author, 'Varieties of Disturbance'
Author and essayist
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
Jun. 6, 2014from Bookworm
Jun. 21, 2007from Bookworm
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I take a long boat trip to interesting and exotic places, and end up heading back to the boat for pizza night, which is a metaphor I hope…
Aug. 8from Martini Shot
From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel Beloved .
Aug. 15from Bookworm
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a certified feelgood film that has no use for naked tenderness, disability sentimentality or full-frontal sweetness.
Aug. 9from Film Reviews
For the first time, PBS will stream live on a so-called "skinny bundle," YouTube TV.
Jul. 30from Screengrab
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the Golden Age of Spanish painting.
Jul. 25from Art Talk
In Lynn Shelton’s new comic caper film 'Sword of Trust,' Marc Maron plays a pawnbroker who gets caught up in a scheme to sell a Civil War artifact of dubious provenance.
Jul. 26from The Business
Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".
Aug. 16from The Treatment
Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.
Aug. 12from The Fink + Forty Show
One of the stranger attractions at the Sowden House are the seven Persian cats, flat-faced and shorn of fur except for fluffy heads and paws. They are meant to look like little lions.
Jul. 26from Design and Architecture