The World in Time

Stories and insight from today’s leading writers and thinkers

September 26, 2021

September 17, 2021

The World in Time:

Philip Hoare

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World. More

Roundel with allegorical scene of book burning, North Netherlandish, c. 1520.

September 03, 2021

The World in Time:

Eric Berkowitz

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. More

August 20, 2021

The World in Time:

Simon Winchester

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. More

Lady in Colonial Dress Striking a Gentleman with Her Fan, by Thure de Thulstrup, 1895.

June 25, 2021

The World in Time:

Alan Taylor

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850. More

May 21, 2021

The World in Time:

Sonia Shah

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. More

April 30, 2021

The World in Time:

Louis Menand

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War. More

April 16, 2021

The World in Time:

Nathaniel Rich

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade. More

April 02, 2021

The World in Time:

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders. More

March 19, 2021

The World in Time:

Richard Thompson Ford

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History. More

LQ Podcast

Robert Weide

September 17, 2014

Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer and documentary filmmaker Robert B. Weide has profiled the biggest names in comedy. More

LQ Podcast

Soviets & Spies

April 30, 2014

Did an Englishman assist in the murder of Rasputin? Did a man knowns as the “Ace of Spies” almost carry off the assassination of the entire Bolshevik power structure? More