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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Perry Link on China’s Charter 08

Perry Link, professor of East Asian studies at Princeton University, speaks with Hugh Eakin about the Chinese state’s reaction to Charter 08, a document calling for increased human rights and democracy signed by thousands of Chinese citizens since its release in early December.


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Barry Goldensohn Reads Selected Poems

Poet Barry Goldensohn reads “The Hundred Yard Dash Man,” “Back Roads,” and “Driving Westward to San Diego,” and speaks with Jana Prikryl about his life and work.


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William Dalrymple on Pakistan

William Dalrymple speaks with Sasha Weiss about the spread of radical Islam in Central and South Asia since September 11, 2001, and its implications for Pakistan’s future.


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Darryl Pinckney and Mark Danner on Obama’s Inauguration

Frequent Review contributors Darryl Pinckney and Mark Danner speak with Sasha Weiss about Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony, his first few days in office, and the promise of his presidency.


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Robert Malley on Gaza

Robert Malley speaks with Hugh Eakin about the war in Gaza, its political implications for the region, and the steps the Obama administration might take towards achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


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Alison Lurie on John Updike

Alison Lurie speaks with Giles Harvey about John Updike’s life, his work, and his place in American literary history.


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Tim Flannery on The Superorganism

Tim Flannery speaks with Eve Bowen about E. O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler’s The Superorganism, a new book on insect societies, and its implications for understanding humanity.


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Hilton Als on Gus Van Sant’s Milk

Critic Hilton Als speaks with Michael Shae about Van Sant’s film in light of Harvey Milk’s experiences as a gay man in the 1950s and 1960s, and about Milk’s personal and political legacy.


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J. Michael Lennon on Norman Mailer’s Letters

J. Michael Lennon, who is at work on an authorized biography of Norman Mailer, speaks with Sasha Weiss about Mailer’s letters and what they reveal about his ambitions, his relationships with other writers, and his enduring obsessions.


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