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Don't miss our conversation with Amy Goodman & David Goodman of Democracy Now! and Rose Aguilar on KQED 88.5FM: today at 1pm, Tuesday at 8pm and Wednesday at 2am! www.kqed.org
Thanks again to Jack Kornfield & Kelly McGonigal for a wonderful conversation and meditation last night at the Nourse (+ a special backstage appearance from Jane McGonigal)!
Check out the music video for Joanna Newsom's single "Sapokanikan" made by Paul Thomas Anderson. Don't miss Newsom at the Nourse MONDAY 5/16 for a rare live interview hosted by Dave Eggers. Last-minute tickets available: http://bit.ly/1nDxwvE
Tonight! Jack Kornfield in conversation with Kelly McGonigal at the Nourse Theater! See you there!
Louise Erdrich on MAD Magazine, King Lear, and the other most powerful books in her life.
Tonight! Don DeLillo & Rachel Kushner at the Nourse! Get your tickets now for the best seats: http://bit.ly/1SNHTZb
Don't miss the inimitable Steve Silberman on "The Untold History of Autism" on KQED today at 1pm, Tuesday at 8pm and Wednesday at 2am. Tune into 88.5FM or KQED.org!
“It’s the hardest thing, writing humor into a book. But it’s also essential. I just don’t feel like I’ve got a book unless there’s something funny in it,” says Louise Erdrich to the Star Tribune. Don't miss her May 17 at the Nourse! Tickets: http://bit.ly/1XcEOVP
"I don’t own a cell phone. I was just discussing this with the people I’m traveling with here, people from my publishers. I simply feel more comfortable without these things. But one feels it and sees it. It’s been around me for much of the day today, because the people I’m traveling with, one in particular has trouble with her cell phone. There’s something wrong with it. She doesn’t know who’s trying to get in touch with her, what it is they want to say to her," Don DeLillo tells The Millions
Only FIVE DAYS until Don DeLillo & Rachel Kushner join us at the Nourse Theater. Tickets still available: http://bit.ly/1SNHTZb Thanks for the shoutout, 7x7!
"More than any other musician of his age and stature—more than Bob Dylan or Aretha Franklin or Mick Jagger, more than Paul McCartney or Joni Mitchell—he seems unburdened by the years, and by his own reputation. He has managed to become neither a wizened oracle nor an oldies act, and his best songs convey the appealing sensation of listening to a guy who is still trying to figure out what he’s doing," Kelefa Sanneh on the comeback of Paul Simon in The New Yorker.
"Words on paper, books as objects, hand-held, each wrinkled spine bearing a title. The lives inside, authors and characters. The lives of the books themselves. Books in rooms. The one-room apartment where I used to live and where I read the books that stand on the shelves all these years later, and where I became a writer myself..." Don DeLillo's beautiful speech on the Life of a Book at the 2015 National Book Award.
"I don’t read a DeLillo novel for its plot, character, setting; for who betrayed whom and how hard life with Mother was; for Phoenix days and Bombay nights; or for how to tune a fiddle. I read a DeLillo novel for its sentences. And sentence by sentence, DeLillo magically slips the knot of criticism and gives his readers what Nabokov maintained was all that mattered in life and art: individual genius. Sentence by sentence, DeLillo seduces. And I don’t just mean on the question of thumbs up or down; I mean that his sentences juke and weave around the best defenses, so that not only is the playing field of the past 50 years strewn with conservative critics of all stripes, but text, subtext, ultimate meanings remain elusive and the game, at least in part, now seems original to him...... " writes Joshua Ferris in The New York Times Books. Zero K is out May 3. Grab a copy at Books Inc. Opera Plaza and head to the Nourse May 9 to see DeLillo in conversation with Rachel Kushner: http://bit.ly/1SNHTZb
Get some laughs in this weekend with Maria Bamford in conversation with Jesse Thorn today on KQED 88.5FM at 1pm, Tuesday at 8pm and Wednesday and 2am! Photo by: David Korman Photography
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Don DeLillo's new book Zero K is a "marvelous blend of his enormous gifts. His bleak humor and edged insight, the alertness and vitality of his prose, the vast, poetic extrapolations are all evident," writes Bookforum. Zero K is out May 3. Don't miss him in conversation with Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers) on May 9 at the Nourse Theater. Tickets below.
Thanks to Richard Misrach, Guillermo Galindo and Amy X Neuburg for a wonderful evening of music, photographs and conversation around their stunning collaboration, Border Cantos. Need more? Check out the exhibit at San Jose Museum of Art (through July 31) and catch the radio broadcast of last night's program on KQED on Sunday, May 29 at 1pm!
"Every photograph is a measure of time." – Richard Misrach TONIGHT! We're so excited to be hosting Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo for a very special live presentation of Border Cantos: Photographs & Music from the US-Mexico Border, bringing "a humanitarian perspective to the heated political debates that surround the subject of immigration today." Tickets at the link below. We'll see you at the Nourse!
Up late? Turn on KQED 88.5FM for Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Robert Hass!
LAST CHANCE: Joanna Newsom in conversation with Dave Eggers TONIGHT at the Nourse Theater! Tickets still available!
"It is not enough to know that love and forgiveness are possible. We have to find ways to bring them to life" – Jack Kornfield, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. Next up at the Nourse: Jack Kornfield on Mindfulness in the Modern World in conversation with Kelly McGonigal this Thursday. We can't wait to see you all there!
Did you miss out on the best seats for Sebastião Salgado, Mindy Kaling, Ta-Nehisi Coates or Gloria Steinem this past year at the Nourse Theater? Become a member of City Arts & Lectures and be the first to know about all shows (including upcoming programs with Jonathan Safran Foer, Patti Smith, Ira Glass & more). PLUS! You'll receive 15% discount at Books Inc. Opera Plaza (and all Books Inc locations), invitations to backstage receptions with our featured guests, passes to Members-Only events & more. Join or renew online now!
This week on KQED don't miss Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative in conversation with Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker. Tune into 88.5FM or KQED.org today at 1pm, Tuesday at 8pm and Wednesday at 2am.