The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Wired Names Katie Drummond as Its Next Leader

Katie Drummond WIRED Profile

TIME100 AI: Kate Crawford

Five Best Books to Read to Get Smart About AI

The Slave Sale That Saved — and Stained — Georgetown

Strange Planet

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

The families enslaved by the Jesuits then sold to save Georgetown

My Church Was Part of the Slave Trade. This Has Not Shaken My Faith.

Confronting Georgetown’s History of Enslavement

She Broke the News That the U.S. Catholic Church Sold Enslaved People. She’s Still Going to Mass.

‘The 272’ Review: Slaves of Georgetown


Naomi Klein investigates ‘conspiracy theory culture’ that has shaken her life

30 Under 30 Local Boston

In ‘Black Agenda,’ thought leaders pose solutions to complicated issues

Where Is Our Black Agenda? This New Book Begins To Answer That Call

Black Agenda: A conversation with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

The Heavy Cost of Banning Books About Black Children

3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Commute

HBCUs have been underfunded for decades. A history of higher education tells us why

The End of Affirmative Action. For Real This Time.

Howard University Among HBCUs With More Black Students Than All 8 Ivy League Institutions Combined

All Stories by Adam Harris


What the U.S. pollsters missed

Studying the Presidential Election

A Kid’s-Eye View of the U.S. vs. ‘Whales’

Now We Know Their Names

How Germany Remembers the Holocaust

Crash Course: Black American History Playlist

Clint Smith

Modern Arena: Speaking

Laurel Braitman Teaches Doctors the Power of Storytelling

A.I. Is Coming for Mathematics, Too

For Most Asian Americans, Diversity Is a Core Value—Even If a Loud Minority Contests It

What You Might Not Know About Charles Booker

Charles Booker Touts Abortion Rights in Kentucky Senate Bid

Democratic Senate Candidate Booker Discusses Policy Positions and Commitment to Service

Former State Representative Charles Booker Appointed to Beshear Administration

Charles Booker: The Young Democrats and The Fight for America’s Future

Is the world an exciting or a terrifying place? Your answer can powerfully shape your life and your political views, new research says.

Want to Raise Happy, Healthy, Entrepreneurial Kids? Don’t Teach Them the World Is a Bad Place

Don’t Teach Your Kids to Fear the World

How Primal Beliefs Shape Employee Engagement

Does Religion Help You See the World as Good?

Many Differences between Liberals and Conservatives May Boil Down to One Belief


How Your Beliefs Shape Reality

Hood to the Holler

The Story of Art Without Men — A Plea for Overlooked Female Artists

10 Best Art Books of 2022

The Great Women Artists Podcast

Katy Hessel: The Great Women Artists

Raquel Willis

A Mother’s Love

Black Trans Women Are Solving The Epidemic Of Violence, Support Us

Mothers & Daughters of the LGBTQ+ Movement

The Trans Obituaries Project

America Dissected

The Incision


LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity Announcement

Approaching Inclusion Through Psychological Safety: Ideas for Localization Teams

Workplace Safety: Speaking Up Without Being Thrown Out

Boldly Inclusive Leader

AI: “An Exponential Disruption” with Kate Crawford

The Discord Leaks, San Francisco Safety, and Kate Crawford on AI

ChatGPT invented a sexual harassment scandal and named a real law prof as the accused

Peering Into the Future of Novels, With Trained Machines Ready

Unlock the Predictive Power of Machine Learning

7 lessons to ensure successful machine learning projects

In Win for Tech Industry, Patent Office Head to Stay Under Trump

Unity Appoints Michelle K. Lee to Board of Directors

ChIPs Hall Of Fame | Michelle K. Lee

USPTO Profile

Michelle Lee shows us that patenting doesn’t have to be expensive

As Brands Embrace Artificial Intelligence, It’s The Human Touch That Will Drive Value

B2B war stories and anecdotes from tech and telco execs.

Two Companies, One Goal: Designing a Winning Customer Experience at Verizon and The Nature’s Bounty

Master of his domain: Justin Reilly

How to Win the Telecom Industrial Revolution



Ian Bremmer says America is no longer “indispensable,” and that’s bad news for Britain

The Meaning of Brexit: An interview with Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer’s Articles for TIME

Ian Bremmer: Author and President of Eurasia Group

The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers and Social Media

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Why Do We Do Things That Are Bad For Us?

