Israel; Capturing Tribal Cultures on Film; Daniel Menaker's Life at The New Yorker; UNICEF

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit looks at Israel's past and present dilemmas. Globe-trotting photographer Jimmy Nelson talks about capturing the ways of life, art, and traditions of tribal cultures around the world. And Daniel Menaker talks about his career at The New Yorker, where he began as a fact-checker and later became an editor at the beloved magazine. Caryl Stern, the president and CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF talks about what she’s learned from children around the world.

Ari Shavit's Promised Land

Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit looks at Israel's past and present dilemmas in My Promised Land.




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Capturing Images Before They Pass Away

Jimmy Nelson talks about photographing tribal cultures around the world, societies he feels should be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. His book Before They Pass Away includes images of customs and artifacts, and portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they hope will be passed on to future generations.

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Daniel Menaker on Life and The New Yorker

Daniel Menaker discusses beginning his career as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. He was promoted to editor and he stayed at the magazine for another 24 years. InMy Mistake: A Memoir, he portrays life in that wonderfully strange place and beyond. He offers wry, hilarious observations on publishing, child-rearing, parent-losing, and the writing life.


Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, talks about her travels around the world and the powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons she’s learned about life. I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World’s Children reflects her—and UNICEF's—mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 19,000 each day to zero. From Bangladesh, Mozambique, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Brazilian Amazon, she weaves together history, an account of the humanitarian crises at issue, and depictions of the people she meets on the ground.

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