REPLAY: The Conflicting Ideals in Jefferson’s Architecture
The history of segregation is not just in our architecture, but in other public arts
Are America’s alliances worth it, or not?
New Voices At The Table
A new generation of Virginia politicians reflects on the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s 1971 constitution.
NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction
Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.
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Homeland Elegies with Ayad Akhtar
Ayad Akhtar (Homeland Elegies) discusses his latest novel, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams.
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The Secrets We Keep: Literary Fiction
Bill Clegg (The End of the Day), Zeyn Joukhadar (The Thirty Names of Night), and Zak Salih (Let’s Get Back to the Party) discuss their new novels exploring the mysteries of self and community, from the bonds and breaking points of friendship across generations, to a closeted Syrian-American trans boy’s search for family, and childhood friends’ attempts to navigate queer culture in contemporary Washington, D.C.
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The Art of the Short Story: John Lanchester & Te-Ping Chen
John Lanchester (Reality and Other Stories) and Te-Ping Chen (Land of Big Numbers: Stories) discuss their new collections of short stories which grapple with questions of interpersonal connection, technology, ambition, and distraction, through a mixture of witty literary fiction, magical realism, and cultural criticism.
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The Pandemic Election
This election has a lot of people worried about voting–how to do it and how to make it count.
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote
In this webinar, recorded October 2, 2020, Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones, discusses her critically acclaimed, recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, …
Virginia Women in Politics
This webinar, recorded September 25, 2020, is a conversation between two Virginia public servants: Senator Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat who is running for Governor in 2021, and Senator Jen A. Kiggans, a first-term Republican …