America Goes About Juvenile Crime Sentencing All Wrong


I Posed Naked For The Cover Of Time Magazine. 19 Years Later, I Wanted To Pose Again

Being “Irrepressible” with Little Rock Nine Member Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Official Website

Happiness 2.0: The Only Way Out is Through

Diego, Frida, and Me

My arrest at Occupy Wall Street

Molly Crabapple, Occupy’s Greatest Artist, Opens Show This Weekend

Rubber Bullets in the Streets of Madrid

The World of a Professional Naked Girl

Molly Crabapple – causing mayhem with words and pictures

Q&A: Occupy’s ‘Greatest Artist’ Writes Her Memoirs

Syria’s Spreading Bloodshed

We Must Risk Delight After a Summer Full of Monsters

Slaves of Happiness Island

From burlesque to the front lines, artist Molly Crabapple is “Drawing Blood”

VICE editor explains how art and journalism can intersect in ‘reportage art’

Molly Crabapple Explains How You Can Be an Artist and an Activist

Sunday Book Review: Drawing Blood

The Istanbul bombing was an attack on the city’s cosmopolitan glory

Across the world minds are narrowing. We must fight back.

When anger turns to ink

Heartbreaking Portraits of Syrian Refugees

Molly Crabapple’s Mourning In America: The Republican National Convention Illustrated

How One Small Town In Puerto Rico Found Food And Community After Maria

Next Generation Leaders: The Journalist Drawing the World

Taking Drawing Lessons from Artist and Journalist Molly Crabapple

Puerto Rico Sketchbook: The Anarchist Bikers Who Came to Help

How Turkey’s Campaign in Afrin Is Stoking Syrian Hatreds

A Searing Memoir of Life and War in Syria

A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Molly Crabapple’s Guide to Making a Difference

Welcome to to Zo

Molly Crabapple: Bloomberg Is a Billionaire Republican Who Terrorized Black & Brown Youth

Scenes From an American Tragedy: The Texas Border Crisis

The Attack on Exarchia, an Anarchist Refuge in Athens

A Sanders Campaign Sketchbook

He found a new way for prisoners to stay connected to friends and family

From maximum security prison to tech entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Launches Tech Company To Help Incarcerated People Connect With Family

These valentines headed to prisons and detention centers across the country are heartbreaking and revealing

A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds

Critics Cost Muslim Educator Her Dream School

Where Boys Grow Up to Be Jihadis

White House Quietly Courts Muslims in U.S.

The Jihadist Next Door

Best nonfiction of 2021

Invisible Child

The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement

Mastering Innovation and Execution at Autodesk with Minette Norman

On Building Organizational Savvy, Actively Managing Your Career, Negotiating Office Politics, Self-Promotion, and Much More

Breaking Into Tech

Ep233: Minette Norman

Minette Norman Consulting

Ep #38: How to Embrace and Elevate Diversity in the Workplace with Minette Norman

James Ellroy’s Buzz M for Murder

Q&A: James Ellroy, The Author

‘This Storm’ Review: L.A. Noir, 1942

James Ellroy: Cracking the Case of Murdered Actor Sal Mineo

James Ellroy, The Art of Fiction No. 201

The Best Advice I Ever Got: Maureen Chiquet, Global CEO, Chanel


Chanel CEO talks career choices, female empowerment

Maureen Chiquet: ‘Every Job I’ve Had Has Come From Inspiration’

Profiles: Maureen Chiquet | Chanel

Maureen Chiquet | Global CEO, Chanel

Chanel’s former CEO Explains How ‘Horse Whispering’ Made Her a Better Boss

Maureen Chiquet Goes Beyond the Business of Chanel in Her New Book

Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet on Running a Fashion Empire

The Luxury Market ‘Bubble’ Hasn’t Popped, but Air Is Leaking


Maureen Chiquet’s Move From Chanel to Self-Empowerment

Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit

Now He’s Only Hunted by Cameras

New Salman Rushdie novel depicts Obama and Trump’s US

Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty‑Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie review — a modern Arabian Nights

Is Human Morality a Product of Evolution?


In 2017, Pursue Meaning Instead of Happiness

The Virtue of Hard Things

Why the Pursuit of Happiness Should Really Be the Pursuit of Meaning

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

For a Meaningful Life, Take a Page Out of George Eliot’s Book

How to Make Your Life More Meaningful This Year

These New Yorkers Rediscovered Meaning in Life by Serving Their Neighbors

What Ben Franklin Got Right About Living—and How You Can Copy It

Masters of Love

Seeking a Sense of Belonging in a Divisive Era

The Millennial Searchers

The Forgotten Americans

There’s More to Life Than Being Happy

How to Find Meaning in a Job That Isn’t Your “True Calling”

How to Find Meaning in the Face of Death

The incredibly simple action you can take right now to change your life.

