Hyperintellectual lecture playfully tears apart movies from within
By Devin D. O’Leary
Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek is known for expounding on a number of subjects, from political theory to psychoanalysis—often at a whiplash-inducing pace. But his passion is film.
Ideas worth spreading. This is the mission of the nonprofit organization TED, which works toward changing attitudes, lives and the world. It began with two annual conferences where some of the world’s greatest innovators and insight-givers were challenged to give the best talk they could in 18 minutes or less. Videos of the talks are regularly posted online for everyone to watch, share and love.
Silver Sparrow, the book that has rapidly gained an indie following and critical praise alike, opens with the line "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.”
Tayari Jones’ yarn about betrayal, deception and destroyed illusions twists around James Witherspoon and his two families—one public, one secret. The daughters from each family meet and become friends, but only one of them knows they are sisters.
Jones, who was born and mostly raised in Atlanta, Georgia (but spent one year in Nigeria) will speak and sign copies of her book on Monday, July 11.