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November 13 2011

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September 26 2011

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May 06 2011

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May 05 2011

01:50

LIVE from the NYPL: Ralph Nader, Ted Turner & Peter Lewis

LIVE from the NYPL: Ralph Nader, Ted Turner & Peter Lewis
In Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, Ralph Nader imagines a coalition of billionaires who join forces to answer the question: "What if several of America's wealthiest individuals decided it was time to work for the collective good?"

On May 4th, two billionaires, Ted Turner and Peter Lewis, portrayed in the fictional narrative will appear on the stage in real life for a taboo-free exchange with the author.

The two "billionaires against bull" as Ralph Nader charaterizes them, and one of America's leading provocateur will envision how philanthropy can spark key redirections of our society, our country, and the world.
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/05/04/LIVE_from_the_NYPL_Ralph_Nader_Ted_Turner__Peter_Lewis

March 08 2011

02:17

February 19 2011

01:59

Mark Salzman: An Atheist in Free Fall

Mark Salzman: An Atheist in Free Fall
Author Mark Salzman, Iron and Silk, The Soloist, Lying Awake, became a stay-at-home parent in 2001.

Eight years and three failed book manuscripts later, he had a nervous breakdown. He joins LIVE to tell a sad story with a happy ending and to explore:

What kind of person gets panic attacks when he meditates?

Can an atheist have a mystical experience?

Is free will a necessary illusion?

Do dogs bark on purpose?

Where does faith fit in?
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, New York Public Library, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/18/Mark_Salzman_An_Atheist_in_Free_Fall

February 09 2011

02:23

Wendy Kopp and Malcolm Gladwell Talk Education Reform

Wendy Kopp and Malcolm Gladwell Talk Education Reform
Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, sits down for a dialogue with writer, Malcolm Gladwell, to explore important trends of progress in education reform and common approaches found in successful classrooms and schools that we can learn from and act on to replicate success.

The conversation critically examines the current debates about education reform and the extent to which they are missing the core of the solutions found in the classrooms, schools, and districts where children are getting a life-changing education.
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/08/Wendy_Kopp_and_Malcolm_Gladwell_Talk_Education_Reform

January 30 2011

04:56

And the Pursuit of Happiness

And the Pursuit of Happiness
America considers the pursuit of happiness an inalienable right. But where is this pursuit taking us? How valuable is positive thinking? In arts, melancholia has long been a source of inspiration.

Specialist of Ancient Greece Barbara Cassin will give a philosophical point of view on the topic, and historian of the French Revolution Sophie Wahnich will bring some insight on the conditions of happiness. They will be discussing with co-authors of 13 Words, Lemony Snicket's Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, who is also a New Yorker cover artist and author of the acclaimed book, And the Pursuit of Happiness.
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, New York, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/29/And_the_Pursuit_of_Happiness

January 29 2011

09:56

Three Faiths in the Form of a Fugue

Three Faiths in the Form of a Fugue
Performing artists and writers will come together on stage: a testament to a hoped-for future of peaceful collaboration between the three great faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The evening will gather Shirin Neshat on the written word in Islam, Alicia Jo Rabins who will perform poems set to music about women in the Torah, Salman Ahmad who will play traditional ghazals mixed with rock and roll, and Fabrice Hadjadj who will read on the book of Job, in a duet with Gregorian chant singer Damien Poisblaud.
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/28/Three_Faiths_in_the_Form_of_a_Fugue

January 12 2011

02:32

December 08 2010

19:10

LIVE from the NYPL: National Lampoon Revisited

LIVE from the NYPL: National Lampoon Revisited
To celebrate the publication of DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Writers and Artists Who made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, LIVE from the NYPL reunites many of the editors and artists who were the core of The National Lampoon's staff in the 1970's for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of reminiscence and laughter. Listen in as they, and their special guests tell hilarious, and outrageous behind-the-scenes stories about the formative days of America's greatest humor magazine!

RICK MEYEROWITZ, HILTON ALS, JOHN WEIDMAN, SEAN KELLY, BRIAN MCCONNACHIE, CHRISTOPHER CERF, FRED GRAVER, TONY HENDRA, MICHEL CHOQUETTE, LARRY "RATSO" SLOMAN, JOE RANDAZZO, PETER REIGERT and others!

