Wednesday, May 16, 2012
6:00PM - 8:30PM
YOU AND 'GAY METROPOLIS' AUTHOR CHARLES KAISER GET TO ASK 'NEW YORK' MAGAZINE WRITER-AT-LARGE FRANK RICH ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
On Wednesday, May 16, Out Professionals presents a dialog between Frank Rich (above left), Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine and Charles Kaiser (above right), author of "The Gay Metropolis" and "1968 in America."
Enjoy a front-row seat as Kaiser asks Rich to assess Obama v. Romney, journalism v. television production, and the role of the liberal establishment in the gay revolution since Stonewall.
Frank Rich writes monthly essays on politics and culture for New York Magazine. As a commentator at nymag.com, he engages in dialogues on the news of the week. Rich joined New York Magazine in 2011, following a distinguished career at the New York Times, -- 13 years as the paper's chief drama critic, 17 years as an op-ed columnist. (For Rich on the inevitability of same-sex marriage, see "The Bigots' Last Hurrah," April 2009.)
His honors include the George Polk Award for commentary (2005) and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University (2011). His books include 'Ghost Light: A Memoir' and most recently, 'The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina.'
Rich is also a creative consultant to HBO, where he is an executive producer of VEEP, a comedy series written and directed by Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and a documentary on Stephen Sondheim scheduled for 2013.
Charles Kaiser is a former reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and a former press critic for Newsweek. His landmark history of gay life in America, 'The Gay Metropolis' was a New York Times Notable Book of the year and a Lambda Literary Award winner.
Kaiser's articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Out, the Advocate and the New Republic. He has just written an afterword for Penguin, which in October is republishing as a book Merle Miller's classic New York Times article from 1971 -- 'On Being Different: What It Means to be a Homosexual.'
Frank Rich photo: Danny Kim
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