Archive for the ‘Afternoon Viewing’ Category

Afternoon Viewing: Malcolm Gladwell at the 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Afternoon Viewing: The Night Before Christmas

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Penguin UK corrals an A-list to give us a wonderful version of this quick classic:

Afternoon Viewing: Pearl S Buck

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

From the Merv Griffin Show YouTube description:

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning novelist Pearl S. Buck talks with Merv about her newest book, her charity work helping Asian orphans fathered by US servicemen, Communism in China and her new book ideas in this very rare interview from 1966.


Afternoon Viewing: Willis Barnstone

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

From Wayne Lindberg’s  YouTube description:

Willis Barnstone, prolific poet, translator, scholar, and memoirist has authored, edited, or contributed to countless volumes over six decades. In this conversation with Mariano Zaro, he talks about his development as a poet and the work of some poets he has translated and admires.


Afternoon Viewing: Evelyn Waugh

Friday, November 29th, 2013

From the YouTube description:

He was a novelist known for his quick and cruel wit, his wide-eyed opinions and his indifference about saying the shocking. So a BBC Home Service programme called Frankly Speaking in which Evelyn Waugh is quizzed by three abrasive questioners was never going to be a walk in the country. Today what was later described as the most ill-natured interview ever broadcast can be heard for the first time since 1953.


Afternoon Viewing: Kiran Nagarkar

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

From the Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest YouTube description:

“A great book is a very rare event,” says the vibrant bilingual novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar. His novels include Saat Sakkam Trechalis, which is considered a landmark in Marathi literature and according to some critics, it reinvented Marathi. His other novels are all in English: Ravan and Eddie, Cuckold, God’s Little Soldier and The Extras.

Afternoon Viewing: Poetry and the Metaphysical “I”

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

From the YouTube description:

Dorothea Lasky explores the subject of “Poetry and the Metaphysical ‘I’” in a wide range of poetries from Ovid to Frank O’Hara, from Eileen Myles to Nicki Minaj. Her talk was sponsored by the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry, which offers poets the opportunity to explore in depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics, and to create lasting works of criticism and poetics that will help current practitioners in the art of poetry, along with scholars and general readers, more fully understand poetry as it is written and read in our time.


Afternoon Viewing: William Gibson

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Tom Clancy

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Tom Clancy a leader of ‘author as brand’

Afternoon Viewing: The Heavens Rise, by Christopher Rice

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Advice for Humans, from author, Matt Haig

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Dr. Seuss, as you’ve never quite imagined…

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: The Chalice, by Nancy Bilyeau

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Stolen Magic, by Stephanie Burgis

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: The Comfort of Lies, by Randy Susan Meyers

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: David Foster Wallace, Animated

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Lemony Snicket Hassles Lemony Snicket

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Afternoon Viewing: Dave Sedaris Reads an Excerpt from 50 Shades of Grey

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

I probably don’t have to remind you that this is likely not safe for work, right?

Afternoon Viewing: Ron Charles on Gary Shteyngart’s Blurbs

Friday, January 4th, 2013