Jesse Sposato

At the Tribeca Film Festival: Directors of 'In God We Trust' on Eleanor Squillari, Madoff-scandal heroine:

In the film, Squillari’s involvement with the FBI is so thorough that I assumed her generous efforts were rewarded with some kind of paycheck. But Kubicek and Anderson confirmed that, in fact, she wasn’t paid for her work. “That’s part of why we have major respect for her, because it was not easy and it was not beneficial for her to do this. She did this anyway.”

Bio: Jesse Sposato is co-founder and editor of Sadie Magazine, an online counterculture publication geared towards young women. She is also a freelance writer and has written for publications such as xoJane, Thought Catalog, Wilder Quarterly, Bust, Jewcy, Useless magazine, and the New York Press (R.I.P.), among others. As well, Jesse plays the drums, and is currently involved in a recording collective called Love Tribe.

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At the Tribeca Film Festival: Directors of ‘In God We Trust’ on Eleanor Squillari, Madoff-scandal heroine

In the film, Squillari’s involvement with the FBI is so thorough that I assumed her generous efforts were rewarded with some kind of paycheck. But Kubicek and Anderson confirmed that, in fact, she wasn’t paid for her work. “That’s part of why we have major respect for her, because it was not easy and it was not beneficial for her to do this. She did this anyway.”

Apr. 29, 2013

 
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Matthew Weiner: ‘Mad Men’ has to end, because people try too hard to ‘perceive the machinery’

Moderator Caryn James asked the question early on in the night, directing it at Weiner, “Tell us about Betty’s transformation, physical and internal. Why did you put on that weight for her?” Weiner responded matter-of-factly, “Well, it was a creative solution to a real-life problem, that January was pregnant—and everything worked out great, she has a baby [laughs]—and we had to start shooting, so I had the choice between doing the laundry basket thing or really trying to deal with it, not trying to hide it.” So, an accident of the filming process? Not quite.

Apr. 29, 2013

 
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Richard Hell, and an old girlfriend bearing photos, at Bookmarc

At 6:00 on the dot, while the audience at Bookmarc was still trying to figure out if Richard Hell would be signing books or reading first, Hell firmly asked an employee to shut the music off so he could launch into his reading.

Mar. 22, 2013

 
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An evening of Betsey Johnson doing what Betsey Johnson does, and who’s to complain?

Betsey Johnson spoke with Fern Mallis at the 92Y about a life in fashion, her favorite ex-husband, a new reality show, and how to kick ass.

Jan. 17, 2013

 
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An oral history of Zebulon, the music club that stepped ‘over the doo-doo of hipster Williamsburg’

The owners, the musicians who played there, and the regulars who made it their second home tell the story of the Williamsburg music venue Zebulon, recently pushed out as the neighborhood alters.

Jan. 10, 2013

 
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Ken Burns and Sarah Burns, filmmakers behind ‘Central Park Five,’ discuss the film and their fight with the city over it

"How long do they have to go before they get their lives back?" asked Ken Burns, exasperated.

Nov. 23, 2012

 
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Lightning-rod writer Katie Roiphe talks about starting trouble and rethinking feminism

Writer Katie Roiphe, who has often been at the center of controversies for her work, discussed the troubles of being a troublemaker at the New York Public Library. 

Oct. 11, 2012

 
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West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols talks up his new memoir, and moving on

Damien Echols, of the West Memphis Three, discusses his new memoir, Life After Death, and the road to exoneration.

Sep. 19, 2012

 
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Respite, and a little roughhousing, on the opening weekend of McCarren Park Pool

The McCarren Park Pool, open at last, draws big crowds and a little trouble on its first weeekend

Jul. 2, 2012