"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
"Suburban sprawl" — we all know it when we see it, but we don’t always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe new patterns in housing and retail development all over America. We’ll learn how to tell a "boomburb" from a "zoomburb," and "litter on a stick" from a "pork chop lot."
- Dolores Hayden professor of architecture and American Studies at Yale University. She is also author of "The Power of Place," "Urban Landscapes as Public History," and "Building Suburbia."
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