Riggio Forum: Hilton Als

6:30 p.m.

Hilton Als is a theater critic for the New Yorker.  He is the author of The Women; The Group, on James Baldwin; and White Girls, forthcoming in early 2013. In 1994 he edited the catalog for the controversial, double-titled Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition “Black Male”; in 2010 he curated “Self-Consciousness” at the Veneklasen Werner Gallery in Berlin. He has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, and Smith, and currently teaches at Wellesley. Moderated by Greil Marcus.

As a part of his course “Old Weird America: Music as Democratic Speech” Distinguished Visiting Professor Greil Marcus curates and hosts 4 events connected to the mission of the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy and the rich intersections of writing, music and cultural criticism.


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID at the door or at the Box Office.

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