Adam Gopnik, (born August 24, 1956) is an American writer, essayist and commentator.
NYC obsessives... Micropolis: Mapping Love, Hate & Loss in Manhattan -- w/ Adam Gopnik and
What's with this city, that we endlessly dissect it, glorify it, wonder how exactly we fit into it? It's such a strange, narcissistic thing to do but it's kind of irresistible too. So the other day I went on a walk with Becky Cooper, the author of a new book, 'Mapping Manhattan,' and Adam Gopnik of…
Boy am I glad that I asked for his opinion on that idiotic Adam Gopnik piece. Hope to do similarly vs. Gopnik on PKD.
Some academic luminaries will grace the stages at McGill University’s various convocation ceremonies this spring.
I'm sharing the stage tonight with Garrison Keillor, Adam Gopnik + Richard Price Ball. My bit is only 1 min. but I'm bugging out!
Of all the amazing things the mind does, the most amazing may be that it can take sound and turn it into music. Adam Gopnik/The New Yorker
"Adam Gopnik among recipients of honorary degrees from
Judith Butler, Nana Mouskouri, Adam Gopnik to get honorary doctorates at McGill convocation
What do Adam Gopnik and Nana Mouskouri have in common? handing out honorary degrees
Among the 12 to receive honorary degrees from McGill this spring are Adam Gopnik and Nana Mouskouri:
"A guru gives us himself and then his system; a teacher gives us his subject, and then ourselves" -Adam Gopnik
Adam Gopnik looks back on the work of Ray Harryhausen, a legendary filmmaker and titan of special effects:
Adam Gopnik on Ray Harryhausen and the Expressively Imperfect World via
What’s really startling about National Geographic, as one passes from year to year, is not a hidden salaciousness but the repetition of characteristic juxtapositions. The magazine perfected the coupling of the very old seen from on high with the very near seen from up close. In the early part of the...
"..a poem knows itself better than we can know it, but..we know our own minds better after we've read it than we did before." ~ Adam Gopnik
... Seventeen is read by 12 year olds, and no playboy has ever read Playboy." - Adam Gopnik (New Yorker piece on NatGeo's back issues.)
Our celebration of Proust continues with Adam Gopnik: "[There is] so much pure Charlie Brown in the narrator’s voice"
Finally finished Adam Gopnik's "The Table Comes First". Good in many parts but also felt forced and joyless
I just bought: 'Paris to the Moon' by Adam Gopnik via
...historical criticism...too often spends its time hectoring the dead about not having seen things as we do now. - Adam Gopnik
"It is always difficult to be an artist, devoted to seeing & making, in a commercial society devoted to showing & spending." - Adam Gopnik
A tear-jerker in the most beautiful way: The pain when children fly the nest by Adam Gopnik
I wrote about audiences, class, and "New Canadian Myth." Also, Adam Gopnik and Stratford ON.
Also, I'm reading Adam Gopnik's "Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York." And it's so good! I wish I'd assigned it in CW2.
Adam Gopnik on parental love. it's infinite. BBC News - A Point of View: The pain when children fly the nest
People clown on Adam Gopnik but I think he's great. Another tick in the column of my burgeoning vanilla-liberal comfort zone I guess.
The Empty Nester: Adam Gopnik is about to be one: What I wonder about is why we love our children so asymmetri...
More books that arrived this week: Adam Gopnik's 'Paris to the Moon', 'Through the Children's Gate' and 'Angels and Ages' (lost my 1st copy)
This short piece on parenthood and kids leaving by Adam Gopnik might be my favorite of his:
Adam Gopnik on the "sad mystery of mastery" (explained via The Turk, itself an excellent story)
I just bought: 'The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food' by Adam Gopnik via
I've enjoyed Adam Gopnik on POV. I'm right in assuming it's secular thought for the week, right?
Adam Gopnik: A hundred and twenty-five years of National Geographic. via
Today I read a piece in the by Adam Gopnik on National Geographic. Insightful and fab long-read:
Shakespeare Slam: Torquil Campbell and Adam Gopnik debate and performs via
Torquil Campbell, Adam Gopnik and Jian Ghomeshi discuss whether Shakespeare was a pop artist on yesterday's Q.
