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trending | Oct 18th, 2021

Acclaimed Chef Bryant Terry Celebrates Black Food and Culture in His Latest Book

For his sixth book, renowned chef, author, and food justice advocate Bryant Terry turned to his friends and colleagues. Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora is a heartfelt celebration of Black culinary ingenuity, featuring the work of countless influential... Continue Reading →
trending | Oct 15th, 2021

Books to Read This Fall

Fall is upon us, so we here at Lavin wanted to bring you a selection of our favorite reads to grace your bookshelves this season. From riveting non-fiction that will change the way you see the world, to practical guidebooks for finding success in an unpredictable climate, there’s something here for... Continue Reading →
trending | May 28th, 2021

Luke Burgis’ Wanting Reveals the Power of Mimetic Desire

The billion-dollar question of business, politics, even the foundation of society itself—why do we want the things that we want? It is both shocking and revealing that everything we desire, do, or create is powerfully influenced by those around us. In his new book,Wanting, serial entrepreneur... Continue Reading →
trending | May 18th, 2021

Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg: Geometry is Your Missing X-Ray Vision

We lost an essential toolkit for solving today’s challenges when most of us left geometry behind in the back of a high school classroom. In his new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else, New York Times bestselling author JORDAN ELLENBERG... Continue Reading →
trending | Feb 3rd, 2021

Understanding the Rules of Ownership: Introducing Michael Heller and James Salzman

“Mine” is one of the first words babies learn. By the time we grow up, the idea of ownership seems natural to us, whether we’re buying a cup of coffee or a house. But what if everything we thought we knew about ownership was wrong? That’s exactly what esteemed lawyers Michael Heller and James... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 14th, 2020

The Life-Changing Power of Breath: Introducing New Speaker James Nestor

The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.  It’s rare that... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 9th, 2020

YA Sensation Angie Thomas Returns With a New Book

Concrete Rose, the prequel to Angie Thomas’ wildly popular novel The Hate U Give, will hit shelves on January 12th.  In her explosive follow-up to The Hate U Give, which has spent nearly 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Angie Thomas revisits the fictionalized neighborhood of... Continue Reading →
trending | May 20th, 2020

The Reason Why 80% of Attendees at Our Virtual Conference Said the Networking Was Better Than a Live Event

The trickiest part of pivoting to a virtual event from a live one is maintaining the sense of connection and community among the audience. Yet after our first-ever virtual conference, we’re happy to report that 80% of attendees said that the post-event networking sessions were as good, or better,... Continue Reading →
trending | May 4th, 2020

We Put on Our First Virtual Conference. Here’s What We Learned.

The social distancing era has created an unprecedented challenge for the events industry. And while we know that nothing can replace an in-person event or conversation, we also know we need to stay connected in these uncertain times. So, in an effort to adapt to the current situation—and bring a... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 24th, 2020

What’s the Future? Join us for Our First Virtual Event and Find Out!

Join Naomi Klein, Angela Duckworth, Wajahat Ali, and many more of the world’s top thinkers at What’s the Future @ Lavin Live—a free virtual event diving into the enormous challenges we’re all facing as a result of COVID-19.  The longer we stay under lockdown, the less likely we are to return to a... Continue Reading →
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