Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than 15 years. The New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store, Brad Stone takes us deep inside the new Silicon Valley. He illuminates the smart, driven, and often comically flawed people who are upending industries and changing the way we all live and work.
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T Bone Burnett is an Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe winner and 13-time Grammy Award winner. He’s worked and collaborated with musicians across many genres including Elton John, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle and Leon Russell. With 50-years’ experience in music and entertainment, he has earned an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, film and concert producer, record company owner and artists’ advocate.
Thomas L. Friedman is a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work with The New York Times and the author of six bestselling books, including The World Is Flat. Friedman’s new book is a field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers. In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration–and explains how to live in it.
We expect a big audience for our event with Andy Cohen in conversation with RuPaul, so plan on arriving early. You can begin checking in at 6:45pm. Doors to the theatre open at 7:15pm and we start at 8pm. Parking is available in the lot and structure listed below. According to the City of Santa Monica website, parking rates are as follows: First 30 minutes…Free Next Hour…$1.00 Each additional 30 minutes: $1.50 — Civic Center Parking Lot at the corner of 4th Street and Pico Blvd. Access to the parking lot is via Main Street or 4th Street — Civic Center Parking Garage, at corner Continue reading…
The Wangs vs. the World is a hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Debut novelist Jade Chang has worked as an arts and culture journalist and editor for publications like the BBC, Metropolis, Glamour, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. She was recently an editor at Goodreads.
Shep Gordon — in his storied career as a talent manager, agent, and producer — has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone to Salvador Dalí, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the “celebrity chef,” and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others.