Exclusives | April 29, 2016
Lavin Weekly #35: Jackson, Seaman, Robison, & Heffernan
— 1. Prison to the Pen: Mitchell S. Jackson’s The Residue Years Comes to Vimeo...
TED Fellows | March 24, 2016
Prison to the Pen: Introducing New Speaker Mitchell S. Jackson
— When the story’s all but written, how do we change the ending? When the cycle of poverty, drugs, and incarceration seems etched in stone, what can we do to break it? Award-winning author and 2016 TED Fellow Mitchell S. Jackson tells audiences firsthand. Jackson grew up in hardscrabble Northeast Portland: an impoverished and predominantly black neighborhood in one of America’s...
Environment | October 29, 2015
Greenland’s Vanishing Ice Sheet: Laurence C. Smith in The New York Times
— The ice sheet covering Greenland is melting—fast. Lakes and river networks crisscross its vast surface, draining into the ocean and expediting the melt. And this past summer, climate expert Dr. Laurence C. Smith—author of The World in 2050, head of the geography department at the University of California, and exclusive Lavin speaker—headed a team of scientists gathering on-the-ground data to measure, for the...
Exclusives | October 02, 2015
Lavin Weekly #9: Mark Leibovich, Patti Smith, & Douglas Merrill
— 1. Mark Leibovich Covers The Donald’s Divisive Rise...
Exclusives | August 14, 2015
Lavin Weekly #2: Coates, Smith, Mimran, Crosley, & Prevette
— 1. Everyone’s Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates—Even the President!...
Arts and Pop Culture | April 15, 2015
First Look: M Train, the New Book by Patti Smith
— Legendary musician and Lavin speaker Patti Smith has a new book coming out this fall. The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Smith's forthcoming memoir is M Train: an unforgettable odyssey into her mind, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. It will be released on October 6, 2015....
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.