Blue Lives Matter

Monday, 22 December 2014 by

By Ta-Nehisi Coates The reactions to the murders of two New York police officers this weekend have been mostly uniform in their outrage. There was the predictable gamesmanship exhibited in some quarters, but all agree that the killing of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos merits particular censure. This is understandable. The killing of police officers

William Styron. …read more Source:: Audio: NPR Morning Edition: 25 Years Ago, ‘Darkness Visible’ Broke Ground       

Five parents, four children, three states: author Andrew Solomon talks about his altogether modern family and how they plan to celebrate the holidays. Recorded at the Public Forum Drama Club performance of …read more Source:: Video: Public Forum: Andrew Solomon on His Modern Family       

You know less than you think you do. …read more Source:: A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths       

5×15, The Tabernacle, London

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 by

5×15 Stories has announced its Spring 2015 season, featuring evenings of unscripted true accounts of passion, obsession and adventure. 5 speakers, 15 minutes each. The lineup for Monday, 23 February 2015, includes novelist …read more Source:: 5×15, The Tabernacle, London       

By Ta-Nehisi Coates “Here’s at you!” —Philip Sheridan Last week, Franlin Foer resigned his editorship of The New Republic. A deep, if not broad, mourning immediately commenced as a number of influential writers lamented what occurred to them as the passing of a great American institution. The mourners have something of a case. TNR had

As part of Jewish Book Week, Andrew Solomon will discuss his work with ordinary families whose children confront out-of the-ordinary challenges with Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger, a …read more Source:: Jewish Book Week: Andrew Solomon & Julia Neuberger, London       

Andrew Solomon speaks on the theme Inside the Lie at the House of Speakeasy literary cabaret, held at New York’s City Winery. <iframe src="//player.vimeo. “> …read more Source:: Video: Andrew Solomon at House of Speakeasy       

Public Forum presents The Long Christmas Dinner, …read more Source:: The Long Christmas Dinner, Joe’s Pub at the Public, New York, New York       

As patrons nominate their libraries for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, host Brian Lehrer talks to writers about “Books That Changed My Mind.” In this episode, Andrew Solomon, author of the award-winning best-seller, …read more Source:: Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: Books That Change Minds About Family