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Monday, May 02, 2011
The (Tentatively Named) 92Y Culture Diet Q&A With Tom Feyer

We introduced the (Tentatively Named) 92Y Culture Diet Q&A on April 21 with Drew Dernavich, cartoonist at The New Yorker and FISTICUFFS! co-creator.

imageToday we have another for you with The New York Times Letters Editor Thomas Feyer. The 92Y Culture Diet Q&A asks the same 12 questions, focusing on the subjects media and culture consumption habits, with questions like “What are your favorite websites?”, “What magazines do you subscribe to?” and “What’s the last music purchase you made?”

Feyer with be here this Thursday, May 5, with The New York Times deputy editorial page editor Trish Hall. They’ll share secrets to writing opinion pieces that get published and discuss the effectiveness of opinion pieces in shaping policy and public opinion. See below for Feyer’s Q&A.

Where do you go for news when you start your day?

The New York Times, of course! First the web site, then the printed paper when it arrives at my house.

What are your favorite websites?

How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?

— Twitter, several times a day, every day.
— Facebook, a few times a week.
— LinkedIn, occasionally.

What book are you currently reading (or the last one you read)? Print or digital?

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain. E-book on my iPad2, which I bought this month.

What magazines do you subscribe to?

The New York Times Magazine, part of my NYT print subscription.

What are your current (or all time) favorite television shows?

I don’t watch much TV anymore, alas. Some CNN for news.

What’s the last movie you saw?

“The King’s Speech’’ or “True Grit’’

What’s the last performance (dance/opera/theater) you attended?

My 17-year-old son in concerts and plays.

What’s the last music purchase you made?

It’s been years, alas.

What radio shows or podcasts do you listen to?

WCBS NewsRadio 88, 107.1 (The Peak), New York Yankee games on WCBS.

What’s your favorite piece of art on display in your home?

My kids’ artwork.

Where do you go / what do you do to “disconnect”?

I read books.


Hear more from Feyer this Thursday, May 5 at 92Y.

And we are still looking for a permanent name for this Q&A Series. If you have any ideas, let us know!

Related Talks at 92Y: Robert Lane Greene: Is Our Language in Decline? on May 8 and Dr. Glenn Altschuler: Celebrity, Connectivity and the End of Communication in America on May 17.

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