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MEDIA appearances


Personal appearances


May 28, 2015
The New Museum: Ideas City
I moderate a conversation about cities with the mayors of Houston, San Juan and Ithaca.

April 22, 2015
Montclair State University School of Communications
I give the 2015 Terhune Lecture — which is to say, I’m interviewed for an hour or so about contemporary media.

November 19, 2014
National Building Museum
I interview Charlie Rose on the occasion of his winning the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize.

October 1, 2014
Wallace Foundation 
I moderate a panel about growing performing arts audiences with NEA chairperson Jane Chu and three other arts leaders.

July 7, 2014
Charlie Rose Show 
I guest-host and discuss war in the Middle East with Jeffrey Goldberg and the pop-cultural appeal of villains with Chuck Klosterman.

June 6, 2014
Charlie Rose Show 
A conversation among This American Life‘s Ira Glass, RadioLab‘s Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad and BAM’s Karen Brooks Hopkins about public radio.

October 30, 2013
Ethics Matter
A conversation with James Traub at the Carnegie Council about ethics  in my professional life, and about 21st century politics and political economy

October 11, 2013
AIGA National Design Conference
History Rhymes

April 16, 2013
Why SPY?
A talk at the School of Visual Arts D-Crit MFA program about SPY magazine

October 24, 2012
TEDx New England
A Culture Stuck on Pause in A Fast-Forward Age

July 26, 2012
Los Angeles Talks Live
Interview about True Believers by MSNBC Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell

July 25, 2012
Good Lit at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
Interview about True Believers by San Francisco Magazine editor in chief  Jon Steinberg

August 18, 2009
Upstairs at the Square
A free podcast (#14 on the iTunes page) of my conversation with Katherine Lanpher and Regina Spektor (who also performs) at Barnes & Noble on Union Square in New York City

October 10, 2007
Google Zeitgeist Conference
A talk about Heyday and the parallels between the 1840s and the early 21st century

November 3, 2006
LIVE from the NYPL

A conversation about SPY: The Funny Years with Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and David Carr

February, 2002
TED Conference
A conversation in Monterey, California, with David Rockwell about his response to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks


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