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    Michael Witmore on Shakespeare's Legacy

    Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, offered his thoughts on the continued legacy of William Shakespeare four hundred years after his death.

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    Ballet and Body Image

    Misty Copeland, the first African America principle dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, talked about her life and new book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a…

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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

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    William Faulkner Collection

    Molly Schwartzburg showed items from the William Faulkner Collection at the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Mr. Faulkner was the university’s first…

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    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talked about her career as a writer and why she believes the arts are important. Ms. Dove served as poet laureate from 1993 to 1995. She is also recipient of numerous…

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    Shakespeare and Rules of War

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and theater director Liesl Tommy were among the panelists at a discussion on the role of the rules of war in the Shakespearean canon and what modern lessons on war…

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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

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    Q&A with Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, who recently ended the syndicated column that he had for 25 years, talked about his life and career. He also talked about his love of photography, which he has been engaged…

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    Culture as a Weapon

    Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic…

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    A House of My Own

    Sandra Cisneros, author of A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, delivered a talk after receiving the Fairfax Prize, which is awarded annually during the Fall for the Book festival in…

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    Federal Funding of Arts Programs

    Robert Lynch talked about federal funding for the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which the Trump administration has pledged…

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    The Word Detective

    John Simpson talked about his book The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary, in which he remembers his close to forty years at the Oxford…

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    Edgar Allen Poe Museum

    Chris Semtner talked about the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Established in 1909, the Poe Memorial Association was formed by a group of literary enthusiasts to create a monument to the writer in his hometown of…

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    Joe Klein on Politics and Literature

    Joe Klein spoke about politics and literature at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar. This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.

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    James Baldwin

    Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He…

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    TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, Mike Judge

    Mike Judge, creator and executive producer of the HBO television series “Silicon Valley,” talked about the creation and future of the show, plus the changes in the tech industry in the past few decades.…

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    Dr. Seuss Collection

    Lynda Claassen talked about the Dr. Seuss Collection at University of California, San Diego, Archives. The collection includes over 10,000 pieces of drawings, photographs, and other memorabilia, including…

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    Law and Romeo and Juliet

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito served as chief judge in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s mock trial of Friar Laurence for the wrongful deaths of Romeo and Juliet in a suit brought by their parents.…

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    The Millionaire and the Bard

    Andrea Mays talked about her book The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio, in which she discusses Henry Folger’s pursuit of William Shakespeare’s…

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    Communicators with Rahul Telang

    Professor Rahul Telang talked about how data collection has affected the book, movie, music, and television industries. Companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Google have amassed large amounts…

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