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November 23, 2010
LQ Podcast 5: Michael Dirda
The author of “Classics for Pleasure,” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post Book World, talks about his favorite writers featured in the Quarterly who deserve to be better-known.
November 19, 2010
The World in Time: That Egyptian Woman
Stacy Schiff’s remarkable new book on the life of Cleopatra sorts out the truths and half-truths about the ancient world’s most enticing and maligned ruler.
November 12, 2010
LQ Podcast 4: American Voices
In this trio of American texts, Lewis Lapham reads Henry Adams, Robert Krulwich reads Walt Whitman, and James Franco reads Benjamin Franklin.
November 7, 2010
The World in Time: The Sea, the Sea
Simon Winchester’s new book The Atlantic is a biography of the massive body of water which has fascinated explorers, scientists, fishermen, pirates, and travelers for centuries.
November 3, 2010
LQ Podcast 3: John Crowley, Glass-Bead Game
Editor Aidan Flax-Clark talks with author John Crowley about Hermann Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game, and the fierce competition that arises in both sports and the arts.
November 1, 2010
The World in Time: Occupational Hazards
For artists in Nazi-occupied Paris, the choice was often collaborate or compromise. Alan Riding discusses French culture under Hitler in his new book And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris.
October 20, 2010
LQ Podcast 2: Patton Oswalt Reads H.L. Mencken
First introduced to the critic after seeing his name on a Baltimore burrito shop, comedian Patton Oswalt has always admired the curmudgeonly tone of H.L. Mencken. He reads sections of Mencken from “Sports & Games,” “Religion,” and our newest issue “The City.”
October 18, 2010
The World in Time: Border Skirmish
The war of 1812 didn’t take place entirely on the streets of Washington, it also was fought along the Canadian border, where former loyalists and revolutionaries vied to bring the region into the union. Alan Taylor discusses his new book The Civil War of 1812.
October 8, 2010
The World in Time: London to Zion
Historian Jonathan Schneer tells the tale of how the Rothchilds turned to Zionism, and other British origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, in his new book The Balfour Declaration.
October 1, 2010
The World in Time: Fathoms Below
Author Phillip Hoare has written an unusual biography of the world’s largest mammal in The Whale, in Search of Giants of the Sea—chasing the elusive leviathan in history and literature.