Books & Writers

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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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Mon, May 5 2014 - 5:30pm

This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain. Read more »

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Nate Silver

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Fri, May 2 2014 - 7:00pm

Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief, FiveThirtyEight; Author, The Signal and the Noise 
In Conversation with Jordan Ellenberg, Mathematician; Author, How Not to Be Wrong

This program is sold out. Read more »

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On the Green Beat in the Developing World — Internews

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Tue, Apr 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Liu Lican, Journalist, China
Gustavo Faleiros, Journalist, Brazil
Imelda Abano, Journalist, Philippines
Michael Simire, Journalist, Nigeria Read more »

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Evgeny Morozov: Big Data, Small Politics: Algorithmic Regulation and Its Pitfalls

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Thu, Apr 10 2014 - 7:00pm

Evgeny Morozov, Contributing Editor, The New Republic; Twitter @evgenymorozov Read more »

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Matt Taibbi: A Scathing Portrait of American Injustice

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Thu, Apr 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Matt Taibbi, Former Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Author, The Divide  Read more »

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Biz Stone: Confessions of a Creative Mind

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Mon, Apr 7 2014 - 6:30pm

Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter; Author, Things a Little Bird Told Me
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, Recode.net  Read more »

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White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

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Book Discussion: A Fable by William Faulkner

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Mon, Mar 3 2014 - 5:30pm

A Fable is an allegorical story of WWI set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment. Faulkner tells the stories of “Corporal Zsettslani,” who is a representative of Jesus. Read more »

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Not a Genuine Black Man: 10 Years Later

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Wed, Feb 26 2014 - 6:30pm

Brian Copeland, Actor; Host, KGO Radio; Playwright, “Not a Genuine Black Man”; Author, Not a Genuine Black Man Read more »

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P.J. O'Rourke

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Wed, Feb 12 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. O'Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again)

Ronn Owens, KGO Radio Talk Host - Moderator Read more »

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