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Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is the author most recently of Two Marriages. He has written eleven books, including a trio of essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre , and Portrait of My Body; a book of film criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically; a book about teaching, Being With Children; and Getting Personal: Selected Writings of Phillip Lopate. [...]

Posted: Jul 9th, 2010 | Comments: 2
Pop-Up Particle Physics from the Large Hadron Collider

Pop-Up Particle Physics from the Large Hadron Collider

Alan Alda moderates as leading physicists Lisa Randall (Harvard) and Michael Tuts (Columbia), join CERN's Emma Sanders to explain new science coming from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
Posted: Jul 7th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Escaping the Taliban

Escaping the Taliban

David Rohde, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning reporter for The New York Times, has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and other countries. From November 2008 to June 2009, he was held captive by the Taliban before escaping. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book “A Rope and A Prayer: The Story of A [...]

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Fela is Alive!

Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Fela is Alive!

Bill T. Jones—creator, director, and Tony Award-winning choreographer of the Off-Broadway musical Fela!—leads this panel of performers, artists, and scholars, to take a closer look at groundbreaking African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his place in today’s cultural landscape. The panel includes legendary musician Roy Ayers; Aaron Johnson, conductor/trombonist of the large multiethnic [...]

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2010 | Comments: 0
Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Vice President of Content for WNET.org Stephen Segaller speaks with Robert McCrum, author and associate editor of Britain’s Observer. Robert McCrum is the author of the newly-released book Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, about how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world’s lingua franca. In fascinating detail, McCrum describes [...]

Posted: Jun 16th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Where Does Life Begin?

Where Does Life Begin?

Together artist and astrobiologist construct an organism and a conversation using ZOOB, a building toy designed by Michael Joaquin Grey and inspired by biological and social networks. For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda

Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda

THIRTEEN presents the third lecture in The National September 11 Memorial & Museum‘s series, “9/11, Today and Tomorrow.” As the FBI program manager and instructor at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, Bill Braniff conducts cutting-edge research in counterterrorism and trains law enforcement on how to “understand the enemy.” Braniff’s expertise helps officials to battle terrorism [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal, Paul Newman

Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal, Paul Newman

Paul and Me is an intimate account by the bestselling author A. E. Hotchner of his remarkable, enduring, fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood legend Paul Newman. Hotchner shares their adventures: From travels across the globe to jointly owning fishing boats to coping with the loss of Newman’s son, Scott, to starting their food company, Newman’s [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money

An advanced preview of NOVA’s “Mind Over Money” is followed by a panel discussion featuring: David Adler, Producer, “Mind Over Money” Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor, NOVA Myron Kandel (moderator), Founding Financial Editor, CNN Jennifer Lerner, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Harvard Decision Science Laboratory Howard Swartz, Executive Producer, [...]

Posted: May 5th, 2010 | Comments: 0
9/11 and Trials of Terror

9/11 and Trials of Terror

A panel offers a dialogue with multiple perspectives on a complex subject – trying terror suspects in civilian courts and military tribunals, with a discussion regarding the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial. Panelists include Karen Greenberg, the executive director New York University’s Center on Law and Security, and Dennis Farrell, a nationally recognized security expert with [...]

Posted: May 5th, 2010 | Comments: 0
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