NewsGuild Shop Talk: In Conversation with A.O. Scott
A. O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, offers an intelligent, witty and crucial perspective when it comes to criticism, journalism and culture. He offers a compelling how-to on navigating life’s cultural and political currents by "Better Living Through Criticism," the title to his 2016 best-selling book. Join us for an in-depth conversation with this national tastemaker and NewsGuild member on Monday, November 13th, as he discusses his career, the role of the critic and a volatile media industry and entertainment landscape.
Moderated by Eric Grode, the director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a regular freelance theater reporter for the New York Times. He previously served as the head theater critic for the New York Sun and Broadway.com, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in the Village Voice, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York and more than a dozen other publications. Eric is the former vice president of the New York Drama Critics Circle and the author of two books: Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation, the authorized history of the Broadway musical, and The Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals.
Doors open at 6. Talk starts at 6:30 p.m.