On Tuesday at New York’s Town Hall, the New York Review of Books gathered some of the people behind the names (Joan Didion, Michael Chabon, Mark Danner, Darryl Pinckney) that appear in its pages to celebrate the publications 50th anniversary. Martin Scorcese was apparently on hand as well.
On Monday evening, at a small private party commemorating the magazine’s 50th anniversary, held in its Greenwich Village offices, Mr. Scorsese, accompanied by a film crew of about a half dozen, interviewed various current and former writers and dropped boom mikes into clusters of casual cocktail chat. A crew will also be filming an event at Town Hall on Tuesday night featuring Joan Didion, Michael Chabon, Daniel Mendelsohn, John Banville and other longtime contributors, as well as the magazine’s editor and co-founder, Robert Silvers.
“The party last night and the event this evening are being documented for possible future use to commemorate our 50th anniversary,” Rea Hederman, the magazine’s publisher, said in an email. “Martin Scorsese, a longstanding reader and admirer of the Review, is lending his time and energy to the project.” Mr. Scorsese’s publicist did not respond to a request for comment.
Here is the Fresh Air interview with Robert Silvers.
Image above of Bob Silvers and the late Barbara Epstein