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City Arts & Lectures
In American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin unravels one of the most riveting and bizarre news stories of the last century. In 1974, while a sophomore in college, Hearst was kidnapped by a group self-styled “revolutionaries” calling themselves the Simbionese Liberation Army. For the next two years, Hearst, her captors, and the surrounding media frenzy held the public’s attention.
City Arts & Lectures presents Mary Roach, author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in conversation with Adam Savage.
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City Arts & Lectures presents leading american historian and author of The Quartet: Orchestrating The Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph Ellis. Joseph will be in conversation with Roy Eisenardt.
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City Arts & Lectures presents musician, singer-songwriter, and actor Paul Simon in conversation with Dave Eggers, author of The Circle.
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City Arts & Lectures presents "Talk to Me: Conversation in the Digital Age" with Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Sherry will be in conversation with Jacob Ward, science and technology correspondent for Al Jazeera America.
For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/event/talk-to-me-conversation-in-the-digital-age/
City Arts & Lectures presents a Ping Pong Competition and conversation with Pico Iyer, author of The Art of Stillness: Andventures in Going Nowhere, and Geoff Dyer, author of White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.
For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/event/geoff-dyer-pico-iyer/
City Arts & Lectures presents Dacher Keltner, author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, in conversation with Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.
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City Arts & Lectures presents Mindfulness in a Modern World with Jack Kornfield, author of Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are. Jack will be in conversation with Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.
City Arts & Lectures presents Don DeLillo for a discussion of his latest novel, Zero K, with Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers.
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