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  1. Werner Herzog reads Go The F☁ck To Sleep

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    Werner Herzog, the great filmmaker, reads "Go the F*uck" to Sleep," on the occasion of a Fathers Day Special, a LIVE from the NYPL event which took place on June 14, 2011, featuring…

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    • Edwidge Danticat 11.10.10 LIVE SHORTS

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      In CREATE DANGEROUSLY: The Immigrant Artist at Work, Edwidge Danticat draws on her Haitian background, experiences as an author and comments from colleagues in art, literature, photography, and journalism,…

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      • Chris Blackwell 5.11.11 LIVE SHORTS

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        In 1959 Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in a small office in Kingston, Jamaica in an effort to bring Jamaican music to the broader stage. After moving the offices to the UK, Island Records…

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        • Zadie Smith 11.22.10 LIVE SHORTS

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          Divided into four sections—“Reading,” “Being,” “Seeing,” and “Feeling”— Zadie Smith’s CHANGING MY MIND depicts a range of experiences,…

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          • Jay-Z 11.15.10 LIVE SHORTS

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            Fiercely candid, uncompromising, provocative, inspiring—DECODED is the long awaited first book by the multi-platinum, 10 time Grammy Award winning artist, entrepreneur, and icon JAY-Z. "When…

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            • Slavoj Zizek 11.09.10 LIVE SHORTS

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              The three religions of the Book each help us to differentiate the divine from the sacred. This liberating concept culminates in Paul's claim, from Ephesians, that "our struggle is not against…

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              • Keith Richards 10.29.10 LIVE SHORTS

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                "When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church which belongs to God, and the public Library, which belongs to you. The public library…

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                • Antonio Damasio & Marina Abramovic 11.12.10 LIVE SHORTS

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                  In his new book, Self Comes To Mind, Antonio Damasio, who directs the USC Brain and Creativity Institute and is the 2010 winner of the prestigious Honda Prize for scientific excellence, discusses…

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                  • Derek Walcott 12.3.10 LIVE SHORTS

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                    "Hemingway and the Caribbean" The Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott gives a new appreciation of Hemingway as a great and influential Caribbean writer, acknowledging Hemingway's…

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                    • Ralph Nader, Ted Turner & Peter Lewis 5.4.11 LIVE SHORTS

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                      In Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, Ralph Nader imagines a coalition of billionaires who join forces to answer the question: “What if several of America’s wealthiest individuals decided…

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                      • Wole Soyinka 5.1.11 LIVE SHORTS

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                        PEN American Center presents WOLE SOYINKA ARTHUR MILLER LECTURE: WOLE SOYINKA Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature, Nigerian poet-dramatist Wole Soyinka writes, "Books and all forms of writing…

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                        • MARK SALZMAN 2.18.11 LIVE SHORTS

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                          Author Mark Salzman (Iron and Silk, The Soloist, Lying Awake), became a stay-at-home parent in 2001. Eight years and three failed book manuscripts later, he had a nervous breakdown. He joins LIVE…

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