Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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August 30, 2016
"What does it mean that black men are being shot in the back?"
August 25, 2016
DFW, FTW: Life In the Internet Age
This week sees the opening of The End of the Tour, an updated My Dinner with Andre about David Foster Wallace’s book tour in 1996 for...|
July 14, 2016
Greil Marcus: America in Three Songs
Our country turned 240 last week—and yet it seems as if we’ve got so much growing up to do.In the 1960s—maybe the last moment in our history that...|
June 16, 2016
Susan Faludi: My Father, The Woman
We’re really feeling the fault lines of human identity in 2016: the vexed questions of who we are, who we aren’t, and who we’d like...|
May 24, 2016
This week: beach reading and classic literature intersect in one long literary shocker. The books are the four “Neapolitan Novels” of Elena Ferrante—from My Brilliant...|
May 11, 2016
Could Confucius Change Your Life?
In an panicked moment, maybe what we need most is a new set of eyes—or a very old one.Whatever you may find to be the...|
May 5, 2016
Ireland Rises Again!
It has been 100 years since Ireland’s Easter Rising, a fascinating, tragic episode that blended literature and liberation, defeat and victory, national reverence and remorse,...|
April 27, 2016
Eileen Myles’s Moment
This week, we’re tuning into the writer Eileen Myles. Born outside Boston in 1949, Myles is just now having an all-American moment. Myles has spent the last forty years...|
March 24, 2016
Pundits from Glenn Beck to Roger Cohen and Chris Hedges have one other discouraged democracy on their minds this election year.They’re thinking of the German government that rose as a fresh democracy in 1919...|
January 21, 2016
Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy”
In 1933, a group of freethinking American educators and academics took a look at their fresh, interwar world — and set about trying to remake it. They set up a...|
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