Past Events

April 26

Kelly Oxford with Busy Philipps

The author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford’s head.  Her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull’s-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through Kelly’s eyes.

April 5

Andrew McCarthy with Pico Iyer

Andrew McCarthy is a director (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), an award winning travel writer, and an actor (Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero). He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Travel+Leisure, AFAR, Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and many others. His travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times Best Seller. Just Fly Away is his debut novel. He has starred on Broadway and on television, most recently appearing in The Family, on ABC. 

March 27

Sarah Dunn with Ali Wong

Sarah Dunn is a novelist and television writer whose credits include Spin City and the critical darling Bunheads. Her debut novel, The Big Love, is available to read in nineteen languages. She is also the creator and executive producer of the 2016 ABC series, American Housewife. Ali Wong is a comedian, actress, and writer. She is currently shooting ABC’s sitcom American Housewife as well as writing on Fresh off the Boat. Wong has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. The Arrangement is a hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong?

March 22

P.J. O’Rourke with Adam Felber

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction (and stranger-than-fact) 2016 presidential elections from a quintessential voice on American politics and culture. P. J. O’Rourke has written eighteen books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, and a columnist for The Stansberry Digest investment letter. 

March 21

Jami Attenberg with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. Jami Attenberg  is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including The Middlesteins and Saint Mazie. She has contributed essays about sex, urban life, and food to The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Lenny Letter, among other publications.

March 9

Reza Aslan with Gotham Chopra

Believer with Reza Aslan is a CNN Original Series that follows best-selling author and scholar of religions Reza Aslan as he immerses himself in customs and faith rituals around the globe.  Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. Aslan’s first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, has been translated into seventeen languages, and was named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade by Blackwell Publishers.

February 28

An Evening with

Raghavan Iyer

Raghavan Iyer received a 2016 James Beard Award for his online video series Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond. He is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking Unfolded, Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail. He is also the host of the Emmy Award–winning documentary Asian Flavors. In Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked—and Fried, Too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, Raghavan pays tribute to his favorite ingredient in a continent-by-continent celebration of the amazing potato. Its recipes, inspired by a diversity of cuisines and accompanied by enticing full-color photographs, feature scrumptious starters, hearty mains, rich gratins, luscious sauces and condiments, and even desserts. 

February 8

Brad Stone with Nick Bilton

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.     

January 30

T Bone Burnett with Jonathan Taplin

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.

January 25

Michael Lewis with Mindy Kaling

Michael Lewis’ bestsellers include Flash Boys, The Big Short, The Blind Side, Liar’s Poker and Moneyball.  In The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, Lewis brings his narrative gift to the fascinating collaboration between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Kahneman and Tversky showed the ways in which the human mind errs, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations.