Upcoming Events

January 27

Neal Katyal with Rob Reiner

Neal Katyal is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a partner at a law firm where he leads one of the largest U.S. Supreme Court practices in the nation. He previously served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued more Supreme Court cases in U.S. history than has any minority attorney (39 in total), recently breaking the record held by Thurgood Marshall.  In his new book, Katyal makes the case for the impeachment of  President Trump.  He will be in conversation with Rob Reiner, aclaimed director, actor and activist.

February 4

Ezra Klein with Shani O. Hilton

EZRA KLEIN is the editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox, the award-winning explanatory news organization. Vox reaches more than fifty million people across its platforms each month. Klein is also the host of the podcast the Ezra Klein Show, cohost of the Weeds podcast, and an executive producer on Vox’s Netflix show, Explained.  “The American political system—which includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president—is full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face,” writes political analyst Ezra Klein. “We are a collection of functional parts whose efforts combine into a dysfunctional whole.” In this book, Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America’s descent Continue reading…

February 5

Adam Davidson with Adam McKay

Adam Davidson, the creator of NPR’s Planet Money podcast and Peabody award-winning New Yorker staff writer explains our current economy: laying out its internal logic and revealing the transformative hope it offers for millions of people to thrive as they never have before.  His new books is The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century. He is in conversation with Adam McKay, Academy Award winning writer/director/producer (The Big Short, Vice, Succession, Booksmart, Dead to Me, Hustlers, Saturday Night Live).

February 7

Amber Tamblyn with Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler interviews Amber Tamblyn about her book, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution — a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time’s Up. Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Continue reading…

February 10

An Evening with

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson has released 8 hit-producing albums and starred on the big and small screens. In 2005, she launched the Jessica Simpson Collection, now a billion-dollar global brand distributed in more than sixty-two countries and the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history. In her memoir, she reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

February 17

An Evening with

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestsellers Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self,  and she is the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude (with a new edition December 2019).  This talk celebrates the 25th anniversary of Simple Abundance, which continues to lead countless women to more fulfilling, harmonious, and joyful lives. She has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN’s Super Soul Sunday. Additionally, Sarah has been a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group. In 1995, Sarah founded the Simple Abundance Charitable Fund, which Continue reading…

March 9

Ada Calhoun with Annabelle Gurwitch

Ada Calhoun’s new book is a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique circumstances that have brought them to this point. “Why We Can’t Sleep” is a lively successor to “Passages” by Gail Sheehy and “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay. Why We Can’t Sleep is an Indie Next selection for January, one of Vogue’s Best Books to Read this Winter and one of 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 by Forbes. Calhoun is the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, named an Amazon Book of the Month and one of the top ten Continue reading…

March 16

Lee Goldberg with Joshua Malina

Lee Goldberg is  the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Ian Ludlow series (Killer Thriller and True Fiction), the Eve Ronin series (Lost Hills), fifteen Adrian Monk mysteries, and the first five books in the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare series (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, and The Pursuit) cowritten with Janet Evanovich. His TV credits include Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, The Glades, and Monk, and the hit Hallmark movie series Mystery 101.  He is in conversation with Joshua Malina (The Big Bang Theory, Sports Night, The West Wing, The American President, Scandal, A View From the Top, In the Continue reading…

March 18

An Evening with

Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers’ first three films: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller’s Crossing. He also was the director of photography on Throw Mamma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991, and has gone on to direct a number of films including Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, and the first three Men in Blacks. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and most recently Netflix’s Continue reading…

March 24

An Evening with

Robert Reich

Robert Reich has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. 

March 29

An Afternoon with

Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture. Cindy Sherman says of his new book: “Jerry Saltz is so right-on it scares me.” Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In “How to Be an Artist,” Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration–and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt–Saltz offers invaluable insight into what Continue reading…

April 1

An Evening with

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is the bestselling author whose work spans six decades and garners commercial and critical success. His books are available in 38 languages, and have sold more than 500 million copies to date. He has also been praised as a “literary juggler” by The Times (of London) for his deft ability to blend other genres—horror, romance, humor, science fiction, and mystery—into his acclaimed suspense thrillers and lauded by The New York Times as “psychologically complex, masterful, and satisfying.” Devoted is an epic thriller about a terrifying threat to humanity and the singular compassion it will take to defeat it. 

April 13

An Evening with

Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is the New York Times bestselling author of I Almost Forgot About You, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Four of Ms. McMillan’s novels have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale; How Stella Got Her Groove Back; Disappearing Acts; and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. 

April 16

An Evening with

Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez  the internationally bestselling author of “In the Time of the Butterflies” and “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents.” She is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the Woman of the Year by Latina magazine. “In the Time of the Butterflies” was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for its national Big Read program, and in Continue reading…

April 20

Alan Zweibel with Larry David

Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer, who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (which he co-created and produced), The Late Show With David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me and six off-Broadway plays including Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his bestselling book. Alan has written eleven books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, Continue reading…

May 21

Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

“Memoirs and Misinformation” is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world–apocalypses within and without.