Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist and a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has been nominated several times for the Man Booker Prize.
In his novel House of Names, Colm Tóibín finds, in adapting Greek tragedy, a home for all of his old concerns and room for new ones, too.
Jun. 8, 2017from Bookworm
Colm Tóibín discusses his deeply personal story of a provincial Irishwoman who sets aside motherhood to grapple with grief.
Jan. 15, 2015from Bookworm
Colm Tóibín candidly describes the inspirations for the stories in his first collection.
Apr. 17, 2008from Bookworm
The show "Home" begins with a magic trick. When you walk into the theater, you see an empty stage.
Mar. 9from Opening the Curtain
Concert promoters Goldenvoice have announced that next month’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California has been rescheduled to the weekends of October 9-11 and 16-18.
Mar. 10from Music News
The email came from a friend: a play on Zoom, Friday, 5 pm Pacific, the day after California began to shelter in place. I logged on skeptically.
Mar. 23from Opening the Curtain
At the most fundamental level, the theater connects artists with an audience at one time, in one space. That's about presence.
Mar. 16from Opening the Curtain
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I coin a new word: concernvertisement, which describes those emails we’re all getting from anyone we’ve ever bought anything from.
Mar. 25from Martini Shot
At the new exhibit “ Current in the Shadows ,” long gold and yellow strands of seaweed hang from the walls and ceiling of Ventura College’s New Media Gallery.
Mar. 13from KCRW Features
With restaurants, concert venues and bars closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those who work in the hospitality and music industries won’t collect pay at the end of March.
Mar. 20from KCRW Features
What's a movie lover to do? No new openings because theaters are shutting down for the duration. But new releases are coming.
Mar. 20from Film Reviews
Today’s entire show is about how Angelenos are helping their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. One Huntington Park bakery is offering free bread to kids each day.
Mar. 25from Greater LA