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  • Martin Puchner: On Culture, From Cave Art to K-Pop

    In the introduction to Culture: The Story of Us, From Cave Art to K-Pop, acclaimed literary scholar and Harvard professor Martin Puchner writes that “in our debates over originality and integrity, appropriation and mixture, we sometimes forget that culture is not a possession.” In conversation with Hareth Al Bustani , Puchner – in his trademark witty and erudite way – will lift the curtain on the pivotal moments of cultural cross-pollination that have made us who we are today. Join him for an expansive conversation full of wonder at the ingenuity of human spirit and creativity, and at the ways in which art continues to move, change and connect us. 


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