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Tuesday Thoughts: Margaret Atwood and A New Definition of Speculative Fiction

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of listening to Margaret Atwood have a conversation with Roger Rosenblatt at Chautauqua Institution. I enjoyed their witty repartee (Rosenblatt: Would you listen to me for a moment? 293 more words

Writing

Chautauqua, Week One: Roger Rosenblatt

In my “Update” post, I mentioned that I’m working at The Chautauquan Daily this summer as the literary arts reporter. Each week, I get to interview individuals working in the field that are visiting the… 102 more words

Feiffer: Childlike mentality at heart of humor, art


Rachael Le Goubin | Staff Photographer
Cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer tells the audience that in order to create something wonderful, one has to let the work take over instead of trying to control everything. 1,720 more words

Lectures

Rosenblatt, Feiffer to talk creativity, learning with age

At the age of 85, Jules Feiffer is busy.

He’s writing children’s books, a Broadway production adapted from his first novel, The Man in the Ceiling, a revival of one of his old plays, and a sequel for a graphic novel that hasn’t even been released yet.  429 more words

Chautauqua Institution

‘True Detective’ Rosenblatt returns to discuss memoir

In the HBO series “True Detective,” Matthew McConaughey’s character Rust Cohle muses that “this is a world where nothing is solved.”

“Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle,’” Cohle said. 912 more words

The Arts

Brokaw reflects on Greatest Generation with Rosenblatt


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Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, speaks with Roger Rosenblatt at Monday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater.

At the end of his book The Greatest Generation, veteran NBC news broadcaster Tom Brokaw wrote of “the essence of the American experience.” It was a concept evoked for him when he watched an uncle and a friend, both of whom fought in World War II, walk through a cemetery in Bristol, South Dakota, leaving small American flags on the graves of veterans. 4,486 more words

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