"The pile in your grandparents' garage was not just anticipated; it was planned" - Adam Gopnik on National Geographic in the New Yorker
Every magazine is addressed to a readership for whom what the magazine presents as attained is in truth aspirational. ~ Adam Gopnik
A heroic figure is just a neurotic who fights it. - Adam Gopnik, "Wonderland" (on Lewis Carroll)
- every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs. - Adam Gopnik
Shakespeare Slam: Torquil Campbell and Adam Gopnik debate what makes the Bard's work pop
Adam Gopnik on parental love, a beautiful read
First Stratford Forum a great success. Wonderful debate between Adam Gopnik and Torquil Campbell on Shakespeare as pop. Congrats
Interesting piece by Adam Gopnik on terrorism and the Boston bombers. Sounds like an expert to me.
08:50 A Point of View: Adam Gopnik reflects on the terrible day when children leave home.
The pain when children fly the nest: With exam season a little over a month away, Adam Gopnik looks ahead with...
Brilliant. Adam Gopnik on the need to value "debate over dogma"- and Gopnik on the Nat Geo.
Adam Gopnik on "The pain when children fly the nest".
Hey Bets! Here's a column by Adam Gopnik that will break your heart (did mine)
There are many good lines in Adam Gopnik's New Yorker story, but the best line is a quote from A.J. Liebling:
Adam Gopnik about what it is we in the media all did for the last 48 hours.
.Adam Gopnik's insightful take on the response to, coverage of the events in Boston, the brothers.
Adam Gopnik on Boston & the 'hysterical & insular overreaction that allowed it become the sole national narrative'
The ever-brilliant Adam Gopnik on events in Boston and how they were portrayed:
I have turned them off.. Adam Gopnik has a great article on the New Yorker site on the situation in Boston ..
Looking for a journalist with more than half a brain, I've found Adam Gopnik, thanks to Stephane Janson.
That previous quote from this piece by the always thought-provoking Adam Gopnik
Interesting take by Adam Gopnik on Boston terrorism, & media via
Adam Gopnik: "You couldn’t help separate thinking about terrorism from thinking about the way we represent it."
"BBC News - A Point of View: Science, magic, and madness" Adam Gopnik always a good read
Adam Gopnik in "What terrorists want is to terrify people; Americans always oblige."
Do you listen to Adam Gopnik's Point of view on Radio 4?
Malcolm Gladwell’s hand-drawn Map (& now I know where Adam Gopnik lives)
"Science demands heroic minds, not heroic morals. It’s one of the things that make it move." Adam Gopnik on Galileo
I love that Adam Gopnik's house made the map. Details.
“Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever.”—Adam Gopnik on maps
…to keep other philosophers from thinking twice before they say anything inflammatory? (Adam Gopnik,
Oh, Adam Gopnik. I do adore you. "Lust, laughter, loyalty" > A Point of View: Is there a secret to a happy marriage?
“Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn’t have one.” Adam Gopnik on Darwin's list
Adam Gopnik on "Is there a secret to a happy marriage?" finds a wife is better than a dog
"The sad mystery of mastery: We always over-estimate the space between the uniquely good & the very good"~Adam Gopnik
An elegant essay from Adam Gopnik, on the three interlocking keys to a happy marriage.
Adam Gopnik on how strong the case is for the correlation between lax gun laws and gun deaths. .
A fantastic Talk of the Town piece by Adam Gopnik on ANDRE GREGORY in The New Yorker! Opens Wed
Adam Gopnik's nonpareil take on what make marriage work.
"Happy marriages... are made up of a steady, unchanging formula of lust, laughter and loyalty." - Adam Gopnik
"Correlation is not causation, but it sure is a hint." Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker:
This was a perfect morning read. got me thinking about the world around me...
More Sunday reading; Adam Gopnik on correlation, causation, guns, and laws: 'Armed Correlation'
One of my favourite writers, Adam Gopnik, on the BBC website discussing the secret to a happy marriage
What's the secret to a happy marriage? Nobody can explain it, but it doesn't stop people trying (Adam Gopnik; BBC):
Is there a secret to a happy marriage? Adam Gopnik shares his thoughts but the real answer is Ephesians 6v22-33
Another thoughtful piece by Adam Gopnik on gun control. No resurrections today in Newtown:
The secrets of a happy According to the writer Adam Gopnik it's lust, laughter and loyalty.
