Past Event: MCNY Live presents New York magazine's "Encyclopedia of New York": How NYC Changed the World

When: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:00pm

This conversation was recorded on Thursday, October 29, 2020. See the full event description below.

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We team up with New York magazine for the launch of their new book, The Encyclopedia of New York.  From A (for ACT UP and Anthora Cup, and beyond!) to Z (for Zoning), New York has had its finger on the pulse of our metropolis since 1968. Editor Christopher Bonanos discusses the project and what it means to be a part of an iconic city publication like New York with actor, comedian, and jazz singer Lea DeLaria. Copies of the book will be for sale in the Museum's online shop.

This event is taking place virtually on Zoom and will also be streamed to the Museum's Facebook page here.

About the Speakers:
Christopher Bonanos has been an editor and writer at New York magazine and its digital siblings for 26 years. He is the author of three books—the most recent of which won the National Book Critics Circle award for the best biography of 2018—and a contributor to several others. Bonanos has also written for New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Tablet, and many more magazines and websites.

Lea DeLaria is a three-time SAG Award winning actor, comedian, and jazz singer most notably known for her stand out role of ‘Big Boo’ in Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black, and she was the first openly gay comic on Television in America. DeLaria can be seen on television the upcoming HULU series Reprisal, as well as The CodeShameless, and Broad City. Selected films include Cars 3, Support The Girls, and The First Wives Club. She was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world. House of David delaria+bowie=jazz was released in Summer 2015 to critical acclaim. 

Pre-order the book through the MCNY Shop! Receive 15% off at check-out if you purchase by 10/29. Click here to buy. 

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