TimesTalks are live, online and video conversations between New York Times journalists and 21st-century talents and thinkers. Created in 1998, TimesTalks have entertained and enlightened audiences in TheTimesCenter, at theaters around New York and across the country, at major film festivals like Sundance and Cannes, and throughout the world via online video at timestalks.com. For nearly twenty years, TimesTalks have been part of the global dialogue about film, theater, television, music, art, books, style and ideas.
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Friday, April 8 at 6:00 – TIMESTALKS: Kerry Washington & Anita Hill
Don’t miss award–winning actress and executive producer Kerry Washington and professor, lawyer and author Anita Hill, played by the “Scandal” star in the new HBO film “Confirmation.” Debuting on HBO on Saturday, April 16, the drama tells the real–life story of the 1991 Supreme Court hearing to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas, at which Hill testified that Thomas sexually harassed her when he was her supervisor. The hearing was a pivotal moment in history, galvanizing the public’s awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, women’s rights and race relations. Interviewed by New York Times culture reporter Melena Ryzik.
Monday, April 11 at 6:00 – TIMESTALKS: Hugh Laurie & Tom Hiddleston
Join Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston — two of today’s most exciting actors and the stars of AMC’s new mini–series spy thriller, “The Night Manager.” Premiering April 19, “The Night Manager” is a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best–selling spy novel, which follows a former British soldier working as a Cairo hotel manager enlisted by the London and Washington intelligence agencies to bring down the world’s most powerful international arms dealer. To get to him, he must become a criminal himself. Interviewed by New York Times television editor Gilbert Cruz.
Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 – TIMESTALKS: Questlove
Get an insider take on creativity, food and music with Questlove, band leader and drummer of The Roots, director of music for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” best–selling author and host of the food salon that’s the talk of the town and the pop culture universe. In his new book “somethingtofoodabout,” he looks at how ten innovative American chefs see the world through their cooking and their creativity. Interviewed by New York Times Food domestic food correspondent Kim Severson.