'Better than a dog, anyhow' - how lust, laughter and loyalty are Adam Gopnik's secrets to a happy marriage
Adam Gopnik on the correlation between gun laws and gun violence: "It's a certainty."
What's the secret to a happy marriage? - See on Scoop.it - Miscellaneous Topics Adam Gopnik attempts to...
If you only read one thing about guns today...Adam Gopnik on correlations
Adam Gopnik examines the future of professional writing in America, on the eve of Philip Roth’s eightieth birthday:
In this week’s issue of the magazine, there’s a superb essay by Adam Gopnik, about Albert Camus and his intellectual legacy—in particular, about the moral gravity of Camus’s liberal decency. By pure coincidence, I’ve recently been thinking about some...
“Incarceration Nation: The war on drugs has succeeded only in putting millions of Americans in jail,” Fareed Zakaria, Time, April 2, 2012. Televangelist Pat Robertson recently made a gaffe. A gaffe, as journalist Michael Kinsley defined it, occurs when a political figure accidentally tells the truth. Robertson’s truth is that America’s drug war has failed and that the country should legalize marijuana. This view goes against the deepest political, moral and religious positions Robertson has held for decades, so imagine the blinding evidence that he has had to confront – and that has been mounting for years – on this topic. Robertson drew attention to one of the great scandals of American life. “Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago u ...
Let's stop humoring ourselves, says the filmmaker Eugene Jarecki -- America can no longer afford to keep millions of its citizens locked away. Now he's taking his law-and-order documentary on the road.
".came to believe that caging vast numbers of people for decades is an acceptably humane condition?" - Adam Gopnik
"The scale and brutality of our prisons are the moral scandal of American life," - Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker)
Adam Gopnik's half-hearted defense of new film of "Les Misérables" really more about Victor Hugo, and rightly so. --
Adam Gopnik in the on the persistent greatness of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables
Adam Gopnik on the persistent greatness of "Les Miz"
I highly recommend Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice in America by Adam Gopnik (via Instapaper)
The knowledge that are senses are part of our intelligence is what makes us human (Adam Gopnik: The Table Comes First).
Adam Gopnik's book on winter for under $5. It's great. Do it.
“What did Jesus do? Adam Gopnik, searching for in the an article of rare intelligence
What did Jesus do? Adam Gopnik, searching for Jesus in the Gospels: (March, 2010)
Adam Gopnik: "The people who fight to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children."
Received as present a really interesting book of of by
Dogs have little imagination about us and our inner lives but limitless intuition about them; we have false intuitions about their inner lives but limitless imagination about them. Our relationship meets in the middle. - Adam Gopnik in The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
Adam Gopnik's piece on gun control v good in itself but also links to lots of relevant work on the topic.
via Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik – review
Arguably one of the best articles by Adam Gopnik I've ever read Evidence-based policy and guns as a public health issue
Adam Gopnik's essay on gun control suggests more than it says, writes :
Posted by Richard Brody the-clock-brody.jpg Theorem: every director is also a screenwriter, but not every screenwriter is a director. Here’s an extreme but exemplary anecdote. A few weeks ago, when my colleague Adam Gopnik and I introduced Vincente Minnelli’s rhapsodically beautiful Second World War romance “The Clock” at the New-York Historical Society, we called attention to a remarkable scene—the hastily newlywed couple’s morning after at the small breakfast table in a room of a modest hotel. They have awakened from their night of love—the only one they’ll have before the groom (Robert Walker), a soldier on furlough, heads off to war—and the bride (Judy Garland) serves him coffee as they speak of their happiness, their hopes and dreams. At least, that’s how the scene (which kicks in at 5:35) was written (the script is credited to Robert Nathan and Joseph Schrank). As Minnelli describes the shoot in his autobiography, he found the dialogue fatuous, inadequate to the delicate, intimat ...
"If winter is ours," Essay Daily Advent concludes with me riffing on Adam Gopnik's WINTER:
"works on gun violence as surely as antibiotics do on bacterial infections." By Adam Gopnik: Please read.