Featuring music by ALICE PLAYTEN, PAUL JACOBS, SARAH JACOBS and CHRISTOPHER CERF.
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/04/LIVE_from_the_NYPL_National_Lampoon_Revisited

December 04 2010

01:56

LIVE from the NYPL: Poet Derek Walcott

LIVE from the NYPL: Poet Derek Walcott
The Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott gives a new appreciation of Hemingway as a great and influential Caribbean writer, acknowledging Hemingway's influence on his writing and paying tribute to him with readings of his own poems.
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/03/LIVE_from_the_NYPL_Poet_Derek_Walcott

November 23 2010

02:34

November 19 2010

02:25

Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses his new book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and The New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/18/Siddhartha_Mukherjee_The_Emperor_of_All_Maladies

November 18 2010

02:14

Stones Guitarist Keith Richards Talks About 'Life'

Stones Guitarist Keith Richards Talks About 'Life'
"When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is the great equalizer." -- Keith Richards

Outlaw, hellraiser, and one of rock music's most gifted and influential guitarists, Keith Richards has forged a life that most of us can only imagine--and often envy. Amazingly he's lived to tell about it, and now this rock Icon has given us the definitive rock autobiography.

In Life, the man himself tells about life lived fast and hard in the creative hurricane--from his days as a young boy growing up in a council estate, listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, to joining forces with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones to form The Rolling Stones.

With characteristic honesty, he reveals all the highs and lows of rock 'n' roll, from the meteoric rise to fame and the notorious drug busts to the women, drinking, and heroin addiction that made him infamous.

In conversation with Anthony DeCurtis, a music journalist, and contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Keith Richards will discuss the storied journey of the Rolling Stones, as well as his passion for books and for history. He will chronicle how he created the revolutionary, high-octane riffs that defined "Jumping Jack Flash," "Gimme Shelter" and "Honky Tonk Woman," his affair with the equally infamous Anita Pallenberg (the mother of three of his children), and the tragic death of Brian Jones. He will also discuss the personal values that have made him a proud, successful father, and a happily married man for more than twenty-five years.

From falling in love with his wife Patti Hansen to his relationship with his "brother," Mick Jagger, we follow Keef on the ultimate road trip we have all longed to know more about-- the story of an unfettered, fearless, on-the-edge life lived to the absolute fullest.
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/29/Stones_Guitarist_Keith_Richards_Talks_About_Life

November 15 2010

23:12

Decoded: Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West

Decoded: Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West
Fiercely candid, uncompromising, provocative, inspiring -- Decoded is the long awaited first book by the multi-platinum, 10 time Grammy Award winning artist, entrepreneur, and icon JAY-Z.

At the New York Public Library, JAY-Z will share his thoughts on growing up as a hustler and feeling judged simply because of where he was from. He will also address issues that informed him and his songwriting:

How did visual art and poetry influence his craft?
How did he get involved in politics when he never really trusted the system?
How did he stay honest to himself in the world of big business and how did he shed stereotypes when he'd been labeled one all his life?
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/15/Decoded_Jay-Z_in_Conversation_with_Cornel_West

November 13 2010

02:06

November 11 2010

02:54

November 10 2010

02:33

Slavoj Zizek: God Without the Sacred

Slavoj Zizek: God Without the Sacred
The three religions of the Book each help us to differentiate the divine from the sacred. This liberating concept culminates in Paul's claim, from Ephesians, that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against leaders, against authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual wickedness in the heavens." Can religious fundamentalism be overcome only with the help of an emancipatory political theology? Philosopher Slavoj Zizek debates this and other incendiary questions on the LIVE stage.

This event is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/09/Slavoj_Zizek_God_Without_the_Sacred

November 05 2010

01:13

LIVE from the NYPL: Antonia Fraser

LIVE from the NYPL: Antonia Fraser
In Must You Go?, Lady Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist and Nobel Prize winner, Harold Pinter. The book is based on diaries she has kept since October 1968. Fraser's diaries, written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand, also provide a unique insight into Harold Pinter's writing and portray a literary marriage unfolding in real time. Fraser shares Harold Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.

Must You Go? is a testament to one of modern literature's most celebrated marriages.
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/04/LIVE_from_the_NYPL_Antonia_Fraser
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