The New York Times Announces the Third Annual Sunday with The Magazine May 4

Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:39pm EDT

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Political Authors Christopher Hitchens, Noah Feldman and Mark Lilla;
                Best-Selling Author Michael Pollan; and
      Bravo TV's President Lauren Zalaznick with 'Project Runway'
        Fashion Guru Tim Gunn and 'Top Chef' Judge Gail Simmons
                        are Scheduled to Appear
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
The New York Times announced today the third annual Sunday with
The Magazine, a daylong series of unique TimesTalks between editors
and writers from The New York Times magazines and some of today's most
fascinating talents and thinkers. The event will take place on May 4
at TheTimesCenter, The Times's performance venue in its new
headquarters in Times Square. For more information or to purchase
tickets, which are $27 for each TimesTalk, please visit

   The magazines of The New York Times, including The Times Magazine,
PLAY and T, cover important social, cultural, political, sports and
style topics. Among this year's guests currently scheduled to appear
are best-selling author Michael Pollan; political and religious
authors Christopher Hitchens, Noah Feldman and Mark Lilla; and Bravo
TV's president Lauren Zalaznick, with fashion guru Tim Gunn and "Top
Chef" judge Gail Simmons.

   "We're delighted that Sunday with The Magazine has become one of
our signature events," said Alyse Myers, vice president, brand
programs, The New York Times. "This is an exciting way to bring our
Magazine to life and to highlight the extraordinary talent of our
writers as they interview some of the most interesting people of our

   To date, scheduled TimesTalks include:

   10 - 11:15 a.m.

   The Way We Eat

   Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati talks with Michael Pollan,
best-selling author of "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" and
"The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," about
America's national eating disorder and the dysfunction of the
industrial food complex.

   12 - 1:15 p.m.

   The Way We Believe

   Religion's role in today's politics comes under scrutiny by James
Traub, Times Magazine contributing writer and author of "The Best
Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power";
Christopher Hitchens, author of "God Is Not Great: How Religion
Poisons Everything"; Noah Feldman, author of "Divided by God:
America's Church-State Problem - and What We Should Do about It"; and
Mark Lilla, author of "The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the
Modern West."

   2 - 3:15 p.m.

   The Way We Watch

   Bravo TV's president Lauren Zalaznick, "Project Runway" fashion
guru Tim Gunn and "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons talk with The
Magazine's media columnist, Virginia Heffernan, about the brave new
world of television programming.

   Compelling conversations about such topics as How We Vote, What We
Wear and How We Play are forthcoming. For an up-to-date schedule,
please visit

   This year's lead sponsor for Sunday with The Magazine is the
American Chemistry Council and WNBC-TV is the media sponsor.

   The New York Times Magazine ranked second in advertising pages for
2007, according to The Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). The
Magazine is distributed in the Sunday New York Times. The Times
reached 20.4 million unduplicated readers in the United States in
February 2008 via the weekday and Sunday newspaper, and also via (sources: Nielsen Online @Plan Spring 2008; Nielsen Online
NetView, US Home and Work, February 2008; and MRI Fall 2007).

   About The New York Times Company

   The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2007
revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily
newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company's core purpose is to enhance
society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news,
information and entertainment.

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For The New York Times Company
Pat Eisemann, 212-556-8719
Brett Oberman, 212-764-7900

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