Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
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.
- Harvard Professor Condemns GOP’s Jan. 6 Response | MSNBC: Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt discuss America’s antidemocratic institutions.
- ‘We have to learn how to live with this’: Some U.S. governors say it’s time for an endemic approach to COVID | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer writes about the path forward.
- Menstruation Gets a Gen Z Makeover | The New York Times: Cara Natterson, M.D. speaks on how the conversation around menstruation has changed.
- Opinion: It’s pointless to yearn for a post-pandemic return to normalcy. Or is it normality? | The Washington Post: Benjamin Dreyer reflects on the pandemic.
- Burgerville Is the Future of Fast Food | Bloomberg: Amanda Little interviews Jill Taylor, the outgoing CEO of a regional hamburger chain that’s forging a template for local, sustainable sourcing.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Annunciation | The New Yorker: Lauren Groff reads a short piece of fiction.
- 20 books that are essential reading for Black History Month | CNN: CNN recommends Yaa Gyasi and Brit Bennett as some of the most brilliant Black authors to read throughout the month.
- She died of cystic fibrosis. A new film tells her story — in her own words | Forward: Diane Shader Smith has given over 200 talks on Mallory’s story, cystic fibrosis and the experimental treatment her daughter received.
- Reacher blows up Lee Child’s character to ‘full size’ for the smaller screen | CNN: The Amazon series based on Lee Child’s series premiered February 4.
- On Being Unmoored: Chang-rae Lee Charts Fiction with Anne Anlin Cheng | Public Books: Chang-rae Lee discusses his relationship to his own work and the benefits of taking an “orbital view” on his writing.