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    Time and Space and Philip Glass: The Iconic Artist Talks at BAM

    Time and Space and Philip Glass: The Iconic Artist Talks at BAM

    In 1976, the New York premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” captivated audiences, polarized critics and put both artists on the map of contemporary performance art. In four-and-a half hours, its famously reductive score, enigmatic text and limpid, tensile choreography (by Lucinda Childs) teases out the meaning of the time/space continuum.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Unhappy Family: Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi Discuss "The Eye of the Storm" at the 92nd Street Y

    Unhappy Family: Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi Discuss "The Eye of the Storm" at the 92nd Street Y

    Geoffrey Rush is one of Australia’s most celebrated exports, a protean character actor whose roles have ranged from the mentally frail pianist David Helfgott (his Oscar-winning performance in “Shine”) to George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue (“The King’s Speech”) to the Marquis de Sade (“Quills”).   

    • 14 min
    Wanting What You Can't Have: Happy Ending at Joe's Pub

    Wanting What You Can't Have: Happy Ending at Joe's Pub

    Host and curator Amanda Stern concluded this season’s Happy Ending Music & Reading series at Joe’s Pub on July 11 with an evening themed around “communication.” 

    • 32 min
    Fighting Words: Churchill's Granddaughter Offers a Model for Leadership

    Fighting Words: Churchill's Granddaughter Offers a Model for Leadership

    “If you are going to go through hell, keep going.” This is just one of the many robust adages coined by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II.

    A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum called “Churchill:  The Power of Words,” which showcased his long, celebrated career as a statesman, writer, and orator, opened on Friday.

    • 41 min
    A Reporter's Perspective on War at PEN World Voices

    A Reporter's Perspective on War at PEN World Voices

    The PEN America Center’s organizational focus is the effect of world events on the safety and freedom of expression of writers, so the topic of war naturally looms large in its cultural consciousness. As part of the recent PEN World Voices Festival, Polish journalist and author Wojciech Jagielski was interviewed by Joel Whitney, a founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rushdie Talk on Censorship Wraps Up PEN Festival

    Rushdie Talk on Censorship Wraps Up PEN Festival

    The 2012 PEN World Voices Festival ended with a talk about censorship at the Cooper Union by novelist Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses).

    After the speech, the PEN festival founder had a conversation with writer Gary Shteyngart (The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Super Sad True Love Story).

    • 23 min

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