Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. He's written for publications such as Bookforum, Film Comment, Paris Review Daily, and The New York Times. His latest book, We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, was published in February 2017 and explores the legacy of the cult classic.
Frances FitzGerald is a Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist who has written for The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, among other publications. Her newest book, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, focuses on the influence the Christian right has on American politics.
Ruth Franklin talks to us about her biography on the American author Shirley Jackson (Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life), for which she won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle award for best biography.
Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan talks to us about his new documentary The Settlers, which explores Israel's ongoing settlement projects in Palestine and the resulting tensions the expansionist policies create. The Settlers has just been released in the United States.
Arthur Lubow has been writing for national magazines for forty years. He has been a contributing editor or staff writer for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and, most recently, The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of a biography of Richard Harding Davis, and most recently published a biography of the photographer Diane Arbus entitled Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer.