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  • In conversation with Dorothy Roberts One of the country’s foremost authorities in civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, race, and the law, Kimberlé Crenshaw is a law professor at UCLA and Columbia Law School, where in 1996 she founded the… more

  • In conversation with comedian Chanel Ali Referred to by Amy Schumer as “the funniest, smartest person I know,” Sarah Cooper is best known for her hilarious lip-syncing videos of Donald Trump sound bites. The author of 100 Tricks to Appear Smart… more

  • In conversation with Heather Marold Thomason, Butcher & Founder of Primal Supply “The cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food” ( The New York Times ), Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the author of 15 beloved culinary… more

  • In conversation with Sheila Murnaghan, chair of the classics department at the University of Pennsylvania “A cultural landmark” ( The Guardian ), Emily Wilson ’s 2017 translation of The Odyssey was hailed for its fresh and unpretentious rendition… more

  • In conversation with novelist and musician Wesley Stace Legendary English song lyricist Bernie Taupin has worked with Elton John since 1967 and has written the lyrics for most of the iconic performer’s hits, including “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and… more

  • In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak A celebrated veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Sheryl Lee Ralph won an Emmy Award, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her… more

  • R. Eric Thomas  is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist  Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul America , a bestselling essay collection that tackles just what it means to be an “other” in the maelstrom of modern America. For four… more

  • In conversation with Homay King The lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist of the indie rock outfit Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner has garnered wide acclaim for her shoegaze-inspired pop earworms. These works include  Psychopomp ,  Soft… more

  • Featuring magician, Justin Gilmore A staff writer at  The New Yorker  for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of  Paris to the Moon ,  The Table Comes First ,  At the Strangers’ Gate , and  A Thousand Small Sanities , a “witty,… more

  • In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Professor emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is a celebrated musicologist, composer, pianist, and music historian. He is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition The first African American principal dancer in the history of the elite American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is one of the world’s most accomplished and recognizable… more

  • In conversation with Jason Freeman, author events producer and editor Ralph Macchio is best known for his portrayal of Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 film The Karate Kid . This iconic piece of pop culture has spawned a slew of sequels and the No. 1… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist A two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union and the Australian national debating team, Bo Seo has won the World Schools… more

  • In conversation with Peter Dobrin, classical music critic and culture writer,  The Philadelphia Inquirer One of classical music’s most celebrated pianists, Jeremy Denk has performed with ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra, the New… more

  • In conversation with comedienne, actor, and author Catherine "Cat" Cohen An acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and actor, Harvey Fierstein is the Tony Award–winning author of Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles . His play A Catered Affair… more

  • In conversation with Stanford Thompson, founder and executive director of Play On Philly A public and private school music educator for more than 20 years, Brendan Slocumb has performed on violin with the Washington Metropolitan Symphony, the… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Bernardine Evaristo won the 2019 Man Booker Prize and the Dublin Literary Award for  Girl, Woman, Other , “a breathtaking symphony of Black women’s voices” that… more

  • In conversation with Sapphire The National Poet Laureate of Scotland from 2016 to 2021, Jackie Kay is the author of the celebrated poetry collections  Life Mask ,  Off Colour , and  The Adoption Papers , winner of the Scottish Arts Council Book… more

  • In conversation with Benj Pasek, Tony Award-winning songwriter and New York Times bestselling author of  Dear Evan Hansen A celebrated director, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist, James Lapine earned three Tony Awards for “Best Book of a… more

  • In conversation with Nicole Galland, historical novelist and author of Master of the Revels and creator of Shakespeare for the Masses With a “gift for combining intricate, engrossing plots with full-bodied characterizations” ( Washington Post ),… more