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  • Watch the video here . A lexicographer for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Kory Stamper discusses the subtleties of the English language in the venerable volume’s popular “Ask the Editor” video series. Her writing has appeared in The Washington… more

  • Roxane Gay | Difficult Women

    • Recorded Mar 24, 2017

    Watch the video here . Roxane Gay’s “commanding debut” ( The New Yorker ) novel An Untamed State , the tale of a willful Haitian kidnap victim, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of the acclaimed… more

  • Chris Hayes | A Colony in a Nation

    • Recorded Mar 23, 2017

    Watch the video here . Chris Hayes is the titular host of MSNBC’s news and opinion show All In with Chris Hayes . Formerly a frequent fill-in for Rachel Maddow and the host of the weekend morning show Up with Chris Hayes , in 2013 he became the… more

  • Watch the video here . “Almost unfairly gifted both as a writer of living, luminous prose and as a tireless researcher” ( Time ), Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a knight in the… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Andy Kahan, director, author events In addition to the reams of Cheech and Chong comedy albums and films he and his partner wrote and starred in, Cheech Marin, half of the eponymous Grammy-winning… more

  • Watch the video here . “At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from… more

  • Watch the video here . “One of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” ( New York Times ), Mohsin Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke , a  New York Times  Notable Book of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist; the novel  The… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Maureen Fitzgerald, Food Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer One of America’s most beloved food writers, Melissa Clark writes the New York Times column “A Good Appetite” and hosts its weekly complementary… more

  • Watch the video here . The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of the group… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Carmen Machado, author of the forthcoming story collection Her Body and Other Parties . Yiyun Li’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers , won… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events Popularly beloved as “Judy Blue Eyes,” eclectic singer-songwriter Judy Collins has delighted audiences for decades with such albums as A Maid of Constant… more

  • Watch the video here . Christina Baker Kline is the author of The Orphan Train , the no. 1 New York Times bestseller and 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection. Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be , and Sweetwater .… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with John Timpane Elizabeth LaBan  is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife , The Tragedy Paper , and  The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and her… more

  • Watch the video here . Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She has… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of Forbes ’ 21 new American money masters, Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth, a website devoted to helping women manage their… more

  • Watch the video here . Mark Danielewski is best known for his 2000 debut novel House of Leaves , a profoundly unconventional love story of terror, claustrophobia, and a house that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, and for the… more

  • George Saunders | Lincoln in the Bardo*

    • Recorded Feb 14, 2017

    Watch the video here . Having garnered wide readership and critical praise for his surreal, darkly funny fiction, “it’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction” ( The Wall… more

  • Watch the video here . “Perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) living philosopher” ( New York Times ), Daniel C. Dennett is the author of a score of books that explore the intersection of human consciousness and evolutionary biology,… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with comedian Doogie Horner Jason Rekulak is the publisher of Philadelphia-based Quirk Books, where he has overseen acquisition of a number of, well, very quirky books, including the no. 1 New York Times… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. MSNBC Contributor Possessed of “intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with… more