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speaker news | Mar 10th, 2011

Novelist and Now Screenwriter: Salman Rushdie to Write Next People for Showtime

According to Variety, Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie is developing an ambitious hourlong drama called Next People to air on Showtime, home of Dexter, Weeds, and Nurse Jackie. Charting the rapid change in contemporary American life, the show will incorporate politics, sex, religion,... Continue Reading →
speaker news | Jan 24th, 2011

Food Speaker Mark Bittman Retiring "The Minimalist" Column, Moving to Opinion Section of NYT

Food personality, writer, and speaker Mark Bittman is best known for his candor, his no-nonsense style and his simple recipes. Bittman is not a chef, and he’s never worked in a restaurant. But as a television personality, as a columnist, as the author of several blockbuster cookbooks, he is... Continue Reading →