What’s it like to protect the president in the modern age? Novelist Brad Meltzer explores this topic in his new book, "The Fifth Assassin." Meltzer talks with Jeffrey Brown about researching presidential assassins, writing thrillers, the advice he received from a former president and perspective from the Secret Service. Continue reading
A bachelor party that doesn’t quite go as planned, followed by a wedding that’s interrupted by the arrival of a boat of Haitian refugees. Throw in a large python snake, some Russian gangsters and the city of Miami — or at least Dave Barry’s version of it — and you get his new novel, “Insane City.”
Humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new novel, "Insane City," where pre-wedding antics meets sober topics like immigration. Barry describes his writing process, his affinity for P.G. Wodehouse and why his home city of Miami is a target-rich environment. Continue reading
The life and times of a modern day prepubescent pop star are the sardonic fodder for Teddy Wayne’s new novel, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.”
Washington, D.C. native and classical dancer Renee Robinson credits her extensive dance training to the longevity of her three decade career. “The first dance technique I learned was classical ballet as a student at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet [in Washington, D.C.]. I enjoyed my school, I liked my teachers and instructors and I loved the seriousness of it. I liked the poetry of it. I found that I enjoyed the intense training and required focus to connect my thoughts with my movements.”
A photograph of poet Allen Ginsberg taken by his friend William Burroughs is part of an exhibit of Ginsberg’s photographs at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg,” which also includes portraits of Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac, is on view from through April 6.