Posted on September 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A lot of questions flew to mind after the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie.

Some are easier to answer than others — like, for instance, what exactly is the Chautauqua Institution, where Rushdie was about to speak?

NPR spoke with longtime visitors and officials about the cultural venue's history, appeal ... and future security plans.

The site has tightened its security for now, including by adding metal detectors at the entrance of the amphitheater where Rushdie was attacked.

But in the long term, visitors say, they struggle with reconciling its historic openness with such measures.

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