Senior Editor Luke Mitchell looks at last night's passage of the health care bill. Then, Tim O'Brien talks about the 20th anniversary of his classic The Things They Carried. And Michael Countryman and David Furr discuss their roles in Bill Cain's new play "Equivocation." Plus, we'll look at the role cotton played in the lives of African Americans before and after the Civil War.

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Health Care Reform

With last night's passage of the health care bill, Luke Mitchell, Senior Editor of Harper’s Magazine, explains what the next steps are as the legislation becomes law.

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The Things They Carried

Tim O’Brien discusses The Things They Carried on the twentieth anniversary of its publication. The book remains a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

Event: Tim O'Brien will be reading, answering questions, and signing books
Monday, March 22, at 7:00 pm
Barnes ...

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Michael Countryman and David Furr discuss their roles in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Bill Cain’s new play "Equivocation." The play begins when King James’ right hand man commissions William Shakespeare to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and ...

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Cotton and Race

Gene Dattel explains how the relationship between cotton and the African American experience has been central to the history of the country, and central to America’s legacy of slavery and discrimination. His book Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power describes how ...

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Leonard's Questions: Tim O'Brien

If Tim O'Brien had one day left in New York City, how would he spend it? Find out here! 


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