The New York Times Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season Of ‘TimesTalks’

TimesTalks, The New York Times’s acclaimed series of live conversations between Times journalists and leading figures in culture, the arts and politics, will mark its 15 th anniversary year with an exclusive series of events, including TimesTalks at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and a special Winter season of programs in New York.

TimesTalks has brought some of the world’s most recognizable names in film, music, politics, ideas, fashion, food and books to live audiences across the country and internationally since its launch in 1998. Star-studded TimesTalks alumni include Madeleine Albright, George Clooney, Jeremy Irons, Stephen King, Karl Lagerfeld, Yoko Ono, Nancy Pelosi, Salman Rushdie and Denzel Washington, along with renowned Times columnists David Brooks, David Carr, Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof and Paul Krugman.

Kicking off the Winter 2013 season, TimesTalks at the Sundance Film Festival will present engaging discussions with independent film directors and actors making news at the Festival, including Dave Grohl, David Gordon Green, Juno Temple and Robin Weigert. Melena Ryzik, lead writer for The Times’s Carpetbagger blog, will moderate TimesTalks at the Festival, beginning Jan. 22 at the Cinema Café at the Festival’s Filmmakers Lodge.

Access to TimesTalks at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City will be for credentialed Festival attendees. TimesTalks will be available to the public via live stream, which is free to view, at and

TimesTalks has also unveiled its lineup for Winter programs at TheTimesCenter in New York. TimesTalks at TheTimesCenter will include conversations with the creators of “ Portlandia,” Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel; interviews with Grammy Award-winning artists Josh Groban and Norah Jones, who will also perform live; and Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper on the upcoming Broadway show “ Kinky Boots,” with a live musical performance by cast members.

TimesTalks at TheTimesCenter will be streamed live and free to view at

As TimesTalks commemorates 15 years of its unique conversation series, it will continue to broaden its reach to deliver The New York Times experience to more audiences around the world, building on previous events held in Paris, London, Madrid, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and in New York, as well as TimesTalks at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

TimesTalks at the Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. E.T.Filmmaker and musician Dave Grohl and producer-writer-director David Gordon Green with The Times’s Carpetbagger Melena Ryzik

Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. E.T.Actress Juno Temple and actress Robin Weigert with The Times’s Carpetbagger Melena Ryzik

TimesTalks at TheTimesCenter – Winter 2013

Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. E.T.Portlandia” stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein with director Jonathan Krisel and New York Times arts reporter Dave Itzkoff

Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. E.T.Grammy Award-winning musician Norah Jones and New York Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles, featuring live music performance

Friday, Feb. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. E.T.Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren, featuring live music performance

Friday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. E.T.Acclaimed performance artist Marina Abramović with New York Times culture reporter Patricia Cohen

Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. E.T.Singer Cyndi Lauper and Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein with New York Times theater reporter Patrick Healy, featuring live musical performance by cast members of the upcoming Broadway show “Kinky Boots”

Tickets to attend TimesTalks at TheTimesCenter may be reserved at or by calling (888) NYT-1870. Tickets are $35, plus tax and service fees.

More information about TimesTalks events and tickets may be found at

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About TimesTalks

TimesTalks have been entertaining and inspiring audiences in New York, across the country and around the world since 1998. These compelling conversations -- live on stage, on the Web and on video -- feature New York Times journalists in conversation with today’s leaders in culture and the arts, politics and world affairs, and ideas and media. Watch TimesTalks online and on demand at, and, where the conversation begins.

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