1. These are the songs Aretha Franklin is covering on her next album, honoring 10 great divas.
Are you as excited as we are? We’re having a listening party and discussion with the Queen of Soul herself, as well as music industry legend Clive Davis, on October 1. Come be a part of music history, as these two icons take the stage together in a rare appearance.

    These are the songs Aretha Franklin is covering on her next album, honoring 10 great divas.

    Are you as excited as we are? We’re having a listening party and discussion with the Queen of Soul herself, as well as music industry legend Clive Davis, on October 1. Come be a part of music history, as these two icons take the stage together in a rare appearance.

  2. If you took a self-guided walking tour of all the restaurant chefs represented at our Kitchen, Arts & Letters food talks this season, this is a snapshot of all the territory you’d cover. (In other words, we hope you have good walking shoes!)
Browse the complete series of talks here.
Related: Jessica Merchant’s recipe for Banana Split No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake. 

    If you took a self-guided walking tour of all the restaurant chefs represented at our Kitchen, Arts & Letters food talks this season, this is a snapshot of all the territory you’d cover. (In other words, we hope you have good walking shoes!)

    Browse the complete series of talks here.

    Related: Jessica Merchant’s recipe for Banana Split No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

  3. I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.

    — 

    Tina Fey on Andrea Martin’s memoir, Lady Parts

    See why Tina has fallen in love with Andrea for yourself. The Tony Award-winning actress will appear in conversation with Nathan Lane on September 14, discussing her new book and her career on stage and screen.

  4. Psst…

    Our talk with the beloved and talented photographer Bill Cunningham is SOLD OUT but we’re offering you a chance to win two tickets. Go here to find out how.

  5. Outlander star Caitriona Balfe had the audience in stitches during our panel with the cast and creative team of the new TV series. Watch the video of her talking about filming those sex scenes with Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Frank (Tobias Menzies), and learn what “modesty pouches” are.

    Outlander star Caitriona Balfe had the audience in stitches during our panel with the cast and creative team of the new TV series. Watch the video of her talking about filming those sex scenes with Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Frank (Tobias Menzies), and learn what “modesty pouches” are.

  6. We Pick Pop Culture’s 5 Best Time Travelers We’ve all wished we had the power to time travel. Whether it was to correct a mistake (“Why did I say that?!”) or simply to experience another era (“Poodle skirts are so fetch!”), the mystical ability has eluded us. Luckily, we’ve been able to live vicariously through some of our favorite fictional characters. As we gear up for our advanced screening of Starz’ new series Outlander and talk with the series cast and author on July 28, we got to thinking of some of pop culture’s greatest time travelers. Read on to see who we picked, and if you disagree with us, beam yourself back to before you read this post. [[MORE]] Marty McFly, Back to the FutureSure, it’s a little creepy to become the object of your teenage mom’s affection. But when he’s transported back to 1955, Marty gets to introduce Hill Valley High School to the rock ‘n’ roll licks of “Johnny B. Goode,” as well as ensure that his parents meet and fall in love. That’s a pretty awesome gig for a teenager. The Doctor, Doctor WhoThe intergalactic hero has been righting wrongs and saving innocent people since 1963. True, there have been a few gaps in between, but doesn’t that indicate more time travel? Smartphones may have knocked phone booths off the map, but when it comes to the Doctor and his TARDIS, we’ll always answer the call.  Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanSo you’re given the power to time travel and you use it to take more classes? Hermione, what are we going to do with you! Luckily, the beloved Gryffindor uses the time-turner when it really counts and retraces her steps with Harry to save Sirius Black from the Dementors in the third book of J. K. Rowling’s magical series. Claire Randall, OutlanderIt’s 1945, the war is over and you’re on your second honeymoon with your husband in Scotland. What a buzz kill that you touch some mysterious rocks and get transported back to the 18th century! At least there’s a hunky Scotsman there ready to sweep you off your feet. Such is the story of Claire Randall in Diana Gabaldon’s romantic adventure series, which has been adapted by Starz into a TV series, debuting August 9. Claire, we’re sorry that your honeymoon got ruined, but we can’t wait to see how your love triangle between Jamie and Frank plays out! Phil Connors, Groundhog DayArrogant meteorologist Phil Connors is forced to relive the same day over and over until he starts becoming a better man. As a result, witnessing someone’s personal growth has never been more entertaining. Repeatedly watching a cranky Bill Murray fail miserably, only to eventually befriend all the townspeople and woo the ravishing Andie MacDowell? We got you babe. Our Outlander panel with author Diana Gabaldon and stars Caitroina Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies is sold out, but you can watch the Livecast of the event on July 28 at 8PM EDT here.  Who do you think is pop culture’s greatest time traveler?