If you read one thing today, make it Adam Gopnik on the science of and the simple truth about gun control
Hear Adam Gopnik, from deliver the Massey Lectures - this summer on Starts today at 4pm
Winter, Tamed: Adam Gopnik's book on Winter describes how, thanks to modern technology and luxuries, we've essen...
Time to re-read Adam Gopnik's New Yorker piece, post-Aurora in July.
"A dog's life is spent as a man's life should be, doing pointless things that have the solemnity of inner purpose." -Adam Gopnik.
Re Aurora, NYer Adam Gopnik: How does 1 argue w some1 convinced that routine massacre of children is price we must pay 4 freedom 2 have guns
Ha! rhymes homosexual w/ ineffectual in February House. Can't wait to read liner notes by my literary crush Adam Gopnik.
My favourite line in Winter has been "a parking lot is a cemetery of civil society." - Adam Gopnik
...when desire comes in the door, judgment jumps out the window and cracks its skull on the pavement. - Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker
Makes perfect sense that the writer of a "love letter to the snowy season" grew up in
Winter: Season's Readings - a round up of books by Adam Gopnik, Mark Helprin, et al \\ BN Review \\
Wonderful event at last night. Heard Adam Gopnik speak on - a little taste of home in London. cc.
'Spring is the cheapest subject a poet can have whereas winter is deeply, deeply ambivalent'. Adam Gopnik.
It's Blake Gopnik who was laid off, not Adam Gopnik... Adam writes for The New Yorker.
Cdn-raised critic Adam Gopnik laid off from Newsweek/Daily Beast, reports.
Dazed & Confused interviews Adam Gopnik on and Modern Christmases via
Finally reading Adam Gopnik’s “The Table Comes First” - fun to learn that everything I know about the origin of the restaurant is wrong.
Brilliant Adam Gopnik event at South Bank on Winter. Anthony Lane my new posh boy public intellectual crush.
Sliding into Adam Gopnik's "Winter: Five Windows on the Season." Perfect for today's weather. Br.
Brain-STORM: Adam Gopnik, Bob Woodward, and Edward Burtynsky hit the town.
Given the weather we’re about to have, can I recommend Adam Gopnik’s Winter, five meditations on the meanings of the coldest season?
Long Wharf Theatre takes over NYC: Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein's production of My Name is Asher Lev is currently running at the Westside Theater to critical acclaim and full houses; A Civil War Christmas, which received its debut at LWT in 2008, is playing at NYTW; and Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting has had his production of We Are Proud to Present ... by Jackie Sibblies Drury extended twice at Soho Rep. On top of all that, Gordon is directing a workshop of a new Adam Gopnik and David Shire musical.
On the appeal of the fantasy industry: In December 2011, Adam Gopnik published a long essay in The New Yorker: “...
The best definition of our human relationship with dogs – ever – courtesy of Adam Gopnik
I was thinking of Gould's docu today! And started re-reading Adam Gopnik's Winter. Ideas of north, cold, sea, home, creativity...
In The New Yorker magazine years ago, the brilliant Montreal-raised American writer Adam Gopnik chided people in my line of work for a glaring failure. “Remarkably,” he wrote, “nowhere in wine writing … would a Martian learn that the first reason people drink wine is to get drunk.” It was, I think, an exaggeration. I know people who enthuse about wine but rarely court alcohol’s buzz. Some are readers of this column who have declared that they always stop after a glass or two. But I take his point. We scribes give wide berth to the subject of alcohol. We’re pompous sophisticates – or at least we feel compelled to cultivate that image to advance our credibility (shame on us). Inebriation is for the vodka-cooler crowd, not for connoisseurs who “understand” Volnay. And what columnist wants to remind the world about the social costs of alcohol abuse? Wine columns are supposed to be about hedonism. There is hedonism in today’s tasting notes, and I don’t want to end on a downer. But it st ...
SUNDAY!!: The New Yorker journalist at discussing from Cruel to Yule £10 …
"The Dragon's Egg" (2011), Adam Gopnik on Tolkien's formula for fantasy rt
Bob Woodward in Toronto tonight for one of those Grano thingies.
I realize I'm a philistine, but god help me, I just can't make it through a piece by Adam Gopnik or Chuck Klosterman.
