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Kate Torgovnick May

Kate Torgovnick May writes lots of the content you see here on TED.com and on the TED Blog. A former feature writer at Jane Magazine, pop culture editor at TheFrisky.com and online reporter at Page Six, Kate's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek and Time.com. She started the blog Kate-book.com (the only site out there for Kates, by Kates and about Kates) and wrote the narrative non-fiction book CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. She also bakes a mean pecan pie and can solve a Rubiks Cube in 1 minute and 50 seconds.

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TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

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TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

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TEDGlobal 2014 is themed “South!,” and it will be the first official TED conference held in South America. Focusing on themes emerging around the world, this conference will take a bold look at the ideas flowing from the Global South, discussing innovation as well as social and political issues, art as well as education, resources []

A night of nonfiction at the TED office

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A night of nonfiction at the TED office

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Last night, four authors stepped onto an Edison-bulb-lit stage in our New York office to share the bold ideas at the center of their books. “Tonight will bring to life the nonfiction section of the library,” promised the evening’s host, June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media. From a new vision for healthcare, to a []

How a two-minute tactic from a TED Talk helped Manish Dayal crystallize his character in The Hundred-Foot Journey

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How a two-minute tactic from a TED Talk helped Manish Dayal crystallize his character in The Hundred-Foot Journey

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In The Hundred-Foot Journey, a young chef named Hassan transcends the kitchen of his family’s boisterous Indian restaurant, charms the icy proprietress of the Michelin-starred French restaurant across the street, and tries his hand at becoming a top chef in Paris. The story unfolds over the course of years, and actor Manish Dayal came up []

The Terrorist’s Son: A powerful trailer for the new TED Book

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The Terrorist’s Son: A powerful trailer for the new TED Book

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Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist—his father helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In the forthcoming TED Book, The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice, Ebrahim tells the incredible story of how he chose a different direction, toward empathy and tolerance. Preview Zak’s riveting story in the trailer above. This title will be the first TED []

What happened after my TED Talk? I quit my job, wrote a book, grew my organization, and promoted a US postage stamp in Times Square

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What happened after my TED Talk? I quit my job, wrote a book, grew my organization, and promoted a US postage stamp in Times Square

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Hannah Brencher strolled onstage to give her TED Talk, “Love letters to strangers,” with a US Postal Service mail crate propped on her hip. And that mail crate full of letters turned out to be a metaphor for what happened next — a box of surprises and possibilities. Onstage at Joe’s Pub in June 2012, []