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Lidia Yuknavitch
Lidia Yuknavitch
March 13, 2018
Francisco Cantu
Francisco Cantú, Ruxandra Guidi
February 21, 2018
California/The West
Antonio Damasio
Antonio Damasio, Manuel Castells
February 6, 2018
Social Sci/Politics
Bassem Youssef
Bassem Youssef, Kelly McEvers
January 31, 2018
Current Events
Víctor Terán
Jane Hirshfield, Víctor Terán, David Shook
January 23, 2018
Heather Ann Thompson
Heather Ann Thompson, Kelly Lytle Hernandez
January 18, 2018
Khizr Khan
Khizr Khan, Jeffrey Fleishman
December 7, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
David Eagleman
David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
December 5, 2017
James Forman, Jr.
James Forman, Jr., Robin D.G. Kelley
November 29, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Janet Fitch
Janet Fitch, Boris Dralyuk
November 16, 2017
Maritza Sanchez
Víctor Cata, Zackary Drucker, Maritza Sanchez
November 14, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Natalia Toledo
Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, Natalia Toledo
November 9, 2017
Caitlin Doughty
Caitlin Doughty, Carolyn Kellogg
November 1, 2017
Social Sci/Politics
Steven J. Ross
Steven J. Ross, Rob Eshman
October 26, 2017
California/The West, History/Bio
Roz Chast
Roz Chast
October 24, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Odilia Romero Hernández
Bob Holman, Vincent Medina, Odilia Romero Hernández, Leanne Hinton
October 21, 2017
California/The West
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan, Marisa Silver
October 19, 2017
Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen Greenblatt, Jack Miles
October 5, 2017
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Chaz Bojórquez
Chaz Bojórquez, Dario Canul, Cosijoesa Cernas, Amanda de la Garza
September 19, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Richard Ali A Mutu
July 31, 2017
Ali Noorani
Ali Noorani
July 27, 2017
California/The West, Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Chiwan Choi
Chiwan Choi, Natalie J. Graham, Ashaki M. Jackson, and TK Lê
July 25, 2017