370: Emily Raboteau
Nonfiction

370: Emily Raboteau

Many people share this writer’s admiration of John James Audubon as a naturalist and an artist, especially his magisterial Birds of America. “But fewer people know about him as a slave owner and a white supremacist,” she says. Birds, beauty, climate change, and racial justice: it’s complicated. And delightfully so. Produced with Orion Magazine. Continue reading »

Next Live Show: Steven Strogatz
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Next Live Show: Steven Strogatz

  Our first since March, 2020. With safety protocols and some trepidation. Responding to the clamor for more mathematicians on the show—so far, we’ve had approximately none—we welcome Steven Strogatz, who works in nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, The musical guest is Bobby Sanabria. Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 National Museum of Mathematics 11 East 26 St. for … Continue reading »

Movies

369: R. J. Cutler

His first feature-length documentary, The War Room, was Oscar-nominated. He won an Emmy for American High, a TV series. Years earlier he received this professional tip from his mentor, D. A. Pennebaker: “You’re not a director until you wake up screaming in the middle of the night.” Apparently I am a director. As are we all. Continue reading »