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Arundhati Roy with Anthony Arnove, Talk, 3 May 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 3, 2017.

Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, actor, and political activist. She is well-known for her book The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize, and for her outspoken advocacy of environmental and human rights causes, which has often placed her at odds with Indian legal authorities and her country’s middle-class establishment.

She is the author of An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire; Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers; Capitalism: A Ghost Story; The End of Imagination (new edition);Things That Can and Cannot Be Said (with John Cusack); and The Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race, and Annihilation of Caste, the Debate Between B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi.  A new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, is forthcoming in June 2017.

Roy is the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize.

This was an In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event.

In this episode, Arundhati Roy was introduced by Anthony Arnove, then talked about her work. You will find the companion conversation online shortly.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there (to be posted soon). Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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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 Atlantics 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 Atlantics 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.

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, 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 Atlantics 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 Atlantics 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 Atlantics 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 Atlantics 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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Omar Barghouti with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 1 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 1, 2013.

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

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

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Omar Barghouti with Amy Goodman, Talk, 1 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 1, 2013.

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

In this episode he is introduced by Amy Goodman and then spoke. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Michelle Alexander with Liliana Segura, Conversation, 12 September 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 12, 2012.

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. Her first book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, won the 42nd NAACP Image Award in 2011 for nonfiction and has been featured in national radio and television media outlets including The Bill Moyers Journal and The Tavis Smiley Show.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Liliana Segura. The companion Talk may be found here.

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Brian Jones with Anthony Arnove, Performance, 22 February 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 22, 2012.

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in The Huffington Post and the International Socialist Review. Jones is featured in the new film The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. He also has lent his voice to several audiobooks, including Wallace Shawns Essays and Noam Chomskys Hopes and Prospects. He lives in New York City and teaches in the public school system there.

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A Peoples History of the United States, has been called a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.

Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and his passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a PhD in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman College, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by the college for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving Train and Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice. He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

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Kay Ryan with Atsuro Riley, 13 April 2011 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 13, 2011.

Kay Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th Poet Laureate in 2008. She has published several collections of poetry, including The Niagara River, Say Uncle, and Flamingo Watching. A re-issue of her 2002 collection, Believe It or Not!, poems inspired by stories from the newspaper cartoon Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, has recently been re-released and re-titled as The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed. Her most recent publication is The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. A longtime resident of Marin County, she was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. About her work, J.D. McClatchy has said: “Her poems are compact, exhilarating, strange affairs, like Erik Satie miniatures or Joseph Cornell boxes. She is an anomaly in today’s literary culture: as intense and elliptical as Dickinson, as buoyant and rueful as Frost.” Ryan’s poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Paris Review, and The Threepenny Review, among other journals and anthologies. She was named to the “It List” by Entertainment Weekly and one of her poems has been permanently installed at New York’s Central Park Zoo. Ryan was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2006. In October 2009, Kay Ryan launched her project “Poetry for the Mind’s Joy,” an initiative through which she hopes to draw national attention to community colleges, as well as drawing the colleges’ attention to poetry.

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Eamon Grennan with Dennis O’Driscoll, 13 February 2008 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 13, 2008.

Eamon Grennan (right) in conversation with Dennis O'Driscoll at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Photo: Don Usner
Eamon Grennan has said, “As far as I’m concerned, poetry is about elegy. Every poem is a memory of some kind, a celebratory elegy. Poems are like shells. Something is gone and that’s why you write.” His volumes of poetry include So It Goes, Still Life with Waterfall, and his latest, The Quick of It. He writes in both the ancient tradition of mournful remembrance in attention to the natural world and the modern impulse to seize and preserve the moment. Grennan returns to his native Ireland yearly for “voice transfusions” from his home in New York, where he teaches at Vassar College.

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