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Elif Batuman
Elif Batuman, Steve Hely
March 20, 2017
Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong
Ocean Vuong, Viet Thanh Nguyen
March 13, 2017
Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond, Steve Lopez
March 7, 2017
Social Sci/Politics
Erwin Chemerinsky
Erwin Chemerinsky
March 2, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
George Saunders
George Saunders, Anthony Marra, Phil LaMarr
February 27, 2017
Guadalupe Nettel
Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel
February 23, 2017
James Shapiro
James Shapiro, Lisa Wolpe
February 16, 2017
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio
Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty
February 14, 2017
Clara Bingham
David Harris, Winter Dellenbach, Bob Zaugh
February 6, 2017
California/The West, History/Bio
Michelle Tea
Michelle Tea
February 2, 2017
Dan Flores
Dan Flores, Melissa Cooper
January 30, 2017
Alison Gopnik
Alison Gopnik, Alex Cohen
January 26, 2017
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
C. Nicole Mason
C. Nicole Mason, Karon Jolna
January 24, 2017
Current Events, Essay/Memoir
Eric Stover
Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, Eric Stover
January 17, 2017
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Prince in concert holding a guitar
Tisa Bryant, Lynnée Denise, Ernest Hardy, Greg Tate
December 9, 2016
Arts & Entertainment
David France
David France, Dr. Mark H. Katz, Tony Valenzuela
December 1, 2016
History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon, David L. Ulin
November 30, 2016
Tim Wu
Tim Wu, Madeleine Brand
November 14, 2016
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit, Christopher Hawthorne
November 10, 2016
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio