Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
News Media Spotlight
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- Russia Signals Possible Scale Back Of War Objectives | MSNBC: Alex Wagner discusses former Obama White House aide Ben Rhodes’s assessment about Russia signaling it’s “retreating” from its larger ambitions to take over all of Ukraine.
- Ukraine’s Three-to-One Advantage | The Atlantic: Elliot Ackerman examines what has given Ukrainian fighters the greatest edge.
- One American Family’s Debt to Ukraine | WNYC: Franklin Foer talks about the Holocaust survivor Ethel Kaplan, how he once came to believe Putin’s myth, and his journey to Ukraine to debunk it.
- Zelensky steps up criticism of West, demanding weapons and sanctions | The Washington Post: Shane Harris reports that the Ukrainian president urges for Western countries for more sanctions.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Netflix to Adapt Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as Film | The Hollywood Reporter: Little Fires Everywhere creator Liz Tigelaar will write the film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller.
- Elizabeth Strout’s Lucy by the Sea | Literary Hub: Elizabeth Strout’s forthcoming book follows Lucy through the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Revered Author Jennifer Egan Talks Revisiting The Characters Who Made Her A Star In Her Mind-Bending New Blockbuster | British Vogue: Jennifer Egan wants to write a follow-up that doesn’t remotely feel like a follow-up.
- The liberal, theatrical family of John Wilkes Booth was every bit as interesting as the presidential assassin himself | ABC: Karen Joy Fowler researches the fascinating story of the Booth family – a wild bunch of actors, charmers, and drunks.
- For years, I Anglicized my Mexican last name. MAGA trolls inspired me to reclaim it | Los Angeles Times: Jean Guerrero speaks on how reclaiming her name is a way of asserting pride in one’s culture.
- The big idea: can forests teach us to live better? | The Guardian: Suzanne Simard talks about how trees could be the model for a new way of being.