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PEN International: Mobilizing Writers to Defend Free Speech

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

PEN deserves to be recognized for the work the member centers have done to produce their new report, "Creativity and Constraint in Today's China." It's like a mirror held up to a face that asks: Is this what you want to look like to the world?

Sotomayor Speaks At Literature Festival

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said she wants to be called just "Sonia from the Bronx." And on Sunday, the first His...

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Munch & Warhol, Brave Writers and Fantasia Live

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

On the Culture Front: Cock Opens Off-Broadway, PEN Festival Storms New York and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Mike Bartlett's buzzed about new play, Cock, from the Royal National Theatre opened to a thunderous and mostly deserved standing ovation at the Duke Thursday night.

Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie Among Writers Featured At PEN World Voices Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Sherman Alexie will be among the writers featured at the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival of ...

Voicing Haiti: Edwidge Danticat

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Baudo Sillerman

As we all shudder through news of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, we've also been hearing from the literary voices, that for many of us, first brought Haiti alive.

Krugman, Roubini, Soros: How To Solve The Financial Crisis

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Following are excerpts from a symposium on the economic crisis presented by The New York Review of Books and PEN World Voices at the Metropolitan Muse...