Friday, February 22, 2013
By Charis Conn
The writer, critic, editor, filmmaker, television pioneer, and broadcaster Gilbert Seldes comments on censorship, a favorite topic, in this 1953 broadcast of The Lively Arts.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about Going Clear, his book about Scientology. He also told us what he's been reading, listening to and eating. Find out what he's a fan of!
Monday, December 31, 2012
When a "member of the opposition" said that he had read Ted Sorensen's new book, Kennedy, and that he didn't like it very much, Sorenson replied that he was surprised, because "I didn't know you could read." Thus the sharp-tongued attorney and political advisor begins his talk before a 1965 Book and Authors Luncheon.
Friday, November 23, 2012
"Like a stopped clock," the author Lewis Mumford asserts in this 1961 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, he has been exactly right twice.
Friday, June 22, 2012
By Jad Abumrad : Host, Radiolab
UPDATE: A more recent statement regarding Jonah Lehrer can be found here.
Recently, our friend and contributor Jonah Lehrer has come under fire for what some have called "self plagiarism."
The notion that Jonah is a "plagiarist" is beyond ridiculous. And the way in which some journalists are jumping up and down, claiming he's no longer a "writer" but an "idea man" or an example of "male arrogance"...that's just plain ugly. There are some useful conversations that can come from this, namely, what does it mean to be a print journalist in the 21st century? What are the rules? I'll let the print journalists have that conversation.
What I personally hope doesn't get lost in all the hand waving is Jonah Lehrer's body of work. He's one of the most stunningly original voices I've ever encountered. I knew it the moment I first read Proust Was A Neuroscientist. That's why we've had Jonah on the show 17 times, by my count. And that's why we will have him on again, and again, because he explores and explains with the best of them. And we like to work with the best.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
It’s been one year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. All week, The Takeaway is talking to Gulf Coast residents about how the spill has affected their lives. Today, we check in with Southern writer Rick Bragg, author of "All Over but the Shoutin."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
By Sarah Muller
The author shows off his book collection to Stacked.TV. Watch the video!