Archive for Category: "Arts & Ideas"
What a terrific evening with the man who coined the term “virtual reality.” Jaron Lanier, a true Internet pioneer, gave us a brilliant analysis of what’s wrong with the Internet today and how to fix it. And as a special treat, he brought along world renowned flutist Robert Dick, with whom he played a duet [...]
Mary Roach is America’s funniest science writer. In a hilarious conversation with Litquake’s Jack Boulware, Mary shared insights from her latest book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary explained that her first published work was a column in the San Francisco Examiner called “Pet Tips” that she wrote as part of her job at [...]
This year, Eleven Madison Park, was named the fifth best restaurant in the world. Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara, the geniuses behind the acclaimed restaurant, discussed their gorgeous new book I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes with Top Chef Masters Judge and Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland. Humm, of course, has a [...]
Jerry Muller delivered the 3rd Annual Stanford University Charles Michael Lecture on “Capitalism & The Jews” as part of the Manovill Conversations Loaded: Jews & Money Series on May 7 in Kanbar Hall. While Jewish wealth is a stereotype, according to Muller, whenever Jews have been given the opportunity, they have done disproportionately well economically. [...]