Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: “The State of American Democracy”
WHO: Newark Mayor Cory Booker
WHERE: The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th Street
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Booker’s buzz has been quietly building — he was a panelist at Time magazine’s Person of the Year luncheon in November — and comparisons to Barack Obama abound.
WHAT: John Marks Presents Fangland
WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 4 Astor Place
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: A former 60 Minutes producer’s take on the classic vampire novel. Blood-sucking!
WHO: Regan Book editor and author Bridie Clark
WHAT: Because She Can book party
WHERE: The home of Marisa & Matt Brown
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: To fete the former Regan Books editor and author Clark, and to ask Harper Collins CEO Jane Friedman, one of the evening’s expected guests, for her on-the-record take on sacking Judith Regan.
NOTE: Private event.