Past Events

June 16

Bill Bratton with Connie Rice

In The Profession, Bill Bratton examines the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and offers a master class in transformative leadership. Wherever he went–from Boston in the ’80s to the New York Police Department in the ’90s to Los Angeles after the beating of Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop-and-frisk–root-and-branch reinvention was the order of the day and he met the challenge.

June 14

Gina Yashere with Michelle Buteau

Gina Yashere, the British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir.

June 7

Clint Smith with Ibram X. Kendi

Clint Smith’s book is a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

May 19

Michael Lewis with Geraldine Brooks

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of several New York Times bestselling books including The Fifth Risk, The Undoing ProjectFlash Boys, The Big ShortLiar’s PokerMoneyballThe Blind Side.  

May 17

Brad Stone with Nick Bilton

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News.  He has covered Silicon Valley for more than twenty years. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages, and The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley.

May 13

Neil Gaiman with Joe Hill

Join us for a conversation with Neil Gaiman  to celebrate the release of two novellas set in the world of American Gods—now available exclusively as a vinyl boxset: THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods. Gaiman is the bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. 

May 12

Niall Ferguson with Rana Foroohar

“All disasters are in some sense man-made.” In his new book, Doom: The Politics of CatastropheNiall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters. Niall Ferguson is a historian and the author of sixteen books, including Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, and The Ascent of Money. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also a regular Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His many prizes include the International Emmy for Best Documentary (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service (2010), and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award (2016).

May 10

Seth Rogen with Evan Goldberg

Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director and entrepreneur. “Yearbook” is a collection of funny personal essays from Seth Rogen, of the writers of “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express” and one of the producers of “The Disaster Artist,” “Neighbors,” and “The Boys.” 

May 4

Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amber Tamblyn

Candid and compelling, Persist is both a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action. Elizabeth Warren―one of our nation’s most visionary leaders―will inspire everyone to believe that if we’re willing to fight for it, profound change is well within our reach.

May 3

An Evening with

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, has achieved success in television, theater, and film. Known for her outstanding performances on the groundbreaking television series The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies deftly chronicles her life and her work in this deeply powerful memoir.


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