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Apr 24, 2013

Philippe Petit entered the consciousness of many New Yorkers on August 7, 1974, when he walked -- danced! -- on a high wire he’d secretly strung between the towers of the World Trade Center, an incredible feat revisited in the 2008 documentary Man on Wire. His conversation is also pretty terrific.

Apr 17, 2013

Bruce Feiler’s Walking the Bible was the first of his four consecutive New York Times best sellers. He has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a Jeopardy! Question – our nation’s highest honors – and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines, if there actually is such a place. His newest book is...

Apr 10, 2013

It is silly to ask a novelist what her books are about, but Meg Wolitzer once wrote, “Sometimes they’re about marriage. Families. Sex. Desire. Parents and children.” That pretty much covers what it is to be human. Omitting only handguns. We admire her deftness with language, in her fiction and also: she devises...

Apr 3, 2013

Judy Collins began her 50-year career at age 13, performing a Mozart piano concerto. She recorded her first album, Maid Of Constant Sorrow in 1961. She provided Bill and Hillary Clinton with a name for their daughter, but that is not a routine part of her act. Her new CD/DVD project was recorded live at the...