Written 200 years after Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln shared a birthday on February 12, 1809, this insightful account sheds new light on two men who changed the way we think about the meaning of life and death. Award-winning journalist Adam Gopnik's unique perspective, combined with previously unexplored stories and figures, reveals two men planted firmly at the roots of modern views and liberal values.
"Connecting Darwin and Lincoln"
Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner: in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.
"Wish this wasn't abridged!!"
New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell revisit their debates about healthcare, education, media, and a variety of other subjects. The event, introduced by Daniel Sullivan, general consul of Canada, and Simon Center director Henry Timms is followed by an extensive Q&A.
Multiple award-winning author Adam Gopnik has written for the New Yorker since 1986. In this work, Gopnik charts America’s transformation from being simply aware of what they eat to being obsessive about it. This fascinating culinary journey will transport listeners from 18th-century France and the origin of America’s popular modern tastes to the kitchens of the White House and beyond.
"Beautifully written, uneven content"
Here, published for the first time in English, is Charb's final work. A searing criticism of hypocrisy and racism and a rousing, eloquent defense of free speech, Open Letter shows Charb's words to be as powerful and provocative as his art. This is an essential book about race, religion, the voice of ethnic minorities and majorities in a pluralistic society, and, above all, the right to free expression and the surprising challenges being leveled at it in our fraught and dangerous time.
"Provocative Material that Arouses the Intellect"
"Middlemarch and Me", by Rebecca Mead; "The Information", by Adam Gopnik; "The Other Place", by Mary Gaitskill; and "Schubert on the Beach", by Alex Ross.
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Survivor.
"Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik, "A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki, "My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach, "Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh, "Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto, "Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff, and "Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane.
"The Best Thing to Happen to Audible Ever"
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Korean Sharing House.
In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.
"Read It and Weep" by Adam Gopnik; "Tear, Slap, Clack" by Susan Sheehan; "The Risk Pool" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Manifold Destiny" by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber; and "Borderlines" by Anthony Lane.
"Kennedy Care", by Nicholas Lemann; "The Return of the Native", by Adam Gopnik; "Me, Myself and I", by Jane Kramer; "Bootylicious", by Caleb Crain; and "Out of the Shadows", by David Denby.
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Songs of the Humpback Whale.
"Americanisms" by Adam Gopnik, "Journeyman" by Patrick Radden Keefe, "Not All There" by Joyce Carol Oates, "X Marks the Spot" by Emily Nussbaum, "International Relations" by Anthony Lane.
Autumn 2000: After five years in Paris, Adam Gopnik moves his family back to a New York that seems, at first, safer and shinier than ever. Here in the wondrously strange "neighborhood" of Manhattan we observe the triumphs and travails of father, mother, son, and daughter; and of the teachers, coaches, therapists, adversaries, and friends who round out the extended urban family.
"Rambling and Often Dull"
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to My Monets.
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Citizenship Diary.
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Sand Hogs.
"The Fire This Time", by David Remnick; "New Threads", by Michael Schulman; "The Talking Cure", by Margaret Talbot; "The Outside Game; "The Bill", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Dirty Oil", by David Denby
Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik's introduction to Dear Birth Mother.