Nick McDonell reads from his new book Quiet Street: On American Privilege

Nick McDonell grew up on New York City's Upper East Side, a neighborhood defined by its wealth and influence. As a child, McDonell enjoyed everything that rarefied world entailed--sailing lessons in the Hamptons, school galas at the Met, and holiday trips on private jets. But as an adult, he left it behind to become a[read more...]

James Shulman discusses his new book The Synthetic University

US colleges and universities have long been the envy of the world. Institutional autonomy has fostered creativity among faculty, students, and staff. But this autonomy means that colleges tend to create their own solutions for every need. As a result, higher education suffers from costly redundancies that drive tuitions ever upward, putting higher education, essential[read more...]

Peter Pennoyer & Anne Walker launch their new book City / Country

From the preeminent classical architecture firm in the US, the latest apartments, townhouses, and country houses, with interiors by leading designers Whether a brand–new country estate, a renovation of a triplex penthouse apartment, or a merging of two townhouses into one, each of the 20 projects in this sumptuously illustrated volume bears the hallmarks of[read more...]

Melissa Newman presents her book Head Over Heels

Their love story is the stuff of Hollywood legend. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman became not only movie stars and stage actors, but also artistic collaborators, political activists, and philanthropists whose legacies are expansive and enduringly modern. These striking images--many rare and some never before published--are accompanied by snapshots, letters, handwritten notes, and family treasures.[read more...]

Celebration the launch of City People with author Elizabeth Topp

When beautiful and successful Susan Harris jumps from the roof of her apartment building, she sets a tremor through her New York City mothers’ group that forces them all to look at one another with new cynicism: How could this have happened right under their noses? To one of them? Between her death and the[read more...]

Julian Tepper reads from his latest novel Cooler Heads

Julian Tepper's fourth novel, Cooler Heads, is a story about modern love. With a triangulation of lovers and spouses, young children and careers struggling to get off the ground, in Celia and Paul we encounter two people in that pocket of life when the fight to figure out who we are and what we want burns[read more...]

E.L. Shen in conversation about her new book Maybe It’s a Sign

Seventh-grader Freya June Sun has always believed in the Chinese superstitions spoon-fed to her since birth. Ever since her dad's death a year ago, she's become obsessed with them, and believes that her father is sending her messages from beyond. Like how, on her way to an orchestra concert where she's dreading her viola solo,[read more...]