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  • Watch the video here . Russell Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of World , “a masterpiece of storytelling and first-rate intellectual history” ( Wall Street Journal ) of the forgotten and mythologized Dutch colony… more

  • Watch the video here . Acclaimed for synthesizing historical insight with wit and exuberance, Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for The Radicalism of the American Revolution , a rollicking and… more

  • Watch the video here . “One of the finest poets of our time” ( Ebony ), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds ; and  Quilting… more

  • Watch the video here . The host of MSNBC’s popular news and commentary program Hardball , Chris Matthews is one of America’s most familiar media faces. A former longtime syndicated print media columnist, staffer for several Democratic members of… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me , a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Mary Richardson Graham John Hodgman played the role of “PC” in the Apple vs. PC commercials, served alternately as the “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,… more

  • Watch the video here . *In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II , and 2016’s… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the National Book… more

  • Watch the video here . William Taubman won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era , a portrait of the Soviet leader “unlikely to be surpassed any time soon in either richness or… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Meg Wolitzer , bestselling author of The Interestings among many novels. A writer for The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon, Angels and Ages: A… more

  • Watch the video here . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern , Stephen Greenblatt is widely acclaimed as the father of New Historicism, which strives to understand works of literature… more

  • Watch the video here . With a career spanning four decades, 26 studio albums, and untold scores of concerts, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the world’s most loved singer-songwriters. A prolific actor in a variety of television and film roles,… more

  • Military History Club | Benito Mussolini

    • Recorded Jul 19, 2017

    Join John Hemphill and the Military History Club for a discussion of Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Fascist Italy.

  • Watch the video here . Music historian Harvey Sachs’s many books include The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 , a biography of Arthur Rubenstein, and two collections of essays on musical subjects. He has written for dozens of newspapers,… more

  • Patricia Lockwood | Priestdaddy: A Memoir

    • Recorded Jun 13, 2017

    Watch the video here . Patricia Lockwood, “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), is the author of 2014’s groundbreaking Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals , a book of obscene, angry, funny verse that “is unforgettable, literally: once… more

  • Watch the video here . Military historian and journalist Thomas E. Ricks won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his Wall Street Journal series on U.S. defense spending in the post-Cold War era. His books include The Generals, The… more

  • Watch the video here . Blending dramatic historical narrative with critical interpretation in order to make surprising connections to contemporary political and cultural struggles, William Hogeland's three books on founding American history… more

  • Watch the video here . Paula Poundstone’s decades-long stand-up comedy career has included multiple HBO specials, an Emmy Award, two comedy albums, and an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. Renowned for her self-effacing wit and… more

  • Watch the video here . After more than 20 years of bringing attention to progressive issues underreported by the mainstream media, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! program now airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, more than 1,400… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak Gabourey Sidibe received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her debut role in the 2009 film Precious , based on the novel Push by Sapphire.… more