7 Days of Genius: On the 7th Day – Spiritual Genius and the Sabbath
Fri, Mar 7, 7:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jen E. Krause in conversation with relationship & communications expert Esther Perel, best-selling author & entrepreneur Michael Ellsberg, and author, psychiatrist and “Today Show” contributor Gail Saltz as we explore the spiritual genius that dwells within us all.
7 Days of Genius: David Brooks – Genius, God and Morality
Sun, Mar 9, 8 pm
Join New York Times Op Ed columnist David Brooks for a talk that’s both uplifting and grounding, as he identifies the qualities that define moral geniuses—remarkable people who lived their lives in the real world, yet cultivated an inner life of admirable self-reflection and character development. What part does religious belief play in morality? Can you be a moral genius without faith in God?
7 Days of Genius: Jennifer George and Al Jaffee with Adam Gopnik – The Genius of Rube Goldberg
Mon, Mar 10, 8:15 pm
Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg is no ordinary noun. He was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, and in his seventy-two-year career, he wrote and illustrated nearly fifty thousand cartoons, which were syndicated in daily newspapers throughout the world. His granddaughter, the designer Jennifer George joins cartoonist Al Jaffee and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik to look back at the life and work of this quintessential American cartoonist.
elBulli’s Ferran Adrià
Thu, Mar 13, 8:15 pm
Catalan chef Ferran Adrià revolutionized the culinary world with his scientific approach to gastronomy at his legendary restaurant elBulli. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him reveal secrets of his prolific creativity, extraordinary technique and new research with the elBulli Foundation, including BulliPedia.net, his new online culinary resource. Adrià will also introduce the dazzling seven-volume set elBulli 2005-2011 (Phaidon, March 2014), the first and only complete record of his creative process during the restaurant’s most innovative years.
Arianna Huffington with Barbara Walters
Tue, Mar 25, 8 pm
Arianna Huffington will discuss her latest book (her 14th) entitled: Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder with the legendary and iconic TV Journalist Barbara Walters.
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Mon, Apr 7, 8:15 pm
The couple that plays together, stays together. Real-life couple Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) star together in the new off-Broadway play Annapurna, beginning April 13 at The New Group @ Theatre Row. They join us to talk about staying together, onstage and off.
Deborah Voigt with Francesca Zambello
Wed, Apr 23, 8:15 pm
A diva and a director dish. Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt and powerhouse opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over 25 years, come to 92Y to talk opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship. There are not many women artistic and general directors in opera and not many sopranos that can tackle both Wagner and classic Italian roles–but Zambello and Voigt have challenged stereotypes as they’ve built brilliant careers. Find out how they navigate the high-flying demands of international opera and what interests they pursue away from the stage.