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book reviews | Mar 30th, 2011

Lev Grossman Profiles David Foster Wallace's The Pale King in TIME Magazine

In this week’s Time magazine, leading book critic Lev Grossman looks at the creation of David Foster Wallace’s hugely anticipated posthumous novel, The Pale King. With piercing insight, Grossman’s piece does double duty, serving as both a book review and an in depth look at David Wallace (“his... Continue Reading →
news | Mar 29th, 2011

Virginia Heffernan Joins The New York Times Op-Ed Pages

Lavin speaker Virginia Heffernan will join The New York Times Opinion Pages starting Monday, she told AdWeek. Previous to joining the Op-Ed section, Virginia wrote The Medium column for The New York Times Magazine and also served as the television critic for the Times. A provocative thinker and a... Continue Reading →
social change | Mar 27th, 2011

Blanketing Haiti: Humanitarian Happy Johnson's Recent Trip to Port-au-Prince

Social entrepreneur Happy Johnson recently visited Port-au-Prince to deliver blankets to orphanages, hospitals and schools. It was his second relief mission on behalf on his organization, Blanket Haiti, and this time around he even made a quick iPhone movie (above). I asked Happy how things are... Continue Reading →

Virginia Heffernan Speaks on Digital Delight -- and Anxiety -- at School of Visual Arts

Virginia Heffernan — who writes often, and provocatively, on the way digital technology has reconfigured the cultural landscape — will deliver her keynote, “The Pleasures of the Internet,” at the School of Visual Arts in New York on Tuesday, March 29. The event is part of the esteemed D-Crit Lecture... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Mar 24th, 2011

Keynote Review: Jonah Lehrer on Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Earlier this week, Jonah Lehrer delivered a keynote to a prestigious advertising crowd in New York, concentrating on the pivotal question of where creativity can be found. Speaking to a packed house of modern day Don Drapers & Peggy Olsons — ad men and women who are finding ways to wield magazine... Continue Reading →
television | Mar 23rd, 2011

John Elder Robison Profiled on Science Channel's Ingenious Minds

John Elder Robison, Lavin speaker and author of Look Me in the Eye, was recently profiled on an episode of Science Channel’s Ingenious Minds – a show that explores the lives of savants. Robison was born with Asperger’s syndrome (but wasn’t diagnosed until age forty), a type of autism that is... Continue Reading →
bioethics | Mar 22nd, 2011

Arthur Caplan: The Extraordinary Bravery of the Fukushima 50 Must Be Repaid

While most people have been evacuated from the surrounding areas of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, there are those brave few that stay behind. These fearless workers, dubbed “the Fukushima 50”, are risking their lives — by facing possible explosions, fires, and extended periods of radiation —... Continue Reading →
speaker review | Mar 22nd, 2011

Patti Smith Performs and Reads from Just Kids in New York City

The legendary Patti Smith performed last month in New York, where she read from her book Just Kids and played some of her most famous songs to a packed house at the 92nd St. Y. In a special live show, Smith alternated between reading from the National Book Award winning memoir, musing about life... Continue Reading →
education | Mar 22nd, 2011

Jeremy Gutsche on MBAs: It's Not What You Learn, It's Who You Learn With

Jeremy Gutsche, Lavin speaker and founder of Trendhunter.com, didn’t achieve success all on his own. It was his well rounded background, including an MBA from Queen’s University, that gave him the foundation he needed to become one of the world’s foremost expert on consumer trends. That — and a... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 21st, 2011

Drew Dudley: How We've Made Leadership Into Something Bigger Than Us

Here is the amazing Drew Dudley, at TEDxIBYork, talking about how we’ve made leadership into something bigger than us, something beyond our reach. Most people, when asked, simply refuse to call themselves a leader, no matter how accurate that descriptor might be. This is wrong for a number of... Continue Reading →
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