Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHO: Glasgow Phillips
WHAT: The Royal Nonesuch
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The LA-based writer (Southpark, various little-known films) has come out with a witty, offbeat memoir about his “success at failing” and the crazed culture of Hollywood life in the “post-Beck, post-Pulp Fiction generation.”
WHAT: Slow Food Nation: A Blueprint for Changing the Way We Eat
WHO: Carlo Petrini
WHERE: Kaufmann Theater, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The founder and director of the international Slow Food organization outlines his buzzy philosophy as discussed in Petrini’s latest book.