Cultural Historian and Film Critic Neal Gabler

I’m a Dodger Fan Because of Sandy Koufax

Neal Gabler is a cultural historian and film critic, and the author of books including Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity (1994) and An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood (1988). Before taking part in a Zócalo/Getty panel discussion titled “Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People?” at The Getty Center, he spoke in the green room about his favorite films, what he said at his daughter’s wedding, and the time when Americans dreamed big.

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Yale Historian Joseph Manning

I Want to Be Worthy of Climbing the Himalayas

Joseph Manning is a Yale University professor of history and classics, specializing in Hellenistic history with particular focus on the legal and economic history of Ptolemaic Egypt. Before taking part …

Marketplace Reporter Scott Tong

My Cutoff Temperature for Riding My Bike Is 45 Degrees

Scott Tong is a sustainability reporter for public radio’s Marketplace. Before moderating a Zócalo/Getty Villa panel discussion titled “What Can the Ancient World Teach Us About Living Sustainably?” at the …

Princeton Political Scientist Melissa Lane

You Should Go to Scotland With Me Because I Always Have Perfect Weather

Melissa Lane is Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where she is also Director of the University Center for Human Values, and an associated faculty member in the Departments of …

Archaeologist Anabel Ford

I’d Like to Go Into a Maya House to See How They Lived

Anabel Ford is an archaeologist and Director of the MesoAmerican Research Center at the University of California Santa Barbara. She is best known for her rediscovery of the ancient Maya …

New York Times Economy Reporter Natalie Kitroeff

L.A. and New York Both Tug at My Heart

Natalie Kitroeff is an economy reporter for The New York Times and a former Los Angeles Times reporter. Before moderating a Zócalo/UCLA Anderson event titled “What Will Trump’s Trade Wars …