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Feeding the 'Hunger for Education'

Michael Gallaspy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
Michael Gallaspy

In August of 2013, I arrived in a small Liberian village deep in the forest near the border with Sierra Leone, where I was sent by the Peace Corps to teach high school. The hunger for education I witnessed there was astounding.

Why #GivingTuesday Matters, Globally -- and Personally

Asha Curran | Posted 11.02.2016 | Impact
Asha Curran

We created #GivingTuesday as a day to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days that are lucrative for the retail sector. Could we, we wondered, help to create the same kind of energy and activity for the social sector, with the same concrete financial benefit?

Iman Opens Up About Deeply Upsetting Career Moment

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style

Supermodel icon Iman took the stage at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday for "Fashion Icons," a 90-minute moderated interview where virtually no topic is o...

Is Angel Investing Poised to Be Disrupted?

Ellevate | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women

Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, often gets asked why she started her company. She had grown a network of women social entrepreneurs in New York City in 2008 from a six-woman network to 1,200 within two years. And throughout, she kept hearing from them how hard it was to secure funding for their ventures.

Public Relations Expert Shares How to Communicate More Effectively

Ellevate | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women

Public relations expert Jennefer Witter has something to say to women in business about the language that we use. As the founder and CEO of The Boreland Group, a public relations agency in New York City, and the author of The Little Book of Big PR, Witter speaks with authority on communications.

Women Who Lead: Debunking Misconceptions About Women and Money -- With Amanda Steinberg

Ellevate | Posted 07.23.2016 | Women

By: Christine Condon Amanda Steinberg, personal finance expert and the founder and CEO of, a financial media company, has always been ...

On the Culture Front: Better Call Saul, Constellations, Tijuana Picnic, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Last night, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean took the stage at the 92nd Street Y to talk with moderator about the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." I interviewed Banks the previous day for the Washington Post and avoiding spoilers felt like dodging carefully planted land mines in a desert war zone.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Her Brother's Death

Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment

Chelsea Handler spoke with Ronan Farrow at 92Y on Tuesday night to support her book, "Uganda Be Kidding Me," and the conversation took a more serious ...

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

Rock Legend Reconsidering Israel Boycott

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters made headlines last month by calling for a boycott of Israel, saying he has urged other musicians to boycott the country in ...

Ross Luippold

Meyers Talks 'SNL' Future | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy

Last week, Tina Fey told HuffPost that when Lorne Michaels retires, "Saturday Night Live" should end. On Monday night during a discussion with New Yo...

WATCH: Al Gore's Dig At Fox News

Posted 02.01.2013 | Media

Al Gore appeared in conversation with "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose at New York City's 92Y Thursday night and had some harsh words to say about...

Trashed Examines Global Waste

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

Candida Brady, director of Trashed made the film because waste "is a huge universal problem, affecting us all and needing all of our attention -- now."

Jane Monheit Stuns At 92Y

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
Rebecca Shapiro

The masterful Jane Monheit performed with violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor Saturday night at New York City's 92Y.

Every Voice Matters

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

He doesn't run a large company, lead a government agency or record the music he so loves on a major label. But 8-year-old J.D. Malkin has quite a voice.

Damon Root: On the Conservative vs. Libertarian Take on the Constitution

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As we inch closer to September's 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Reason Magazine's Senior Editor, Damon Root, describes the modern day battle developing around our nation's law of the land: between conservatives and libertarians.

David Axelrod: On Passing Health Care

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

During the conversation, Axelrod revealed a personal moment linked to the passing of the health care law, when overcome by emotion, he found himself "having a big cry" in front of President Obama.

Nora Ephron on Her Generation

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
92nd Street Y

We're remembering with gratitude the fifteen times Nora Ephron graced the 92Y stage. She talked about filmmaking, writing, women, aging, politics, AIDS, the differences between men and women and much more.

Scott Blakeman: A Lighter Look at the U.S. Constitution

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In this 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution year, political comedian Scott Blakeman takes a lighter look at our countries guiding document, finding that comedians and the constitution have one major thing in common--optimism.

WATCH: Amy Poehler's Make-Out Jams

Posted 08.26.2012 | Comedy

June 15, "Parks & Rec" star and all-around funny lady Amy Poehler sat down at New York's 92nd Street Y for an on-stage interview with critic Caryn Jam...

Brenna Cammeron

Sandra Fluke: 'I Want Women To See This As An Empowering Moment' | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

For Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who unwittingly stepped into the national spotlight when she argued the case for contraception...

Dion DiMucci in Conversation With Steven Van Zandt at the 92nd Street Y

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Just imagine you're sitting in your own living room and it's nice and cozy and quiet, and across from you in two comfy chairs are Dion DiMucci and Steven Van Zandt talking, for 90 minutes, about Dion's long and amazing career.

Meredith Vieira: 'I Didn't Ever Intend To Be A Journalist'

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Fifty

"I didn't ever intend to be a journalist," Meredith Vieira told a New York City audience during a sit-down interview for 92Y's Ruth Stanton Illustriou...

Say Hey to Hashtags and Handles

Susan Sawyers | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Sawyers

Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.