92Y hosts Award-winning journalist Adam Gopnik and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell for a night of thought provoking discussion. Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He has broadcasted regularly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and wrote the article on American culture for the last two editions of Encyclopedia Britannica. His books include Angels and Ages, Through the Children's Gate, Paris to the Moon, Americans in Paris and The King in the Window.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. In 2005 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and Outliers: The Story of Success, all of which were #1 New York Times best sellers. His most recent book, What the Dog Saw, is a collection of essays.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of the Times best-sellers "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference," "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking," "Outliers: The Story of Success," and "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures."
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His most recent book is "The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food."
Writers Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik ponder if texting and other new forms of communication technology are a genuine threat to the culture of reading amongst young people. Are unlimited texting plans and IM clients the death knell of a cultured civilization?
Writers Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik discuss the various merits and shortcomings of Apple's iPad. Gopnik argues that the iPad actually seems like a precursor to the phone, with Gladwell likening it to battery-powered watches, which he suggests are less convenient than mechanical ones.