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  • Stonewall 50: The Sound of Memory

    By NYPL Staff | June 21, 2019
    The Stonewall Riots were a flash point in LGBTQ history. After the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, the LGBTQ civil…
  • Before Stonewall

    By NYPL Staff | June 16, 2019
    This week on Library Talks, Aidan Flax-Clark welcomes co-host Jason Baumann, Assistant Director for Collection Development and Coordinator…
  • Marlon James Gets Nerdy with Kevin Young

    By NYPL Staff | June 9, 2019
    In a special interview with Schomburg Director, Kevin Young, James talks about his newest book "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" the first of his e…
  • A History of the Queer Press

    By NYPL Staff | June 2, 2019
    In the footsteps of queer media luminaries of the 60s and 70s, WNYC podcast hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low interview Gay Liberation Front fou…
  • Erin Lee Carr and Ta-Nehisi Coates Remember David Carr

    By NYPL Staff | May 26, 2019
    Documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr remembers her father, journalist David Carr, in a moving new memoir. One of her father’s mentees, Ta-Ne…
  • How Robert Caro Writes About Power and the Powerless, Ep. 266

    By NYPL Staff | May 18, 2019
    "The Power Broker" author Robert Caro talks about his writing process, researching at NYPL and what he's learned about power.
  • Breaking New Ground with Dr. Carla Hayden and Tracy K. Smith, Ep. 265

    By NYPL Staff | May 12, 2019
    Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress talks with Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States about their work, t…
  • Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer's Insider Take on the News

    By NYPL Staff | May 4, 2019
    The former executive editor of the The New York Times tells the story of the news industry in her new book "Merchants of Truth."
  • Eliza Griswold Uncovers the Human Cost of Fracking

    By NYPL Staff | April 28, 2019
    The immersion journalist on her Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America."
  • Shane Bauer's Undercover Reporting from Inside a Private Prison, Ep. 262

    By NYPL Staff | April 21, 2019
    The recent Bernstein Award winner discusses the making of this book and his personal difficulties balancing his identities as a prison guar…