Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: McSweeney’s Presents: The World, Explained
WHO: Rodney Rothman (former Late Night head writer), David Rakoff (contributor to This American Life), and John Oliver (Daily Show correspondent)
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Eggers’ heartbreaking works, when staged live, sizzle with dead-pan energy. This one, with topics like “How to create your own fake boy band,” figures to do just that.
WHAT: “How Watergate Inspired Female Investigative Reporters”
WHO: Connie Chung, CBS News’ Erin Moriarty, ABC News’ Rhonda Schwartz, moderated by author Alicia C. Shepard (Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate)
WHERE: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308, 230 West 41st Street
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Chung covered Watergate while a young reporter at CBS joins Shepard and other female reporters to discuss the male-dominated Watergate scandal.