Edward Mendelson reads Frank O’Hara

Mendelson reads selections from Frank O’Hara’s work.

Edward Mendelson on Frank O’Hara

Edward Mendelson talks with Sasha Weiss about Frank O’Hara the moralist.


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Oliver Sacks on Mania, Memoir, and Music

Oliver Sacks speaks with Eve Bowen about Michael Greenberg’s new memoir, the work of Kay Redfield Jamison, and music and madness in Musicophilia.


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Samantha Power on National Security and the Election

Samantha Power talks to Hugh Eakin about the foreign policy implications of the 2008 Presidential contest.


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The Consequences to Come

Review contributors Darryl Pinckney, Ronald Dworkin, Joan Didion, and Mark Danner assess the 2008 presidential contest and the issues that will define the next administration. Introduced by Robert Silvers, editor of the Review. From a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, September 14, 2008.


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Reading Burma

On September 23, at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, PEN American Center, the Open Society Institute’s Burma Project, and the Review cosponsored an evening of readings and conversations, hosted by Salman Rushdie. The event, benefiting the International Burmese Monks Organization, commemorated the 2007 protests against Burma’s junta, and called attention to the continuing efforts to assist survivors of Cyclone Nargis.

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Reading in a World of Images

As part of the New York Public Library’s “Live from the NYPL” series, Daniel Mendelsohn, Pico Iyer, and James Wood met on September 17 to discuss the place of criticism in a world increasingly dominated by film, television, and new media forms.


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Jeff Madrick on the Economic Crisis

Hugh Eakin speaks with economics writer and frequent Review contributor Jeff Madrick about the US policies that led to the international financial crisis, and about the problems that still lie ahead.


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Charles Simic Reads Selected Poems

Former poet laureate Charles Simic, a longtime Review contributor, reads work from his two most recent collections, Sixty Poems and That Little Something.


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Michael Massing in Ohio

Frequent Review contributor Michael Massing uncovers a surprising trend in Ohio voters’ preferences in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.


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The Election Issues Tour: Cambridge, Massachusetts

In a series of panels cosponsored by the Review and Guardian America, contributors and editors for both publications discuss the issues shaping the 2008 election campaigns and the challenges and opportunities that will face the new administration: Hosted by the Harvard Book Store, and held at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15, 2008.


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The Election Issues Tour: Washington, DC

In a series of panels cosponsored by the Review and Guardian America, contributors and editors for both publications discuss the issues shaping the 2008 election campaigns and the challenges and opportunities that will face the new administration: Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, on October 16, 2008


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The Election Issues Tour: San Francisco

In a series of panels cosponsored by the Review and Guardian America, contributors and editors for both publications discuss the issues shaping the 2008 election campaigns and the challenges and opportunities that will face the new administration: The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, on October 27, 2008


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Helen Vendler on Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

Poetry critic and frequent Review contributor Helen Vendler speaks with Sasha Weiss about the correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, and reads some of the poems that were inspired by the poets’ lifelong friendship.


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Martin Filler on Frank Lloyd Wright

Longtime Review contributor Martin Filler talks to Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s uniquely American architecture.


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What Happens Now? A Conversation on the 2008 Election

On November 10, in a conversation moderated by Robert Silvers, Andrew Delbanco, Joan Didion, Jeff Madrick, Darryl Pinckney, Michael Tomasky, and Garry Wills discussed the implications of Barack Obama’s election and the likely direction of his administration. Hosted by the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and copresented with LIVE from the NYPL, the event celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Review.

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Daniel Mendelsohn on Constantine Cavafy

Frequent Review contributor Daniel Mendelsohn speaks with Sasha Weiss about the “poet-historian” Constantine Cavafy. Mendelsohn’s new translation of Cavafy’s Collected Poems will be published in the spring of 2009, along with an accompanying volume of thirty unfinished poems that have never before been translated into English.


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William Easterly on Foreign Aid Militarization

Economist William Easterly speaks with Hugh Eakin about the recent militarization of Western foreign aid policy, the dangers of this new “aid imperialism,” and the role economists have played in its development.


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Sue Halpern on Reportage from Iraq and Afghanistan

Frequent Review contributor Sue Halpern speaks with Eve Bowen about several recent films and books that reveal the realities of the war on terror, about which most Americans remain ignorant.


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Elizabeth Drew on the President-Elect

Veteran Washington observer and regular Review contributor Elizabeth Drew talks to Hugh Eakin about Obama’s transition strategy, his cabinet picks, and the new style of governance.


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