New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott

The Artistic Capture of Reality Is the Most Beautiful Thing

A.O. Scott has been a film critic at The New York Times for nearly twenty years and is the author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. He is also a professor at the College of Film and the Moving Image at Wesleyan University. Prior to taking part in a Zócalo/Getty panel titled “Did Truth Ever Matter?” at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, he spoke in the green room about Bucharest, Romania; his favorite subway line; and the film scene that should …

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UCLA Professor of Law Jon D. Michaels | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UCLA Law Professor Jon D. Michaels

I’m a Sucker for the Musical 1776

Jon D. Michaels is professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and author of Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic. Before joining a Zócalo Public Square/UCLA …

Wake Forest Political Scientist Katy Harriger | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Wake Forest Political Scientist Katy Harriger

The Hardest Job I Ever Had Was Cleaning Hotel Rooms When I Was in College

Katy Harriger is a professor in the department of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University and the author of The Special Prosecutor in American Politics. Her research interests …

Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Lisa Sasaki | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Lisa Sasaki

It’s Not Every Day That You Can Go Into Work With People Who Work in Air and Space, and Natural History, and American Art

Lisa Sasaki is the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Previously she was the director of the Audience and Civic Engagement Center at the Oakland Museum of California …