I just found a link to Adam Gopnik speaking at the James Beard Awards this past October, we read his book The Table Comes First last March. If you have a sec, please watch this and tell me what you think!
.reports on the RBC Cdn Painting Competition shindig last week:
Adam Gopnik and David Shire Collaborating on Table Musical: The new musical Table, penned by New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik and...
If you are looking for an actually GOOD Paris memoir, read Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon. So, so true to what Paris is actually like.
New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik is writing a musical about a struggling restaurant.
Our conversation with staff writer and clinical (fan Tuesday
Best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the bestselling essay collection Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik, who grew up in Montreal and was educated at McGill University has just released a captivating new book entitled Angels and Ages. It is, as the subtitle says, a short boo...
just listened to Adam Gopnik's story entitled 'Charlie Ravioli' about children's imaginary friends while making dinner...Worth the listen and reminded me of my own imaginary friend, DibbaDabe,a giant black and white cat.
Also in NS books of the year: James Wood, Alain de Botton, Margaret Drabble, Adam Gopnik, Adam Thirlwell, John Gray, Ed Balls and others.
Adam Gopnik at his best: entertaining and prescient. Nice passing note about public fteishizing of soldierdom:
General Petraeus, Meet Philip Roth: Adam Gopnik on the human side of the Petraeus Affair -The New Yorker via
Adam Gopnik discusses the aesthetics of winter.
Your amazing conversation with Adam Gopnik at the CHF is now on-line! - - thanks again for taking part!
Fifty Shades of Khaki: Adam Gopnik's hilarious take on the Petraeus scandal via
Any fans of Malcolm Gladwell / Adam Gopnik in SF? A friend has a spare ticket for the City Arts lecture tonight DM me!
Mitt Romney said he wasn't concerned about the very poor, because they have a safety net. This is typical of the widespread ignorance about inequality in our country. Struggling Americans want jobs, not handouts, and for the most part they've paid for their "safety net." The real problem is at the o...
Gopnik on Petraeus, Fox News and Sin, as only Adam can.
Actually, I'm pretty sure that makes you a theocrat. At least if you're a Republican:
Adam Gopnik's take on the Petraeus thing in the 26th Nov is excellent.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, food is on most of our minds. But for Adam Gopnik, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, this is nothing out of the ordinary. In his most recent book, The Table Comes First, Gopnik explores the meaning of food — in culture, in family, and in soci...
We're very excited about the launch of in 2013, details here => What will you participate in?
Despite a falling violent crime rate in the U.S., there are now, as noted by Adam Gopnik, "more people under 'correctional supervision' in America -- more than six million -- than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height." Almost half of the inmates in federal prisons were jailed for drug offenses. Between 1980 and 2003, the number of drug offenders in prison or jail increased by 1100% from 41,100 in 1980 to 493,800 in 2003. African Americans constituted 53.5 percent of all persons who entered prison because of a drug conviction. In the nation's largest cities, drug arrests for African Americans rose at three times the rate for whites from 1980 to 2003. In Washington, DC, it is estimated that three out of four young black men will serve time in prison. In New York, with 50,000 marijuana arrests per year, 90% are black or Latino. In Seattle, the 8% black population accounts for 60 percent of the arrests. Over the last 10 years Colorado police have arrested Latinos at 1.5 times the rate of w ...
Adam Gopnik on desire: smart – and with Yiddish yet. General Petraeus, Meet Philip Roth : The New Yorker via
"...the hero of the surge had been surging with his biographer..." Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker.
The most reviewed book in the weekend papers was Winter by Adam Gopnik. A surprise Christmas hit?
“Adam Gopnik on Philip Roth, and human nature:
“Adam Gopnik on Philip Roth, and human nature: // Desire & good judgment are incompatible
Benghazi is a tragedy in search of a scandal~Adam Gopnik Read more:
Brilliant, obviously: "Adam Gopnik on Philip Roth, and human nature: via
For more on The Economist interviews on their website (podcast up tomorrow) :
The Observer's lead review was of Five Windows on the Season by 'the perfect fireside companion’
New Yorker -- Adam Gopnik: General Petraeus, meet Philip Roth.: As the baffling and then burlesque and then...
