Past Events

October 23

An Evening with

Busy Philipps with Adam Scott

Busy Philipps is an actress best known for roles in cult TV classics like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, Cougar Town, ER, and, most recently, HBO’s Vice Principals. She has appeared in fan-favorite films such as Made of Honor, I Don’t Know How She Does It, He’s Just Not That Into You, White Chicks, and The Gift. She also was one of the writers of the hit film Blades of Glory and hosted of late-night talk show Busy Tonight, on E!. This Will Only Hurt a Little showcases Busy’s wry wit, skillful storytelling, and an unvarnished perspective that is by turns vulnerable Continue reading…

October 17

Ambassador Susan Rice with Mayor Eric Garcetti

In her memoir, Tough Love, Ambassador Susan Rice recalls pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy delivering an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country. She served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

October 16

Mike Isaac with Nick Bilton

Mike Isaac, a New York Times technology correspondent presents the dramatic story of Uber, the Silicon Valley startup at the center of one of the great venture capital power struggles of our time. Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. A near instant “unicorn,” Uber seemed poised to take its place next to Amazon, Apple, and Google Continue reading…

October 6

Pico Iyer with Aimee Liu

Pico Iyer, the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness–one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers–a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.  Iyer is the author of eight works of nonfiction and two novels. A writer for Time since 1982, he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and many other magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. He splits his time between Japan, and the United States.  His books include Video Night in Kathmandu, Continue reading…

October 4

Debbie Harry & Chris Stein

with Rob Roth

Debbie Harry is a musician, actor, activist, and the iconic face of New York City cool. As the frontwoman of Blondie, she and the band forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time. With Blondie she has sold millions of albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Chris Stein is the co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist of the iconic punk band Blondie. His photographic work has been featured in galleries and press around the Continue reading…

October 4

Breakfast with

Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and one of the tech industry’s broadest thinkers, shares a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. He leads a team of more than 1,400 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals working in 56 countries. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, human rights, immigration, philanthropy and environmental sustainability.  

October 3

Candace Bushnell with Susan Feldman

Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty. Candace Bushnell is the  bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four Blondes, Summer and the City and Killing Monica. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster Continue reading…

October 2

George Will with Larry Wilmore

George Will writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. He began his column in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His fourteen previous books include One Man’s America, Men at Work, and Statecraft as Soulcraft.  The Conservative Sensibility is a new reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders’ belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition – one that now finds itself under threat.  

October 1

Bob Iger with Brian Grazer

Robert Iger, the Chairman & CEO of Disney, one of Time’s most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life. Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into Continue reading…

September 26

An Evening with

Demi Moore

In her memoir, Inside Out, famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. She is an actress, producer, director and activist. She is known for her roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, G.I. Jane, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Margin Call, among many others. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and Continue reading…