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The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.

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    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.

    Sam Sifton | See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends

    Sam Sifton | See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends

    The food editor at the New York Times and the founding editor of the Times's digital cookbook, NYT Cooking, Sam Sifton is one of America's most popular culinary writers. He formerly worked as the Gray Lady's national news editor, restaurant critic, and culture editor; held numerous positions at the New York Press; and was a founding editor of Talk magazine. He is the author of the cookbook Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well and A Field Guide to the Yettie, a nonfiction look into the culture of young tech entrepreneurs. In his new cookbook, Sifton offers a salutation to the art of Sunday supper and the pleasures of communal meals.
    (recorded 2/20/2020)

    • 57 Min.
    Jenny Offill | Weather

    Jenny Offill | Weather

    Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation, ''an effortless-seeming downhill ride that picks up astonishing narrative speed as it goes'' (New York Review of Books), tells the story of a once heady marriage at its breaking point. It was named to scores of 2014 ''Best of the Year'' lists and was shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Folio Prize. Offill is also the author of the novel Last Things, a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. A writing teacher at Syracuse University and Queens University, she is also the author of four children's books. Her new novel is the story of a librarian who becomes increasingly obsessed with doomsday preparations.
    (recorded 2/13/2020)

    • 39 Min.
    Joseph ''Rev Run'' Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

    Joseph ''Rev Run'' Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

    Walk this way for an evening with Joseph ''Rev Run'' Simmons, frontman for the mega-influential hip-hop trio Run-DMC. Regarded as the driving force behind ushering rap into the mainstream, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Joining Rev Run is his wife, Justine Simmons, his costar on the popular reality show Run's House and his coauthor of Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents. The long-married couple knows one thing about love-it's tricky! In Old School Love, they share the secrets and principles that have kept them together for a quarter century.
    (recorded 2/12/2020)

    • 49 Min.
    Gretchen Sorin | Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    Gretchen Sorin | Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    A curator with more than 30 years' experience, Dr. Gretchen Sorin has consulted for more than 250 institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Jewish Museum, and the New York State Historical Association. She is the director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, the author of In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art, and coauthor of Touring Historic Harlem: Four Walks in Northern Manhattan. In Driving While Black, Sorin tells the true story of the famous Green Book, which reshaped the notion of travel for African Americans and helped drive the nascent civil rights movement.
    (recorded 2/11/2020)

    • 48 Min.
    John Sayles | Yellow Earth

    John Sayles | Yellow Earth

    Referred to by Roger Ebert as ''the conscience of American independent filmmaking,'' John Sayles is the writer/director of 18 movies, including Matewan, Lone Star, Eight Men Out, and Passion Fish. In addition to writing more than 100 screenplays, he is the author of four novels and two short story collections, including Pride of the Bimbos, Union Dues, and Dillinger in Hollywood. His work has earned two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Golden Globe, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In Yellow Earth, Sayles spins a parable about Native American resistance to corporate and governmental forces.
    (recorded 2/10/2020)

    • 58 Min.
    EJ Dionne | Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country

    EJ Dionne | Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country

    In conversation with Dick Polman

     ''Substantial'' and ''notably fair minded'' (New York Times Book Review), E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post and nearly 100 other newspapers, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a visiting professor at Harvard University, and a professor at Georgetown University. A regular commentator on National Public Radio and on other radio and television programs, his New York Times bestselling books include Why the Right Went Wrong, the National Book Award–nominated Why Americans Hate Politics, and One Nation After Trump. In his latest book, Dionne advocates an alliance between progressives and moderates in order to reestablish America's prospects for a healthy future.

    Dick Polman, Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, writes national political columns at dickpolman.net
    (recorded 2/6/2020)

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