Next Live Show: Dave Chokshi
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Next Live Show: Dave Chokshi

  Pandemic permitting, we’ll do this as a live show, otherwise Zoom. Either way, we’ll welcome our fourth NYC health commissioner (following Mary Travis Bassett, Tom Farley, Tom Frieden) or, more correctly, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Fiddler Stephanie Coleman will provide the music. Produced with the Municipal Archives in their … Continue reading »

381: Madison Smartt Bell
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381: Madison Smartt Bell

Since he achieved widespread acclaim for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, his admiring readers have sent him all sorts of gifts—artwork, a meteorite. But has anyone sent him pie, and did he eat it? “I’m not recalling anything right now; I would have eaten it, though.”  The weirdly intimate connection … Continue reading »