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In search for lost pants: Maira Kalman at TED2014In search for lost pants: Maira Kalman at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

In the middle of a tense morning session – you know, just waiting for NSA deputy director Rick Ledgett to come online, ain’t no thing — illustrator Maira Kalman comes up to tell a lovely family tale about music and pants. In 1932 when Kalman’s family left their village in Belarus (“you can say they […]

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Hacked: The speakers in session 8 of TED2014Hacked: The speakers in session 8 of TED2014

Posted By Tedstaff

What does a hacked future look like? What will our bodies — and minds — be capable as bioengineering becomes more and more ubiquitous? In Session 8 of TED2014, speakers take on the hacked world of tomorrow. Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click below to read a full recap of each […]


4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]


Maira Kalman's back on NYTimes.com

Posted By Tedstaff

The wonderful Maira Kalman is writing and painting a new blog, “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” for NYTimes.com. New entries appear the final Friday of each month and include Kalman’s thoughts on American democracy. This first installment is especially divine: The Inauguration. At Last. For more Maira, watch her TEDTalk:


Maira Kalman on Alvar Aalto, in T Magazine

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A lovely moment in the latest T Magazine, in this Sunday’s New York Times: Maira Kalman writes about and illustrates her classic Alvar Aalto vase. Read the full story >>


The illustrated woman: Maira Kalman on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Author and illustrator Maira Kalman talks about her life and work — from her New Yorker covers to her children’s books to her newest book for grownups, The Principles of Uncertainty. And yes, in person, she is as wonderful, as wise, and as deliciously off-kilter as her work. (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: […]