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  • emDawn of the New Everythingem
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    Dawn of the New Everything

    Scientist Jaron Lanier explored the connection between the brain and the world and argued that virtual reality enhances lives.

  • emQuite Enough of Calvin Trillin Forty Years of Funny Stuffem
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    Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

    Calvin Trillin, staff writer for the New Yorker and the Nation’s “deadline poet,” presented a collection of his essays from the past forty years that range from the economy to politics and…

  • emThe Cult of the Amateurem
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    The Cult of the Amateur

    Andrew Keen talked about his book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture (Crown Business, 2007). He debated with Lev Grossman of Time magazine the value of the…

  • emMicrotrendsem
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    Mark Penn talked about his book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, published by Twelve. Mr. Penn discussed his theory that special interest groups that contain a…

  • emA Writers Lifeem
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    A Writer\'s Life

    Gay Talese talked about his book, A Writer’s Life, published by Knopf. He described his more than 50-year career as a journalist and nonfiction author, including his years as a copy boy for The New…

  • 2006 Fall Book Preview
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    2006 Fall Book Preview

    Nancy Bass Wyden, co-owner of the Strand Book Store in New York City, recommended new and upcoming nonfiction books that she considers important. Ms. Bass Wyden also explained the history of the…

  • emLapdogs  How the Press Rolled Over for Bushem
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    Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush

    Eric Boehlert talked about his book, Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush, published by The Free Press. He argued that the press is apprehensive about being critical of the Bush administration because…

  • emThe Tragedy of Todays Gaysem
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    The Tragedy of Today's Gays

    Mr. Specter interviewed Larry Kramer about The Tragedy of Today’s Gays, published by Tarcher. Mr. Kramer wrote in his book about the history of AIDS and how he believes that gays have become a tragic…