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Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Ballí, Conversation, 16 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 16, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary Series

Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s latest book, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, is a collection of stories whose characters are all tied in one way or another to this famed watering hole on the Avenida Juárez, where the author says, “people go when they’re in trouble, when they’re looking for trouble or when they’re trying to get out of trouble.” A prolific writer and master of many genres, his books include the novel Carry Me Like Water, the young adult book Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, and the poetry collection Dark and Perfect Angels.

Named one of 2010’s “Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine, Sáenz studied philosophy and theology and was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Born in Old Picacho, New Mexico in 1954, Sáenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992.

In this episode he is joined in Conversation with Cecilia Ballí. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Ballí, Reading, 16 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 16, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary Series

Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s latest book, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, is a collection of stories whose characters are all tied in one way or another to this famed watering hole on the Avenida Juárez, where the author says, “people go when they’re in trouble, when they’re looking for trouble or when they’re trying to get out of trouble.” A prolific writer and master of many genres, his books include the novel Carry Me Like Water, the young adult book Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, and the poetry collection Dark and Perfect Angels.

Named one of 2010’s “Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine, Sáenz studied philosophy and theology and was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Born in Old Picacho, New Mexico in 1954, Sáenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992.

In this episode he is introduced by Cecilia Ballí and then read from his work. 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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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, Conversation, 2 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

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

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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, Talk, 2 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

In this episode he is introduced by David Barsamian and then gives 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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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, Conversation, 19 March 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

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

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

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

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, Talk, 19 March 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

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

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

In this episode he is introduced by Rebecca Solnit and then talks. 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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Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye, 16 March 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 16, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Poetry, among other publications. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their two children. Her second collection, Instant Winner, will be published by Penguin in October of 2014.

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Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis, Talk, 26 February 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 26, 2014.

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

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University and is the author of several books on Latin America, including A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War; Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism; and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. Grandin has published extensively on issues of revolution, popular memory, U.S.-Latin American relations, photography, genocide, truth commissions, human rights, disease, and political violence. His new book is The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World.

In this episode he is introduced by Avi Lewis and then talks. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis, Conversation, 26 February 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 26, 2014.

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

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University and is the author of several books on Latin America, including A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War; Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism; and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. Grandin has published extensively on issues of revolution, popular memory, U.S.-Latin American relations, photography, genocide, truth commissions, human rights, disease, and political violence. His new book is The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Avi Lewis. The companion Talk 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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George Saunders with Joel Lovell, Conversation, 12 February 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 12, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

George Saunders has written, “The land of the short story, is a brutal land, a land very similar, in its strictness, to the land of the joke.” His story collections, including CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia, feature characters who speak in a strangely futuristic language, often abbreviated, part sales pitch, part self-help, and are found in environs like twisted amusement parks and ridiculous theme restaurants. Saunders’ unflappable humanity for his characters, the haves and the have-nots, no matter how wretched they may be, leaves the reader hopeful. He said, “I think our brains basically came off the same assembly line, and that this is maybe one of the ways that fiction does what it does, even though we are all different people, different genders, with different backgrounds.” Saunders’ most recent story collection is Tenth of December.

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

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