AitN: June 1, 2020

Julie Satow ’96, SIPA’01, author of The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel, is participating in an online conversation with author Michael Gross to “discuss her in-depth research, the stories she uncovered — and the possible future of New York’s most iconic hotel.” The free event will be on June 4.

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet ’94 as Betty Broderick

courtesy USA Network

Amanda Peet ’94 stars in Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story as Betty Broderick, a woman who kills her ex-husband and his second wife. The mini-series, which airs on USA Network, will debut on Tuesday, June 2. An AV Club May 25 review says, “Amanda Peet doesn’t portray Betty as much as she embodies her. It’s an astonishing performance: so painful at times that it’s difficult to witness — yet so compelling, it’s impossible to look away.”

On May 29, The New York Times published playwright Tony Kushner ’78’s opinion piece “Larry Kramer Spoke the Truths We Needed to Hear.” In the article, Kushner examines his sometimes-complicated friendship with author and AIDS activist Kramer, who passed away on May 27, 2020.

Chef and James Beard Award winner Ann Kim ’95 is featured in the June 2020 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine in the “Good Living Tastemaker” section. In the online slideshow, Kim shares “a few of her favorite things, from kitchen to beauty staples,” such as her preferred apron and whiskey brands.

The New York Times has created a section, “Notes from Our Homes to Yours,” in which its staff contributes “suggestions, lists, distractions and quarantine diaries” about what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic Correspondent Nellie Bowles ’10 wrote “Where I moved after coronavirus,” in which she describes her habit of looking at Google Maps and Zillow and imagining life somewhere else.

On May 20, The New York Times ran Sarah Maslin Nir ’08, JRN’10’s article “They Beat the Virus. Now They Feel Like Outcasts.” The piece describes how some people who have recovered from COVID-19 are facing stigma and fear in their communities.