Past Events

April 12

Diane von Furstenberg with Bozoma Saint John

Diane von Furstenberg, the entrepreneur and philanthropist presents her A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets. She began her fashion career in 1970. In a 1976 cover story, Newsweek declared her ‘the most remarkable woman since Coco Chanel.’ Her global brand is now available in more than 70 countries worldwide. An active philanthropist, she was president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006-2019. She has written several books, including Diane: A Signature Life and The Woman I Wanted to Be.

April 5

Senator Tammy Duckworth with Bradley Whitford

In her memoir, Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth’s U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

March 16

Walter Isaacson with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. His new book is a biography of the 2020 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race His books include Leonardo da VinciThe Innovators; Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He is a host of the show Amanpour and Company on PBS and CNN, a contributor to CNBC, and host of the podcast Trailblazers, from Dell Technologies.

March 2

Noreena Hertz with Brian Grazer

Noreena Hertz talks to Brian Grazer about her new book — a bold, hopeful, and thought-provoking account of how we built a lonely world, how the pandemic accelerated the problem, and what we must do to come together again. She is a renowned thought leader, academic, and broadcaster. Her previous bestsellers—The Silent Takeover, The Debt Threat, and Eyes Wide Open—have been published in more than twenty countries, and her opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Financial Times. She has hosted her own show on SiriusXM and spoken at TED and the World Economic Forum in Davos.


February 28

Marcus Samuelsson with Ted Habte-Gabr

This new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes. Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide. He has won multiple James Beard Foundation awards for his work as a chef and as host of No Passport Required, his public television series with Vox/Eater. Samuelsson was crowned champion of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and was the guest chef for President Obama’s first state dinner. 

February 25

Chad Sanders with Will Packer

Chad Sander’s book Black Magic is a powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions. He is a writer, director, actor, and musician based in New York City. Previously, Chad worked at Google and YouTube and as a tech entrepreneur. He has since written and cowritten TV series and feature films with collaborators Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman, and Will Packer.
February 20

An Evening with

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages.

February 9

Adam Grant with Ashton Kutcher

Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. His pioneering research has inspired people to rethink fundamental assumptions about motivation, generosity, and creativity. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers. He is one of TED’s most popular speakers, his books have sold millions of copies, his talks have been viewed more than 25 million times, and his podcast is WorkLife with Adam Grant.

February 8

Priyanka Chopra Jonas with Glennon Doyle

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Monday, February 8, 2021 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST      Priyanka Chopra Jonas in conversation with Glennon Doyle   discussing her memoir,   “Unfinished”   This event premieres on February 8 at 6pm PST/9pm EST PURCHASE TICKET (INCLUDES BOOK   $38 includes a signed copy of the…

February 6

Ziggy Marley with Malcolm Gladwell

Join us for a conversation with Ziggy Marley and Malcolm Gladwell celebrating Bob Marley on Feb 6, his 75th birthday! In honor of Bob Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday, they discuss Ziggy Marley’s book, “Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend,” a glorious oversize book with more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of the forefather of reggae and one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture. 

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