You’ll Never Be Famous—And That’s Okay

What Boomer Women Can Learn About Aging From (Gasp) Older Women

We Want to Travel and Party. Hold That Thought.

Your Flaws Are Probably More Attractive Than You Think They Are

How the Covid Pandemic Affected Teens’ Mental Health


Susan Hockfield on a New Age of Living Machines

The Decline of Trust in Science “Terrifies” former MIT President Susan Hockfield

Living Machines: How Biology and Engineering Can Come Together

Living Machines: MIT’s Former President on the Next Technology Revolution

Machines Built From Living Matter

Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer

Stories of Hope Amid America’s *Unwinding*

Articles by George Packer

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Richard Holbrooke

The Longest Wars

14 New Books to Watch For in May

The End of the American Century

Richard Holbrooke, the Last Great Freewheeling Diplomat

Illuminating an illness without end: Fellows Friday with Jennifer Brea

Unrest documents a little understood disease: Hot Docs

The story and stigma of a baffling illness: Jen Brea speaks at TEDSummit

Jennifer Brea Documented her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on an iPhone so Doctors Would Believe Other Women



‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Edward Burtynsky establishes photography grant with Governor General’s Award prize money

‘The film has a reason for being’

Burtynsky shares the stories behind his giant new photographs of dams, wells and other drippy things

Edward Burtynsky’s bigger picture

This Photographer Captures Striking Photos of Environmental Disasters

The essential elements of Edward Burtynsky – in pictures

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots: ‘We’ve reached peak everything’

A Single, Finite Planet: Sitting Down With Photographer Edward Burtynsky

The unjudging eye of Ed Burtynsky’s camera

Ken Weingart Interviews Edward Burtynsky

The Long View: Edward Burtynsky’s quest to photograph a changing planet.

‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings


Two New Documentaries Survey Ecological Battlegrounds

The Economy Is Still Terrible for Young People

Millennials: Not So Cheap, After All

A World Without Work

The Liberal Millennial Revolution

The Science of Smart Hiring

Making America Great Again Is a Local Job

Donald Trump and the Twilight of White America

The Average 29-Year-Old

The Myth of the Millennial Entrepreneur

Too Many Elite American Men Are Obsessed With Work and Wealth

Trump vs. Clinton: A Battle Between Two Opposite Americas

“Hit Makers” Hits All The Right Notes

What Makes Things Cool

Live From the White House, It’s Trump TV

Going Viral Doesn’t Make You Popular

Everything You Thought You Knew About Going Viral Is a Lie

Why There’s No Such Thing As ‘Going Viral’

The Economic Senselessness of President Trump’s Daca Repeal

The magic of making hits

How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World

The 4 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Retail

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

America Is Running on Fumes

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.

All Stories by Derek Thompson


Plain English with Derek Thompson

Naomi Natale: Art, Activism, Revolution

The Art of Revolution

One Million Bones

En a Luz

How Investors Use “Gut Feel” To Manage Risk

Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs

Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Laura Huang, The Wharton School

Faculty Profile

Why Female Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Raising Venture Capital

Laura Huang

Climate change anxiety is real. Here’s how you can manage those feelings

Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

Coping with COVID and Climate Fatigue

Here’s what you can do to cope with your anxiety about climate change


Gen Dread

Patti Smith Talks Fame, Youth, and Her New Memoir, M Train

Requiem Lass

Patti Smith Newsletter

In her memoir ‘M Train,’ Patti Smith opens up about her life and loves

Big Data to the Rescue


Video: A Company’s Algorithms Reveal Hidden Connections Among All That Data

How to augment our intelligence as algorithms take over the world


How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

Twitter Got A Big Tax Break To Stay In San Francisco. Now Jack Dorsey Says Its Future Is No Longer In The City.


16 New Business Books You Need to Read in 2020

The Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”

Alex Kantrowitz: The Pandemic Will Make Tech Giants Even More Powerful

Enabling innovation with automated decision-making

Alex Kantrowitz

Big Technology

An Odyssey Through the Brain, Illuminated by a Rainbow

Carl Schoonover: How to Look Inside the Brain


Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain

Best Weapon Against Honor Killers: Shame

What will future generations condemn us for?

There Is No Such Thing as Western Civilization

The Achievement of Chinua Achebe

What Is the Point of College?

The Reith Lectures: 2016

Interview: In Conversation with Kwame Anthony Appiah

Go Ahead, Speak for Yourself