Obsession: Naomi Wolf on Truth

Feminist author and provocateur Naomi Wolf, whose most recent book, Vagina: A New Biography, rocked the 2012 bestseller lists, turns her attention toward the topic of truth. Joined onstage… More

Master/Class: Fran Lebowitz with A.M.Homes

In this candid dialogue, essayist Fran Lebowitz weighs in on bravery in art. Timelessly hip, sardonic, and New-York-to-the-marrow, Lebowitz was recently the subject of Public Speaking, a documentary film… More

Haiti in Two Acts

Designed to reveal hidden literary and political realities, Haiti In Two Acts plays out in two parts. Act I: An expert delivers remarks about the country. Act II: Local… More

Burma: Bones Will Crow

Two of the Burma’s most esteemed poets, Zeyar Lynn and Khin Aung Aye, read from their work and discuss the country’s budding literary scene with the editor of Bones… More

Obsession: Lewis Lapham on Smoking

Longtime editor Lewis Lapham—who helmed Harper’s for three decades—is also a longtime smoker. He discusses the virtues of smoking and his love of the act, despite its faults and… More

Obsession: Andrew Solomon on Sleep

Author and essayist Andrew Solomon has written on a widely divergent range of topics, including Soviet artists, Libyan governance, childrearing, and the politics of the deaf. For this event,… More