A former writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Aparna Nancherla headed to MIT to discuss her career and tackling tough topics with humor.
Slate’s Jamelle Bouie on how race and ethnicity framed the election and how journalists and content creators can improve coverage of these issues moving forward.
Humorist John Hodgman has parlayed his wit into New York Times best-selling books, a Daily Show correspondent position, a Netflix stand-up special, and his own podcast.
How are “tweens” represented in popular culture? And how does this relatively new category deal with race, class, and gender identity?
In conversation with Alan Lightman, international best-selling author and science historian James Gleick discusses his career, the state of science journalism, and his newest book Time Travel: A History.
How hateful, discriminatory rhetoric influences public opinion, its impact on the daily lives of Muslim-Americans, and strategies for combating it.
What separates a good teacher from a great one? Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Weisskopf Professor of Physics Alan Guth and MIT biology professor Hazel Sive–all honored teachers–will explore these issues with Literature professor and Communications Forum director emeritus David Thorburn.