Upcoming Events

September 16

Malcolm Gladwell with Brit Marling

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and the bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.  He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.  Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news.  Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how Continue reading…

September 17

Malcolm Gladwell with Larry Wilmore

(Riverside)

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and the bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.  He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.  Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news.  Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how Continue reading…

September 18

Patricia Cornwell with Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis interviews Patricia Cornwell on her new novel, Quantum — a pulse-pounding thriller in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high. Cornwell’s 1990 debut novel, Postmortem, in 1990 went on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity Awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure prize—the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year. Her Scarpetta series won the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier Continue reading…

September 23

An Evening with

Craig Johnson with Lee Goldberg

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen full-length novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, as well as three works of short fiction featuring the beloved sheriff. In the fifteenth installment of the series, Land of Wolves, Craig Johnson once again draws readers in to the rugged and colorful world of Wyoming’s glorious landscape. With millions of devoted readers, the series is also the inspiration for Longmire, the hit Netflix TV show—now streaming all six seasons. His books have been named best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population Continue reading…

September 25

Brian Grazer with Ted Sarandos

Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer is one of Hollywood’s most successful story tellers.  His films and television shows have been nominated for forty-three Academy Awards and 187 Emmys. His credits include A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Splash, Arrested Development, 24, Empire, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, The Da Vinci Code, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, American Gangster, and Genius, among others.  His book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life was a New York Times bestseller. See him in conversation with Ted Sarandos discussing his new book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection.  

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…

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…

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 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 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 6

An Afternoon with

Pico Iyer

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 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 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 23

An Evening with

Busy Philipps

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 24

John Hodgman with Aimee Mann

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, That Is All, and Vacationland. He is the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast and also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine. His new book, Medallion Status, is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity–and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren’t platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.

November 4

Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street is changing the way America cooks for the better—with simpler techniques, fresher flavors, and trustworthy recipes that just work. The result is a growing fan base that loves how Milk Street makes cooking fun again. Now, Kimball returns with a back-to-basics book packed with transformative lessons embedded in everyday recipes that will upgrade the way you cook. In MILK STREET: The New Rules, Kimball defines 75 new rules that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results. These powerful principles appear in more than 200 recipes that teach you not only how to make your Continue reading…

November 5

An Evening with

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger. Best known as the front man of the band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, He won a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement and along with the band, he was inducted into the Rock and  Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He continues to record and tour both as a solo artist and as head of the “Booker T’s Stax Revue. Time is Tight is the deeply moving account of how Jones balanced the brutality of the segregationist South with the loving support of his family and community, all while transforming a burgeoning studio into a musical Continue reading…

November 13

An Evening with

Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He’s also a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! He spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. With Mobituaries—the book companion to the CBS podcast of the same name—the journalist, humorist, and history buff is righting that wrong, profiling the people who have long fascinated him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer…to sitcom characters gone Continue reading…

November 13

Breakfast with

Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler is a writer and the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter, the Public Benefit Company that pioneered crowdfunding and has helped artists and creators bring more than 100,000 creative projects to life. His book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World is a vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living.

December 3

Breakfast with

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab is the founder, former CEO, and current chairman, of The Charles Schwab Corporation. Among the giants of the financial services industry, he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders in American business. He recounts his ups and downs as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans. In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners.

December 9

An Evening with

Flea

Flea is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. In his memoir, Acid for the Children, the iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star. Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an Continue reading…

January 16

An Evening with

Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear: Show up! Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of the Play Strong Institute, a center Continue reading…