Past Events

April 7

More Myself with

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times bestselling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has sold over 40 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. MORE MYSELF is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path, from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate.

April 1

An Evening with

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is the bestselling author whose work spans six decades and garners commercial and critical success. His books are available in 38 languages, and have sold more than 500 million copies to date. He has also been praised as a “literary juggler” by The Times (of London) for his deft ability to blend other genres—horror, romance, humor, science fiction, and mystery—into his acclaimed suspense thrillers and lauded by The New York Times as “psychologically complex, masterful, and satisfying.” Devoted is an epic thriller about a terrifying threat to humanity and the singular compassion it will take to defeat it. 

April 1

Morning Business Forum with

Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square. He is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist and artist. His book, “The InnovationStack: Building and Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time,”  is an inspiring and entertaining account of what it means to be a true entrepreneur and what it takes to build a resilient, world-changing company. He served as the chairman of its board of Square until 2010, and still serves on the Board of Directors.

March 30

Jan Eliasberg with Tony Shalhoub

Jan Eliasberg is an award-winning screen writer and director.  Her debut novel, Hannah’s War, was inspired by an unnamed female physicist, mentioned in a New York Times article from the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Based on the real woman who discovered nuclear fission, it tells the story of what her life might have been… “Eliasberg moves effortlessly between Hannah’s past and present to deliver a historical love story full of intrigue and suspense and shines a much-needed light on one of the mostinfluential women in history.” (Booklist)

March 29

An Afternoon with

Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture. Cindy Sherman says of his new book: “Jerry Saltz is so right-on it scares me.” Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In “How to Be an Artist,” Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration–and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt–Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. 

 

March 25

Robert Reich with Yancey Strickler

 

Robert Reich has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common GoodSaving CapitalismSupercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His articles have appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. 

March 24

Robert Reich with Larry Wilmore

Robert Reich has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common GoodSaving CapitalismSupercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His articles have appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. 

March 18

Barry Sonnenfeld with Rob Reiner

Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers’ first three films: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller’s Crossing. He also was the director of photography on Throw Mamma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991, and has gone on to direct a number of films including Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, and the first three Men in Blacks. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and most recently Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

March 16

Lee Goldberg with Joshua Malina

Lee Goldberg is  the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Ian Ludlow series (Killer Thriller and True Fiction), the Eve Ronin series (Lost Hills), fifteen Adrian Monk mysteries, and the first five books in the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare series (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, and The Pursuit) cowritten with Janet Evanovich. His TV credits include Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, The Glades, and Monk, and the hit Hallmark movie series Mystery 101.  He is in conversation with Joshua Malina (The Big Bang Theory, Sports Night, The West WingThe American President, Scandal, A View From the TopIn the Line of Fire, Bulworth).
March 11

Morning Business Forum with

Michelle King

Michelle P. King is the Director of Inclusion at Netflix. She is a leading global expert in gender and organizations,  and was most recently head of the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. Michelle has spent her career advancing women in innovation and technology, leading global diversity and inclusion programs and advocating for women at work. She is an Advisory Board member for Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, and host of “The Fix,” a podcast that shares the stories, challenges and triumphs of women across innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

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