With Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe. He argues that our post-truth, “fake news” moment is not something entirely new, but rather...
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Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet in A...
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era comes the definitive volume on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century, Mikhail Gorbachev. In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning...
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk weaves a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.
The author of a string of well-regarded novels, including the Pen Faulkner Award winner World's End, Boyle's The Relive Box and Other Stories shows that Boyle is also a master of the short story. From the title story, featuring a so-called...
Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by its author.
Please bring your own yoga mat. Doors open at 9:00 am. Class...
This is the sixth concert in an eight-part series of Beethoven’s sonata cycle.
Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.
This month's guests are Dennis Kardon, Lee Ann Norman, and Roberta Smith.
In coversation with The New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott discusses The Ninth Hour, a portrait of the Irish-American experience in 1940s and...
Saam Trivedi, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, discusses the emotions as well as some philosophical theories of musical expressiveness and arousal. He is the author of Imagination, Music, and the Emotions: A Philosophical...
Writers and scholars discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades; moderated by collection editor Darryl...
With her fiancé in jail, single mother Alone Watts must decide whether to go through with their wedding. This documentary short film investigating the layers of mass incarceration and its shaping of the modern...
Schulte, violin and Namoradze, piano, perform works by Medtner, Debussy, and Schumann.
Join ProPublica, NPR and BPL Presents for a community forum on what the health care system and expectant families can do to prevent more women from dying, and nearly dying, in pregnancy and childbirth.
The event will bring together...
The American Brass Quintet will perform a varied program that includes Consort music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, Canons of the 16th Century, and contemporary works by Steven Franklin.
New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day...
Susie Park and Ken Hamao, violins, and Melissa Reardon, viola and Richard Belcher, cello, perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No.3, Op.18 No.3, String Quartet No.7, Op.59 No.1 and Webern’s 6 Bagatellen, Op.9.
Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's...
The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. The Quartet’s most recent album release included string quartet works of Michael Ippolito. These works were performed as part of the group’s...