Art + Culture

BHS Presents “Person, Place, Thing” with Jonathan Ames 7/23

On Wednesday July 23rd, head over to the Brooklyn Historical Society to listen to Brooklyn resident and writer Jonathan Ames discuss his favorite “Person, Place, Thing” for Public Radio Exchange’s podcast. This 25-minute weekly podcast, hosted by Emmy-winning writer Randy Cohen, seeks to provoke intimate discussion by asking guests to discuss a person, a place, and a thing that are important to them. The concept behind the podcast is people reveal most about themselves when they talk about something they care about.

Jonathan Ames, a former Guggenheim fellow, is the author of several books including Wake Up Sir! and The Extra Man, creator of HBO’s Bored to Death, and a former columnist for the New York Press. His latest project is Blunt Talk, a new Starz sitcom starring Patrick Stewart set to air in 2015. In an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle, Ames revealed his topics for Wednesday: his 102 year old aunt and former Brooklyn resident, Russian baths on E. 10th Street in Manhattan, and his favorite novels by Brooklyn-born author Donald Westlake.

The discussion will begin at 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights). Admission is $5 and free for BHS and Green-Wood Cemetery members. To reserve tickets, click here.

If you love laughing, intellectual discussion, and/or Brooklyn, this will be an awesome way to spend a Wednesday night.