    We Pick Pop Culture’s 5 Best Time Travelers

    We’ve all wished we had the power to time travel. Whether it was to correct a mistake (“Why did I say that?!”) or simply to experience another era (“Poodle skirts are so fetch!”), the mystical ability has eluded us. Luckily, we’ve been able to live vicariously through some of our favorite fictional characters. As we gear up for our advanced screening of Starz’ new series Outlander and talk with the series cast and author on July 28, we got to thinking of some of pop culture’s greatest time travelers. Read on to see who we picked, and if you disagree with us, beam yourself back to before you read this post.

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  7. We have our first major Oscar contender of the year! Boyhood is getting rave reviews. Before the film hit theaters, director Richard Linklater came to 92Y to discuss his latest project with Indiewire's Eric Kohn and the film’s young star Ellar Coltrane. In this clip from the event, Linklater describes the challenges of making the movie, which was filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast.

    Have you seen Boyhood yet? What did you think?

  8. Diane Keaton & Pharrell Williams
5 Things We Learned About Diane Keaton Hollywood icon Diane Keaton took to our stage last night to read from her latest book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty. The always pretty and stylish actress also took questions from the audience, and wasn’t afraid to get saucy with the crowd. Here are 5 things we learned from the Academy Award winner.
Keaton claims Pharrell stole her hat. The actress asserted that his now famous cap that showed up at the Oscars and Grammys was no doubt inspired by her own taste in chapeaus.
She loved getting slapped around by Al Pacino in The Godfather. Remember that scene in Part II? “He really slapped me! It was amazing and it really worked. I loved it.”
The no. 1 thing Keaton looks for in a man is a penis. Hey, that’s what she said.
She has photos of attractive men pinned to a wall in her home. Not surprisingly, she’s also a huge fan of Pinterest.
Of all her characters, the one Keaton likes the most is Erica Barry from Something’s Gotta Give.

    Diane Keaton & Pharrell Williams

    5 Things We Learned About Diane Keaton

    Hollywood icon Diane Keaton took to our stage last night to read from her latest book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty. The always pretty and stylish actress also took questions from the audience, and wasn’t afraid to get saucy with the crowd. Here are 5 things we learned from the Academy Award winner.

    • Keaton claims Pharrell stole her hat. The actress asserted that his now famous cap that showed up at the Oscars and Grammys was no doubt inspired by her own taste in chapeaus.
    • She loved getting slapped around by Al Pacino in The Godfather. Remember that scene in Part II? “He really slapped me! It was amazing and it really worked. I loved it.”
    • The no. 1 thing Keaton looks for in a man is a penis. Hey, that’s what she said.
    • She has photos of attractive men pinned to a wall in her home. Not surprisingly, she’s also a huge fan of Pinterest.
    • Of all her characters, the one Keaton likes the most is Erica Barry from Something’s Gotta Give.

  9. Fred and Carrie will be here tonight talking about Portlandia.
What would YOU ask them?

    Fred and Carrie will be here tonight talking about Portlandia.

    What would YOU ask them?

  10. “She loved dogs, New York, television, children, friendship, sex, laughing, heartbreaking songs, marijuana, farts, and cuddling.” ― Sarah Silverman’s epitaph, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
The one and only Sarah Silverman, whose first-ever HBO comedy special, We are Miracles, debuts on November 23rd, will be at 92Y tonight. You can still get tickets or watch it live online.

    “She loved dogs, New York, television, children, friendship, sex, laughing, heartbreaking songs, marijuana, farts, and cuddling.” ― Sarah Silverman’s epitaph, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

    The one and only Sarah Silverman, whose first-ever HBO comedy special, We are Miracles, debuts on November 23rd, will be at 92Y tonight. You can still get tickets or watch it live online.