Upcoming Events

February 19

Roger McNamee with Willow Bay

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2’s Bono as a co-founder. Zucked is the story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world’s most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is Continue reading…

February 21

An Evening with

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is former Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, where he has been recognized for his leadership, business ethics, and efforts to strengthen communities. Schultz is the bestselling author of “Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul” and “Pour Your Heart Into It.” His new book, “From the Ground Up” is a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. It is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Continue reading…

February 22

Breakfast with

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy , one of the West’s leading intellectuals offers a provocative look at America’s withdrawal from world leadership and the rising powers who seek to fill the vacuum left behind. Levy is a philosopher, activist, filmmaker and author of more than thirty books including The Genius of Judaism, American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared extensively in publications throughout Europe and the United States. His documentaries include Peshmerga, The Battle of Mosul, The Oath of Tobruk and Bosna! Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.

February 28

An Evening

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now. In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, Continue reading…

March 20

An Evening with

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin writes on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Four Tendencies,” “Better Than Before,” and “The Happiness Project.” A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages, and on her  daily blog, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Her new book is, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness.” 

March 21

An Evening with

Meb Keflezghi

Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian and winner of the New York and Boston marathons shares lessons learned from each of the 26 marathons he’s run in his storied career. When Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. As the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal, Meb’s legacy is forever cemented.  26 Marathons offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. Continue reading…

April 9

An Evening with

Dave Barry

We welcome Dave Barry back to our stage. Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.  Dave Barry is the author of many bestsellers including Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Continue reading…

May 6

An Evening with

Moby

Moby is a singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. Marking the 20th anniversary of his landmark album Play, Moby’s new memoir Then It Fell Apart is a wild ride of celebrity, addiction, and reckoning. The first volume of his memoirs, Porcelain, was published in 2016. The second volume of Moby’s extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. It is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving. 

May 7

An Evening with

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls. As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world’s largest philanthropy. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.  In “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World,” Melinda traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge” change. And she Continue reading…

May 15

An Evening with

Jon Meacham

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.  Meacham is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, and Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, he is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review

May 16

An Evening with

Jared Diamond

Upheaval is the final book in Jared Diamond’s trilogy. Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Upheaval reveals how nations and individuals recover from crisis and become more resilient. Jared Diamond, a noted polymath, is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his many awards are the U.S. National Medal of Science, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of the international best-selling books Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, Why Is Continue reading…