Join Emmy Award winning MSNBC host Rachel Maddow with The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb on the untold story of the rise of American extremism. Maddow seeks to uncover American extremism's roots, tracing how mid-century anti-democratic actors like Father Charles E. Coughlin sowed discord in American society, and how it reverberates in our political discourse today. Hear Maddow and Cobb discuss the genesis of modern extremism, why it has proven so hard to stamp out, the continuing threats to our democratic institutions, and more.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York magazine critic Andrea Long Chu delivers an eye-opening talk on the state of contemporary criticism, the authority inherent to aesthetic judgment, and the problem of personal taste.
Join us for a program presented by New York Times Op-Ed Columnist and bestselling author David Brooks as he presents his new book 'How to Know a Person'. Brooks draws from various fields to present a hopeful, integrated approach to human connection.
A new stage work commissioned to mark 92NY's 150th anniversary, Conversations to the Tune of Air-Raid Sirens by acclaimed poet Ilya Kaminsky (Deaf Republic) gathers the voices of contemporary Ukrainian poets in response to the atrocities taking place during Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. How do we respond to crisis? What is the music left echoing in the ears after we hear the voices that speak in silence after air-raid sirens? Join us for this unforgettable performance — the world debut of this vital record of on-the-ground, historical witness. This program is part of the Unterberg Poetry Center.
Celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves brings the New York premiere of COTTON, an immersive exploration of African American stories through song, poetry, and photography. Inspired by photographer John E. Dowell's haunting images of South Carolina cotton fields, this multidisciplinary work speaks to the resilience of soul and psyche.