When the Music’s Over: Greil Marcus on the Doors | 6 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
Apparently seeking to account for every important rock act of the '60s, Greil Marcus turns his critical attention to the Doors.
In from the Cold: 'George F. Kennan: An American Life' | 8 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM
George F. Kennan, diplomat and intellectual, in many ways resembles a character in a John le Carré novel. John Lewis Gaddis, a Cold War historian at Yale, places his life in perspective.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker | 23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
What’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding? Working against conventional wisdom, Steven Pinker argues that we have reached a historical low point with regards to violence.
Benediction: On Thurston Moore’s 'Demolished Thoughts' | 19 Dec 2011 // 12:00 AM
Although Demolished Thoughts was released before the announcement of the breakup of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, it is unavoidably a document of this personal and professional transition.