There's a new summer and fall schedule for the free Public Square lecture series presented by Zócalo and co-sponsored by L.A. Observed. Next up, on July 6 at the Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium, are the husband and wife journalists Amy Wilentz and Nick Goldberg. She is the author and and former New Yorker correspondent in Jerusalem, he is op-ed editor of the Los Angeles Times and former Middle Eastern Bureau Chief for New York Newsday. They will compare notes and share their sometimes clashing perspectives on Iraq, Israel, September 11, and the chances of peace in the Middle East. The event is free, but seating is limited; a reception follows.
Also on the schedule:
August 10, Theater director Peter Sellars, interviewed by Sasha Anawalt, at California Plaza, www.grandperformances.org.
August 17, Willy Tsao, director of the Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Company, interviewed by Sasha Anawalt, at California Plaza, www.grandperformances.org.
August 24, El Show de Tonight! with guests Cheech Marin and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, hosted by Oscar Garza, at California Plaza, www.grandperformances.org.
September 7, Mexican social critic Carlos Monsivais, at Central Library.
September 28, El Show de Tonight! with guests television producer Jeff Valdez and music producer Gustavo Santaolalla, hosted by Oscar Garza, at California Plaza, www.grandperformances.org.
November 2, Mexican novelist Federico Campbell on the Future of Tijuana, at Central Library.
December 7, Poet D. J. Waldie, at Central Library.