The new book by 2012 CHF star Adam Gopnik, "Five Windows on the Season," gets a rave
People always ask, What's the secret to the success of your long-term relationship, to which I reply, Good communication skills. Or, lack thereof. Texts: Me (at Starbucks): Andre Geary is here. Terry: Where's Andre? Me: Isn't that the guy from the MFA? Terry: Andre the *** Giant? Me: NO! THE MAN WHO SPOKE AT THE MFA LAST NIGHT, JUST TWELVE HOURS AGO. Terry: His name was Adam Gopnik. Me: Oh. Me: Home in ten.
How artists have shaped the aesthetic and our perception of Winter, with Adam Gopnik.
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it...
Despite decr violent crime rate, as noted by Adam Gopnik, "more people under .
Dear Adam Gopnik, your wordplay makes me swoon. That you can do this while writing about geography is all the more impressive.
Adam Gopnik loves winter. "Nature stripped down to her underwear, allowing us to project our fantasies."
"Audio: The author Adam discusses the aesthetics of winter
Adam Gopnik on the aesthetics of winter: The question of the snowflake | The Economist
Audio: The American author Adam Gopnik discusses the aesthetics of winter
For the eater's bookshelf: The Table Comes First: Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food via
Want to know what Everett Public Library staffers are currently reading? We'll periodically upload a photo and our staff member will tell you what they're enjoying about the book so far. We hope you enjoy our selections as much as we do!
Just in case you haven't heard, Robert Caro has canceled his appearance at tonight. Adam Gopnik still goes on at 8 p.m.
November 13, 2012… The new Stratford Festival Forum will host an exciting array of high-profile speakers and entertainers during the 2013 season. From the serious to the light-hearted, Forum events...
John Preston finds Adam Gopnik's Winter: Five Windows on the Season a little too extreme in its fondess for the colder months.
What did Edwin Stanton actually say at Lincoln’s deathbed? Language has become a central subject in Lincoln studies.
Editor's Choice - Angels and Ages: Adam Gopnik's 2007 piece on Abraham language, and its legacy:
Dog info from Adam Gopnik: [C]ountering [Darwin's] view comes a new view of dog history, more in keeping with our own ostentatiously less man-centered world view. Dogs, we are now told, by a sequence of scientific speculators … domesticated themselves. They chose us. A marginally calmer canid came close to the circle of human warmth – and, more important, human refuse – and was tolerated by the humans inside: let him eat the garbage. Then this scavenging wolf mated with another calm wolf, and soon a family of calmer wolves proliferated just outside the firelight. It wasn't cub-snatching on the part of humans, but breaking and entering on the part of wolves, that gave us dogs. 'Hey, you be ferocious and eat them when you can catch them,' the protodogs said, in evolutionary effect, to their wolf siblings. 'We'll just do what they like and have them feed us. Dignity? It's a small price to pay for free food. Check with you in ten thousand years and we'll see who's had more kids.' (Estimated planetary do ...
To get beyond the 'magic underpants' of Mormonism, check out Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker via
Tonight at Premier Cru 1163 Madison, 6:30 - wine, cheese, Adam Gopnik reading from The Table Comes First - contact me if you want to be on the list- I LOVE this book!! I am tremendously excited to announce a great event at the store. New Yorker writer and Noted author Adam Gopnik will be reading selections from his works and we'll be pairing wines and cheeses to go with it. This is going to be a special night and lots of fun. Please share this with everyone you know. Monday November 5th at 6:30. Space is limited because the store is not huge. I know we'll get a big turnout so RSVP. Hope to see you all there. 1
Faces, places, spaces: the renaissance of geographic history by Adam Gopnik: "Are there any rules to this game? ...
"Conversation shapes us more than mountains and monsoons can." (via
Tomorrow Night is Adam Gopnik's reading at Premier Cru. It's going to be very crowded but we should find room. Try...
love the last paragraph and last sentence of this Adam Gopnik article
I was secretly hoping that Blake Gopnik was Adam Gopnik--a cool bro who writes some good books
“Adam Gopnik on the renaissance of geographic (cc:
"Ideology is mere summer clouds above an unchanging terrain." -Adam Gopnik.
