As a child, he loved the Coney Island Aquarium but, “as with all good things, eventually one develops very complicated feelings.” Is the aquarium a benign collection of wonders or a shameful treasure-house of imperialism? And either way, how’s the gift shop? A conversation at the Princeton Public Library with the classicist and author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. Music from Sheri Miller.
- PERSON: Herodotus
- PLACE: Coney Island Aquarium
- THING: an editorial cartoon
- RANDY’S THING: this sheet music