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Pop Culture Powerhouses

Pop Culture Powerhouses

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

Random House is thrilled to bring together four preeminent voices in cultural journalism as they celebrate their hotly anticipated summer books and discuss the ways in which pop culture — everything from binge-worthy TV to ubiquitous celebrities to the rise of athleisure — influences how we behave as a society.

The women will discuss their journalistic career paths, what it’s like to see their writing go viral, the joy and pressure of having readers anticipating their take on any subject, how writing a book compares to their day jobs, and of course, what cultural touchstones we should be paying attention to right now.

Seating is limited. Ticket code for students, staff, and faculty: TishmanPowerhouses

Join us as we celebrate these powerhouse writers and their exciting debuts:

  • Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and has written for many other publications. Her book Fleishman is In Trouble is a finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition.
  • Linda Holmes is the beloved host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Her first novel Evvie Drake Starts Over is a charming and heartfelt story about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
  • Emily Nussbaum is The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer-Prize winning culture critic. Her book I Like To Watch is a provocative collection of essays that argues for a new way of looking at TV”
  • Jia Tolentino is a breakout writer at The New Yorker. Her book Trick Mirror is a collection of original essays that examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture.
  • Choose a copy of either Fleishman is In Trouble by Taffy Brodessar-Akner, Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, or I Like To Watch by Emily Nussbaum

Jointly Co-Hosted by The New School's Creative Writing Program and Lang Literary Studies Program

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