Adam Gopnik: "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography" examined: The renaissance of geographic history
“Adam Gopnik on renaissance of geographic history: "It forces upon historians.. a little more humility"
Add geography/ Sense of Place to the aforementioned love of math and science: This essay by Adam Gopnik, is fascinating
Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker stumbles into the field of "landscape archaeology" (reviewing the geography of history).
If you have time, take a look at Adam Gopnik, "Faces, Places, Spaces: The Renaissance of Geographic History," The New Yorker Oct 29 and Nov 5, 2012, 108-116. Lively, engaging and worth it. Politics. War. Huns. Nazis. They are all here! PHH
Great fun and a perceptual education to discuss The Clock (1945) with Adam Gopnik at and to see it again on big screen..
On page 177 of 320 of The Table Comes First, by Adam Gopnik
How the Internet Gets Inside Us Adam Gopnik: the Never-Betters, the Better-Nevers, & the Ever-Wasers HT
try a sprinkling of curry powder, as suggested by Adam Gopnik
Tonight at 7 at New-York Historical Soc., Adam Gopnik and I will introduce Minnelli's "The Clock," an urban exultation:
The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik hosting a celebration in Toronto for the 14th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, set for Nov 29th.
Adam Gopnik's overenthusiastic use of vocab words forces me to learn over breakfast. At least some are useful for Scrabble. (Zek!)
Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm in EDT at New-York Historical Society
Mormonism’s History and Meanings by Adam Gopnik via The New Yorker via
Adam Gopnik says that Hurricane Sandy is making downtown Manhattan smell like smoked mozzarella.
That Adam Gopnik is one great writer.
Adam Gopnik examines the strengths and weaknesses of historic geography in a great essay: via
Adam Gopnik on political geography at the brilliant as usual (via
Just started Adam Gopnik's The Table Comes First, and once again, I worry whether this is the kind of thing a boy of 27 should be reading.
Is Geography Destiny?: Adam Gopnik acknowledges the contributions of historians who focus on geography - whil...
Adam Gopnik on that essential modern gesture: borders.
cf. Adam Gopnik's piece in re great game Afghanistan
Went for Adam Gopnik but stayed for Chip Kidd -- what a wonderful talk!
Adam Gopnik a no-show at Most anticipated talk by me. Hope for the best
The host and four speakers for the November 7 New York City recording of BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought programmes have been confirmed.
Via Adam Gopnik: A piece about Ai Weiwie using pop culture to comment on liberty.
Check out the piece by Adam Gopnik: Geographic history enjoys a renaissance.
Faces, Places, Spaces: Adam Gopnik examines the notion that geography shapes via
Interesting Adam Gopnik piece on Geographic history (and its limits).
Couture is a romantic cartoon. It's a caricature of the romantic impulse, with a cartoon's exaggerations but a cartoon's energy and the lighthearted poetry too. The thing you feel in a couture moment isn't "what a wonderful dress" or, as you do with higher kinds of art, "what a good place the world is", but, more simply, "I'm in love."-Adam Gopnik
Read James Wolcott on Amis, then got sucked into his whole TNR archives. This 2007 mauling of Adam Gopnik is priceless
Adam Gopnik AND an essay about geography as history? I say yes:
What's on my mind? My favorite essays and essayists: * Joan Didion ("Goodbye to All That") * Virginia Woolf (A Room of One's Own) * Sei Shonagon (The Pillow Book) * Anne Fadiman ("Marrying Libraries") * Cheryl Strayed ("The Love of My Life") * Adam Gopnik ("Bumping into Mr. Ravioli") * Paul Crenshaw ("After the Ice") * Roxane *** (on TheRumpus.net) * Barbara Kingsolver (Small Wonders) And there's more and more and always more ... but that's all for now.
The New York Islanders, the once-great Stanley Cup team of Bossy and Trottier and Potvin—more recently a pitiful squad playing in a decaying building to a mostly indifferent audience—are moving to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center. Will they now become the Brooklyn Islanders, as the Nets have become ...
Adam Gopnik on what makes American art American …
Adam Gopnik on what makes American art American
"Faces, Places, Spaces" Adam Gopnik on geographic history: via
"History is what happened when Italians fled horsemen." - Adam Gopnik, "Faces, Places, Spaces."
