Wallace Shawn with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 15 April 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 15, 2015.

Wallace Shawn, along with Deborah Eisenberg, read from his play, The Designated Mourner, and then joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Wallace Shawn, playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist has said, “I don’t know about you, but I only have one life, and I don’t want to spend it in a sewer of injustice.” Best known for his roles in My Dinner with André and as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Shawn also has had an illustrious career in theater, both as an actor and writer. His plays include Grasses of a Thousand Colors and The Designated Mourner, described by The Times (London) as “…highly unconventional, much concerned with matters of politics, culture and human significance.”

Shawn has written on subjects such as war, money, sex, and aesthetics. In his collection entitled Essays: Wallace Shawn, he writes, “Every once in a while, though, I like to take a break from fantasy land, and I go off to the place called Reality for a brief vacation.”

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Wallace Shawn with Michael Silverblatt, Reading, 15 April 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 15, 2015.

Wallace Shawn, along with Deborah Eisenberg, read from his play, The Designated Mourner, and then joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Wallace Shawn, playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist has said, “I don’t know about you, but I only have one life, and I don’t want to spend it in a sewer of injustice.” Best known for his roles in My Dinner with André and as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Shawn also has had an illustrious career in theater, both as an actor and writer. His plays include Grasses of a Thousand Colors and The Designated Mourner, described by The Times (London) as “…highly unconventional, much concerned with matters of politics, culture and human significance.”

Shawn has written on subjects such as war, money, sex, and aesthetics. In his collection entitled Essays: Wallace Shawn, he writes, “Every once in a while, though, I like to take a break from fantasy land, and I go off to the place called Reality for a brief vacation.”

In this episode he is introduced by Michael Silverblatt and then read from his work along with Deborah Eisenberg. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Wallace Shawn with Michael Silverblatt, 15 April 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 15, 2015.

Wallace Shawn with Michael Silverblatt

Wallace Shawn, along with Deborah Eisenberg, read from his play, The Designated Mourner, and then joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Wallace Shawn, playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist has said, “I don’t know about you, but I only have one life, and I don’t want to spend it in a sewer of injustice.” Best known for his roles in My Dinner with André and as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Shawn also has had an illustrious career in theater, both as an actor and writer. His plays include Grasses of a Thousand Colors and The Designated Mourner, described by The Times (London) as “…highly unconventional, much concerned with matters of politics, culture and human significance.”

Shawn has written on subjects such as war, money, sex, and aesthetics. In his collection entitled Essays: Wallace Shawn, he writes, “Every once in a while, though, I like to take a break from fantasy land, and I go off to the place called Reality for a brief vacation.”

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Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris, Conversation, 8 April 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 8, 2015.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator, is also a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. His recent piece titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness. The event was followed by a talk with Michele Norris.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is also a former writer for The Village Voice and a contributor to Time, O, and The New York Times Magazine. He has contributed to The New York Times and The Washington Post and has appeared on Democracy Now! and Moyers & Company.

In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His recent piece published in The Atlantic, titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Michele Norris. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris, Talk, 8 April 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 8, 2015.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator, is also a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. His recent piece titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness. The event was followed by a talk with Michele Norris.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is also a former writer for The Village Voice and a contributor to Time, O, and The New York Times Magazine. He has contributed to The New York Times and The Washington Post and has appeared on Democracy Now! and Moyers & Company.

In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His recent piece published in The Atlantic, titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness.

In this episode he is introduced by Michele Norris and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris, 8 April 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 8, 2015.

Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator, is also a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. His recent piece titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness. The event was followed by a talk with Michele Norris.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is also a former writer for The Village Voice and a contributor to Time, O, and The New York Times Magazine. He has contributed to The New York Times and The Washington Post and has appeared on Democracy Now! and Moyers & Company.

In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His recent piece published in The Atlantic, titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The much-lauded piece set a single-day traffic record for a magazine article on The Atlantic’s web site, and the attention it has garnered has given Coates a greater forum to wrestle with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness.

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Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian, Conversation, 18 March 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 18, 2015.

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with David Barsamian.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. Born in 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 50 years and is now Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

He has published leagues of work, including numerous best-selling political books, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide, most notably among them: Hopes and Prospects, The Essential Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival, For Reasons of State, Occupy, and Fateful Triangle (new edition forthcoming from Haymarket Books).

The New York Times Book Review says, “Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

In this episode he is joined in conversation with David Barsamian. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian, Talk, 18 March 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 18, 2015.

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with David Barsamian.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. Born in 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 50 years and is now Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

He has published leagues of work, including numerous best-selling political books, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide, most notably among them: Hopes and Prospects, The Essential Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival, For Reasons of State, Occupy, and Fateful Triangle (new edition forthcoming from Haymarket Books).

The New York Times Book Review says, “Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

In this episode he is introduced by David Barsamian and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian, 18 March 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 18, 2015.

Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with David Barsamian.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized for his writing, lecturing, and teaching on linguistics, philosophy, contemporary issues, intellectual history, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. Born in 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 50 years and is now Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

He has published leagues of work, including numerous best-selling political books, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide, most notably among them: Hopes and Prospects, The Essential Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival, For Reasons of State, Occupy, and Fateful Triangle (new edition forthcoming from Haymarket Books).

The New York Times Book Review says, “Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

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Kevin Barry with Ethan Nosowsky, Conversation, 4 March 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 6, 2015.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Kevin Barry described his home in his native Ireland by saying, “I myself live in County Sligo in what seem like the perfect conditions for a writer–a room looking out on a swampy lake, all very atmospheric, ethereal mists, yadda yadda, and there’s nothing to f—–g do but write.” Barry’s recent story collection, Dark Lies The Island, includes tales of unreformed criminals, awkward youth in love, and middle aged women on a road trip making plans for a kidnapping. Of his original and fresh writing, The Paris Review writes, “Barry’s language drags you into a strange, darkly lyrical world, enacting his own definition of literature as a mode of transport.”

Barry’s first novel, City of Bohane, appeared in the UK in 2011 and went on to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was described by The New Yorker as, “A grizzled piece of futuristic Irish noir with strong ties to the classic gang epics of yore.”

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Ethan Nosowsky. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

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