Capitol Crimes
With disgraced lobbyist back in the news and on the big screen in Alex Gibney's new film, CASINO JACK, we re-present Bill Moyers 2006 in-depth exploration of Abramoff and his Washington world. CAPITOL CRIMES investigates the Abramoff lobbying scandal, revealing the web of relationships, secret deals and political manipulation and opening a disturbing window on the dark side of American politics. The fall of Jack Abramoff has exposed a huge web of corruption that still remains vastly unreported b
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Robert Barnett on China, Tibet, and the Olympics
Tibetologist Robert Barnett discusses the changing face of Tibet with Hugh Eakin
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Edmund White on Marguerite Duras
Sasha Weiss speaks with Edmund White about Duras's Paris.
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Mary Beard on Jokes
Classicist Mary Beard in conversation with Sasha Weiss about what made the Romans laugh.
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Michael Massing on Iraq
Hugh Eakin speaks with Michael Massing about Iraq's precarious future.
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Vanessa Redgrave and David Hare Audience Question and Answer Session

Following their panel discussion on art and politics at the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar, Vanessa Redgrave and playwright David Hare, (who directed Redgrave in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking) answered audience questions.


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Vanessa Redgrave and David Hare

On August 10, as part of the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar, The New York Review of Books cosponsored a panel discussion on art and politics featuring actor Vanessa Redgrave and playwright David Hare, who directed Redgrave in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking at this year's Salzburg Festival. The conversation was moderated by Salzburg senior vice president and chief program officer Edward Mortimer. The panel was introduced by
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Michael Chabon at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Part I

Hillary Clinton, the new face of the Democratic party, and the mood in Denver.


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Joseph Lelyveld at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Part I

The Palin nomination and what the new Republican platform means for McCain.


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Michael Chabon at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Part II

Obama's stadium performance, Bill Clinton's comeback, and the nomination of Sarah Palin.


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Joseph Lelyveld at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Part II

Palin's enthusiasm for oil, McCain's silence on Iraq, and the character issues that have energized the Republican base.


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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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