Any foodie needs to listen to this!!! Adam Gopnik: 'The Table Comes First'
Drawing need not be the bones of art, but skill must always be the skeleton of accomplishment. (Adam Gopnik)
Adam gopnik on Romney's geography. He's better than most Americans, surely the one who could see Russia from her house.
"Faces, Places, Spaces" by The renaissance of geographic history.
Superb essay in the New Yorker by Adam Gopnik on georgraphy, history and ideology.
Read Adam Gopnik on geography and history (and the idiocy of Robert Kaplan)
Enjoying Adam Gopnik's essays on Nice to read well written work on the topic that (for once) isn't by Robert Kaplan.
Not a fan of You will be after reading or listening to Adam Gopnik's eponymous Massey Lecture:
Adam Gopnik on the (substantial) limits of geographic history: Criticism at its best. From the 10/29,11/5
Douthat beautifully combines a discussion of religion and the public square and abortion
Romnography: Adam Gopnik on Syria's "route to the sea" & Romney's faulty geostrategic thinking in last night's
You must read Adam Gopnik on the debate, even if only for the fantastic Iran/Syria::Jersey/Upper East Side analogy:
This Adam Gopnik essay in the New Yorker about history and geography is pretty wonderful
The renaissance of geographic history. - Faces, Places, Spaces by Adam Gopnik Border scholars argue that...
The terrific Adam Gopnik on the importance of geography for history There's a renaissance of 'geographic economics' too
"The argument for the primacy of geography is always an argument about trains" Adam Gopnik is brilliant at writing.
re the 'quake case, see Adam Gopnik on the problems of the process model for US (in)justice.
Adam Gopnik on Kaplan (and others) about Geography & History NewYorker shoulda asked me.
Faces, Places, Spaces: In this week's issue, Adam Gopnik examines the notion that geography shapes
Adam Gopnik reviews recent books on role of geography in history in New Yorker
As human beings, food is something we need to survive. But food writer Adam Gopnik says we have a habit of turning our needs into desires. What are the origi...
This writing, and more importantly the point being made, is so smart. Needs to be heard. Adam Gopnik in
“make "narratives out of nemesis-out of what are, contingencies." Adam Gopnik on chancenot just nemesis
We still make "narratives of nemesis...out of what are, at heart, contingencies." Adam Gopnik on the problem of chance:
"The Caging of America" by Adam Gopnik. Simply brilliant essay writing right here:
Covered a wide range of topics today, such as: Psalm 36:4 and the need to despise evil; the growing evidence that the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" fragment is a modern day fraud; the fundamentalist, non-reflective secularism of Adam Gopnik; Paul Williams' love affair with the nuttiest of history and theology; more examples of how intolerant those of the left are at universities and even high schools; the Billy Graham Association's removing of any reference to Mormonism as a cult; and the Dinesh D'Souza situation at King's College as a sign of the failure of "Mere Christianity" thinking. Here's the program.
'Of Babies and Beans? A Frightening Denial of Human Dignity': "Adam Gopnik is a gifted essayist and writer whose...
Adam Gopnik vs. Paul Ryan Please read this well written and thoughtful article.
Enormously excited to be a part of BBC Four Thought's US launch – show hosted by Adam Gopnik 11/7, come or tune in
Brilliant post by Ross on Adam Gopnick vs. religion, the public square & all that jazz:
Adam Gopnik accidentally nods to infanticide so as not to un-support abortion: Douthat's resonse:
Fantastic article for those that always hyperventilate about the "separation of church and state" myth
I have long viewed Adam Gopnik as the most overrated prose stylist working today, FWIW. Books nearly unreadable.
Separation of church and state does not mean a separation religion and politics
Reflecting on the debate between Vice President Joseph Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, Gopnik registered alarm at “something genuinely disturbing and scary” that had been said by Paul Ryan. Gopnik first complained that Biden and Ryan should not have even been asked about the role their Roman Catholic fait...
Ross Douthat does a brilliant job here really destroying the moral idiocy of Adam Gopnik. Very much worth a read.
Our faith--or lack of it--informs our thinking. Silly for non-believers in God to think they lack a belief system.
Interesting coming from the NYTimes concerning Paul Ryan's personal beliefs on life.
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