Reason Speakeasy: Nick Gillespie with Kat Rosenfield

  • February 6, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviews Kat Rosenfield on Cancel Culture, Mystery Novels, and more

About this event

Join Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie for a live taping of The Reason Interview podcast on Monday, February 6 at New York’s Blue Building theater.

Doors open at 6pm, interview starts at 7pm sharp, program ends at 8.30pm. Reception before and after.

The Reason Speakeasy is a monthly, unscripted conversation with outspoken defenders of free thinking and heterodoxy in an age of cancel culture and thought police.

Nick will interview Edgar Award-nominated mystery writer and Reason contributor Kat Rosenfield, whose new novel is You Must Remember This, a Knives Out-style, Gothic whodunnit that is impossible to put down. We’ll talk about the persistent appeal of the mystery genre, her collaboration with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, and how gender politics play out in both fiction and the publishing world. 

Kat is one of the most fearless and interesting cultural critics at work today and we’ll also talk about Kat’s recent essay and video in Reason, “Stop Spazzing Out About ‘Spaz’: Social media, streaming, and a new era of digital self-censorship,” which looks at the troubling ways in which artists are internalizing the values of cancel culture. And we’ll discuss her provocative essay on cultural appropriation for Unherd, “Is It Racist To Like Big Butts?

It’s going to be a great evening of conversation and camaraderie. We’ll have beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers available before and after the event, so there will be plenty of time to talk about drug policy–and anything else that’s on your mind.


Monday, February 6, 2023

6:00 to 8:30 PM


Blue Building

222 East 46th Street

New York, NY 10017

Tickets can be purchased here.