Daily Archives: October 7, 2016

How drug companies helped drive the opioid crisis PBS NewsHour video

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The abuse of opioids has become a major public health concern; more than 28,000 people died by overdose in 2014. According to reporting by STAT News, drug companies downplayed the addictive effects of opioid drugs in the late 1990s, assuring doctors that they could be safely used for chronic pain and incentivised their use. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist David Armstrong.



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October 7-9, 2016 The New Yorker Festival

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Where ?

  1. Acura at SIR Stage37508 West 37th Street
  2. Directors Guild Theatre110 West 57th Street
  3. Mastercard Stages at SVA Theatres 1 and 2333 West 23rd Street
  4. Casa Neta40 East 20th Street
  5. Town Hall123 West 43rd Street
  6. Google New YorkChelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, 5th Floor
  7. Gramercy Theatre127 East 23rd Street
  8. The Covers Café at the 24th Street Loft148 West 24th Street
  9. The Frick Collection1 East 70th street

Book Signings

Throughout the weekend, New Yorker Festival participants will be signing books at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street.

Saturday, October 8th

12 NOON – Whit Stillman
1 P.M. – Louise Erdrich
2 P.M. – Mark Singer
4 P.M. – Tessa Hadley; Akhil Sharma

Sunday, October 9th

12 NOON – Jeffrey Toobin; Jane Mayer
1 P.M. – Hisham Matar; Gary Shteyngart
2 P.M. – Sean Wilentz

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