Category Archives: Readings and Talks

The 2008 New Yorker Festival Is Coming…

The 2008 New Yorker Festival | October 3-5

Watch for the complete Festival guide in the September 15th issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands on September 8th.

UPDATE: The schedule is finally here.

Tickets are available online at 12 noon E.T. on Friday, September 12th.

To sign up for official Festival Wire e-mails, visit (which you annoyingly have to do every year).

David Sedaris | New Book and Lincoln Center Reading (Presale Info)

I haven’t heard anything about his latest book, but it really can only be better than his last one.

David Sedaris, author of the bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center on December 15th. Following the much anticipated release of his brand new collection entitled “When You Are Engulfed in Flames“; David will visit New York for an evening of engaging recollections and readings.

Click here to purchase tickets ($30-$75) before they go on sale to the general public on June 20th. The presale password is FLAMES (when you click the “Pre Sale Password” button, it activates a javascript pop-up which may be blocked by your browser).

All David Sedaris book tour dates after the jump.

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Sunday with The Magazine Is Today

Sunday with The Magazine

Sunday with The Magazine
Sunday, May 4 at The Times Center

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. – What We Eat
Michael Pollan Gerry Marzorati

New York Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati talks with best-selling author Michael Pollan (“In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) about America’s national food disorder, the dysfunction of the industrial food complex and how we can bring health and pleasure back to eating.

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. – What We Believe
Noah Feldman Christopher Hitchens Mark Lilla James Traub

Religion’s role in today’s politics comes under scrutiny by Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub (“The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the U.N. in the Era of American World Power”), best-selling author Christopher Hitchens (“God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”) and Magazine contributors Noah Feldman (“Divided by God: America’s Church-State Problem”) and Mark Lilla (“The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West”).

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. – What We Watch
Gail Simmons Lauren Zalaznick Tim Gunn Virginia Heffernan

Bravo TV’s president Lauren Zalaznick, “Project Runway” fashion guru Tim Gunn (also “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”) and “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons talk with The Magazine media columnist, Virginia Heffernan, about the brave new world of television programming and what we are watching now.

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. – How We Govern
David A. Patterson Matt Bai

David A. Paterson — sworn in as the 55th governor of New York just a few weeks ago — discusses the social and economic challenges facing the state, the Democratic party and our country with New York Times Magazine contributing writer Matt Bai, author of “The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics.”

6:00 – 7:15 p.m. – What We Wear
Donatella Versace Stefano Tonchi

Acclaimed international designer Donatella Versace, one of Italy’s most powerful women, discusses fashion, design, style and celebrity with T Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi.

8:00 – 9:15 p.m. – What Makes Us Laugh
Tracey Ullman Deborah Solomon

The multiple comedic personality that is seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, star of Showtime’s “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union,” talks with The New York Times Magazine’s “Questions for… ” columnist, Deborah Solomon.