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Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival

This weekend, TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, brought together an iconic group of creative and influential voices for the first TimesTalks Festival, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the prominent TimesTalks series.

The series' conversational format was highlighted by a special surprise from Grace Jones, a spirited discussion on the gender revolution with Katie Couric, a pre-release screening of Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, and live versions of popular New York Times columns.

At TheTimesCenter, festival attendees enjoyed curated hospitality offerings from theSmorgasburg Food Hall, a Strand Bookstore pop up, the Design Within Reach Lounge, and a collection of artworks by artists Sarah Meyohas and Andrew Kuo, commissioned by Absolut Art.

All videos from TimesTalks Festival can be watched here.

Festival participants included Margaret Atwood, Sen. Susan Collins, Katie Couric, Sen. Joni Ernst, Joel Fields, Nan Goldin, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Glenda Jackson, Grace Jones, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Laurie Metcalf, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Hamdi Ulukaya, Denzel Washington, and George C. Wolfe.

The New York Times contributors included Michael Barbaro, Katie Benner, Frank Bruni, Sopan Deb, Philip Galanes, David Gelles, Maggie Haberman, Tina Jordan, Mark Mazzetti, Ben Sisario, Jennifer Steinhauer and Megan Twohey

Photo Credit: Griffin Lipson / BFA. Courtesy Of Timestalks.

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Melena Ryzik, Grace Jones

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Megan Twohey, Katie Couric

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Katie Benner, Nan Goldin, Dr. Andrew Kolodny

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Mark Mazzetti, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joel Fields

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Ben Sisario, Pentatonix

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Jennifer Steinhauer, Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Denzel Washington

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Tina Jordan, Margaret Atwood

Photos: Grace Jones, Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Denzel Washington and More Come to TIMESTALKS Festival
Philip Galanes, Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf


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