The New York Times 11th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend announced today it will feature live Webcasts of this year’s events.
The Times’s event is a four-day celebration of the arts featuring a series of TimesTalks interviews between New York Times journalists and celebrated guests from film, media, music, television and theater.
This year’s event will be held from Jan. 5 to 8, 2012, at TheTimesCenter in The New York Times Building.Those from outside of New York can view the TimesTalks events online by visiting www.ArtsAndLesiureWeekend.com
This year’s lineup will include the rock musician Chris Cornell; best-selling author Patricia Cornwell; Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross; Grammy Award-winning record producer Clive Davis; creative director and author Simon Doonan; composer and musician Philip Glass; from the celebrated CBS drama “The Good Wife,” Emmy Award-winner Julianna Margulies with Christine Baranski, Josh Charles and the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King; Grammy Award-winning bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss; the “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan; Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris; Award-winning actress Carey Mulligan; award-winning actor Alan Rickman; collaborators on the award-winning film “50/50” Seth Rogen and Will Reiser; Oscar-nominated film, television and stage actor Michael Shannon; the star of TV's "Saturday Night Live" and the film "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig with the film’s director Paul Feig.
The following Arts and Leisure Weekend events will stream live in real time, MT., with descriptions provided by the Times:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
Don’t miss the bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and musician with 26 Grammy Awards to her credit. Interviewed by Dana Jennings.
6 – 7:15 PM
The Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee talks about his career on stage and screens both big and small, including IFC's "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," which he stars in and created, co-wrote and produced. Interviewed by David Itzkoff.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
“THE GOOD WIFE” CAST & CREATORS
See the hit TV show’s Emmy-winning star, Julianna Margulies, along with Christine Baranski, Josh Charles and the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King. Moderated by Patricia Cohen.
Hear the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (“The Thin Blue Line,” “The Fog of War”) and author of the new book “Believing Is Seeing.” Interviewed by George Kalogerakis.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
The award-winning actor and director is currently starring on stage in “Seminar” on Broadway and on film as Professor Severus Snape in the latest Harry Potter film. Interviewed by Patrick Healy.
The best-selling author of “Red Mist,” the 19th book in her crime series featuring Kay Scarpetta, talks about her work. Interviewed by Robert Lipsyte.
Don’t miss the celebrated composer and musician who has had an extraordinary impact on the musical and intellectual life of his times. Interviewed by Robin Pogrebin.
Hear the Oscar-nominated actor discuss his work on film, television and stage. Interviewed by David Carr.
Don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning musician, leader of the grunge movement and acclaimed singer-songwriter-lyricist. Interviewed by Jon Pareles.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
The “Dog Whisperer” discusses his philosophy of canine support and human training, at the start of his show’s new season. Moderated by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
Don’t miss the creative director, bon vivant and author of the new book “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.” Interviewed by Erik Piepenburg.
The award-winning actress has mastered the craft of creating compelling characters in each of her films, especially in two of this year's highly acclaimed hits, “Drive” opposite Ryan Gosling and “Shame” with Michael Fassbender. Interviewed by Charles McGrath.
The four-time Grammy Award-winning producer, chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member discusses his career and the music business. Interviewed by Stephen Holden.
KRISTEN WIIG & PAUL FEIG
The star of TV's "Saturday Night Live" and the film "Bridesmaids," which she co-wrote, joins the director of the hit movie to discuss collaborating on comedy. Interviewed by Melena Ryzik.
SETH ROGEN & WILL REISER
Hear how the collaborators on the award-winning film “50/50” found comedy in a real-life struggle with cancer. Interviewed by David Itzkoff.