Exclusives | August 26, 2016
Lavin Weekly #51: Levitin, Konnikova, Sax, & Frazier
— 1. Daniel Levitin: This Is Sting’s Brain (on Music)...
Diversity | August 25, 2016
First Look: Jeff Chang’s New Book, We Gon’ Be Alright
— Across America, it’s been a summer of turmoil and division. After shootings in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, protests and violence in Milwaukee, and ceaseless debate, racial tension remains at a boiling point. In his last book, Who We Be, author Jeff Chang examined racial progress in post-civil rights America. In his upcoming collection, We Gon’...
Design | August 24, 2016
Design Evangelist John Maeda's New Job: Promoting Inclusion and Open Source
— Congratulations are in order for design speaker John Maeda, who’s moving on after three productive years as the Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Maeda will join Automattic, parent company of WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Jetpack, as their Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, where he’ll...
Environment | August 24, 2016
What Are You Reading?: Adam Briggle Makes Two Eco-Minded Recommendations
— What are the ideas and voices informing our most exciting keynote speakers? This week, we reached out to Adam Briggle, Lavin environment speaker, grassroots leader, and author of A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking, and asked him a simple question: what are you reading? As it turns out, Briggle’s wading through two works, one of fiction and one of non-, that both have much to say about today’s...
Mental Health | August 23, 2016
New Videos: Michael Landsberg Opens Up about Depression & Mental Health
— Last December, Michael Landsberg ended his 18-year run as the host of TSN’s Off the Record. Now, he’s free to pursue a cause that’s near and dear to him: mental health awareness. Far from the image we’re used to seeing on TV, Landsberg suffers from depression, and has for most of his adult life. Today, he’s the creator of #SickNotWeak:...
Authors | August 17, 2016
Meet Guy Lawson, the Journalist Behind War Dogs
— This Friday (August 19), the crime-war-comedy biopic War Dogs hits theaters, starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Bradley Cooper. War Dogs tells the unlikely story of Efraim Diveroli and David Mackouz, two twenty-something Miami hustlers who land a massive contract to supply weapons to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And while you may see it in all its silver-screen glory this weekend, the...
In a riveting interview conducted by Riaz Meghji, Mohamed Fahmy recounts tales of his imprisonment in Egypt, the importance of journalism, and what this means to each of us in today’s society.