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Past Conversations from the Cullman Center Programs

  • Does Philosophy Still Matter?
    January 26, 2011 - 7:00pm

     

    A distinguished panel that includes Astra Taylor, Anthony Gottlieb, Simon Critchley, Cornel West, and James Miller – moderated by Lewis Lapham - will discuss the present state of philosophy in light of Miller’s  book, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche. Co-sponsored with The Read More ›
  • Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
    January 21, 2011 - 7:30pm

     

    Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus, MD, talks with the artist Lauren Redniss about science, art, process, discovery, and the current New York Public Library exhibition of Redniss’s work, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout.

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  • Ian Frazier and Robert Krulwich
    December 1, 2010 - 7:00pm

    The eminent author and New Yorker writer Ian Frazier talks with NPR and Radio Lab host Robert Krulwich about 

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  • Edward Albee and Will Eno
    November 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

    This fall's theatre season includes the New York premiere of Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I at Playwrights Horizons and the opening of

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  • Locavores' Dilemmas
    October 21, 2010 - 7:30pm

    Poet and Journalist Melanie Rehak, Steve Jenkins (The Food Life), Fairway's part-owner and cheese monger extraordinare, and David Shea, the founder of 

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  • David Grossman and Nicole Krauss
    October 13, 2010 - 7:00pm

    David Grossman and Nicole Krauss talk about their new novels, To the End of the Land and Great House.

    Great House was nominated for a National Book 

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  • Lore Segal in Conversation with Julie Orringer
    May 5, 2010 - 7:00pm

    Two former Cullman Center Fellows, the writers Julie Orringer and Lore Segal, read from and discuss their work.

    Lore Segal is a novelist, essayist, translator, and writer of children’s books. Her celebrated works include Other People's Houses, Her First American, and Shakespeare’s 

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  • Contested Will: James Shapiro and Randy Cohen
    April 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

    Shakespeare authority and former Cullman Center Fellow James Shapiro returns to the Library to talk about his critically acclaimed new book, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? with "The Ethicist" of The New York Times, journalist and playwright Randy Cohen. Don't miss Shapiro's first New 

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  • Picturing Dorothea Lange: A Conversation with Linda Gordon and Ian Frazier
    February 25, 2010 - 7:00pm

    Linda Gordon, a former Cullman Center Fellow and author of the acclaimed new biography Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, talks about the celebrated documentary photographer's unparalleled work and intriguing life with writer Ian Frazier, a current Cullman Center Fellow and regular 

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  • Laurie Sheck: Home Movies of Frankenstein’s Monster
    October 15, 2009 - 8:00pm

    Former Cullman Center Fellow Laurie Sheck delivers a reading, with film accompaniment, from A Monster's Notes, her mesmerizing reimagining of the life of the "monster" at the heart of Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein. Featuring a special, one-night-only exhibition from the Library's 

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  • The Snakehead: Patrick Keefe and Suketu Mehta
    September 23, 2009 - 8:00pm

    Former Cullman Center Fellow Patrick Radden Keefe returns to the Library to discuss his latest book, The Snakehead, with Suketu Mehta, journalist and author of the acclaimed Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found.The Snakehead is a brilliant, non-fiction page-turner about the human smuggling ring 

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  • A Check-Room Romance: Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy
    May 15, 2009 - 7:00pm

    In this new, musical tragicomedy by cartoonist and former Cullman Center Fellow Ben Katchor and composer, musician and vocalist Mark Mulcahy, one man's casual obsession with the architecture and culture of coat checkrooms ensnares him in a desperate struggle between employment agents, maitre 

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  • A Check-Room Romance: Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy
    May 13, 2009 - 7:00pm

    In this new, musical tragicomedy by cartoonist and former Cullman Center Fellow Ben Katchor and composer, musician and vocalist Mark Mulcahy, one man's casual obsession with the architecture and culture of coat checkrooms ensnares him in a desperate struggle between employment agents, maitre 

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  • T.J. Stiles and Kevin Baker: The First Tycoon
    April 30, 2009 - 7:00pm

    T. J. Stiles talks about his compelling new biography, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, with novelist Kevin Baker.

    T.J. Stiles is the author of Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. He worked on The First Tycoon while he was a Cullman Center Fellow, in 2004.  

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  • Mumbai, Terror, and Islamism
    April 7, 2009 - 7:00pm
    Current Cullman Fellows Akeel Bilgrami and Hari Kunzru, Montclair State University professor Fawzia Afzal-Khan and journalist Basharat Peerdiscuss the connections between the recent attacks in India and radical Islamist ideology, the link with Kashmir, and the prospect for future relations between Read More ›
  • Frances FitzGerald: The New Evangelicals
    March 25, 2009 - 7:00pm
    In the final lecture in this series,Pulitzer Prizewinning author and New Yorker writer Frances FitzGerald will discuss the fundamental shift in cultural attitudes represented by a new evangelical movement, led by pastors such as Rick Warren, Rich Cizik, and Joel Hunter. She will describe the Read More ›
  • Frances FitzGerald: The Religious Right and Why it Grew
    March 18, 2009 - 7:00pm
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker writer Frances Fitzgerald delivers the second of three lectures in the series Politics in the Church: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christianity. Using Jerry Falwell and the growth of the Moral Majority as a lens, Fitzgerald will look at how the Read More ›
  • Frances FitzGerald: Who Are the Evangelicals?
    March 11, 2009 - 7:00pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker writer Frances Fitzgerald delivers the first of three lectures in the series Politics in the Church: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christianity. Using Jerry Falwell and the growth of the Moral Majority as a lens, Fitzgerald will look at how the 

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  • A Check-Room Romance
    November 13, 2008 - 6:00pm
    The mysterious culture and architectural oddities of the coat-check room are the context for the latest transcendent musical theater production - a love story - by the brilliant team of cartoonist, graphic novelist and former Cullman Center Fellow Ben Katchor and composer, musician and vocalist Read More ›
  • What Happens Now? A Conversation on the 2008 Election
    November 10, 2008 - 6:00pm
    The New York Review of Books celebrates its 45th anniversary with a conversation featuring some of its most illustrious contributors, including former Cullman Center Fellow and Melville scholar Andrew Delbanco, journalist, writer and playwright Joan Didion, novelist and literary critic Darryl Read More ›

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