The Twentieth

Guest List Richard Nash: “a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media,” according to his website biography. Mr. Nash works in developing a number of start-ups, primarily in digital media. Additionally, he is an award-winning independent publisher who once ran Soft Skull Press. His short book, What is the Business of Literature?, offers a thorough …

The Nineteenth

Guest List: Mayor Pete Muldoon: the mayor of Jackson, Wyoming, who decided to replace the portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence with a picture of a Native American chief in the town hall, according to a Huff Post article. In a statement, Mayor Muldoon explains that it is a decision out of …

The Eighteenth

Guest List Myrna Beth Haskell: a co-founder and the managing editor for Sanctuary, a community-oriented publication designed to be a "retreat" for female readers. It highlights and celebrates the work of poets, painters, photographers, and others to encourage a reading experience centered around serenity and inspiration. Jon Ososki: an electronic music artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer featured as …

The Seventeenth

Guest List Barbara Rank: a constituent of Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) who wrote a letter to her local newspaper in response to some comments he made at Moa recent town hall. The congressman spoke about how the Affordable Care Act had "crazy regulations... such as a 62-year-old male having to have pregnancy insurance," according to …

The Sixteenth

Guest List Gabriel Romero: an 11-year-old ballet dancer who remains steadfast about his passion for dancing as the only boy ballet dancer among dozens of girls. In a recent 60 Second Docs video, Mr. Romero speaks articulately about what it means to dance without worrying about what others think. Shamsia Hassani: an award-winning street artist in …

The Fifteenth

Guest List Julián Ríos Cantú: an 18-year-old student from Mexico who, with three of his friends, designed a bra that records conditions of the wearer's breasts using sensors. After his mother nearly died of breast cancer, Mr. Ríos Cantú and his friends invented the bra which is called "Eva." It is not yet certified for use but …

The Fourteenth

Guest List Maureen McMurray: an executive producer for New Hampshire Public Radio and the editorial director for Civic 101, a podcast which provides explanations about various topics within the large sphere of civics: "institutions, mechanisms, and concepts that make up the United States," according to an article on Local News Lab. The article includes Ms. McMurray's explanation for the …

The Thirteenth

Guest List John Koenig: a freelance video editor, voice actor, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, director, and writer. Mr. Koenig is the creator of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, an online dictionary consisting of invented words. He creates neologisms to represent human emotions for which terms do not yet exist such as “sonder,” “the realization that …

The Twelfth

Guest List Maggie Haberman: a New York Times journalist recently featured on the NPR radio show Fresh Air. Ms. Haberman has followed Donald Trump since the early 2000s. In her Fresh Air segment, she presents a distinct perspective of his White House, in which Trump is depicted as "a homebody who hates interpersonal conflict." Alison MacLeod: an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her …

The First

"Hypothetical Dinner Parties" is a blog which proposes imaginary scenarios of intriguing people interacting. Each post consists of a list of guests. The guests are be selected by their role and coverage in the media. The goal of "Hypothetical Dinner Parties" is to allow readers to envision encounters of extraordinary individuals. My dream is to one …