Anita is over her life in New York: her dead-end job, tiny studio apartment, self-obsessed friends, and overbearing mom. So she moves west to Los Angeles in search of a new career, enlightenment, and that nebulous target…wellness. She discovers an elite workout class called the Goddess Effect, run by a lifestyle guru named Venus who’s the very definition of #goals. But slowly Anita is awakening to a terrifying epiphany: the Goddess Effect isn’t quite what it seems, and it may turn her world―and that of everyone around her―upside down.
Ryan Britt discusses his new Star Trek history book — Phasers On Stun! — with one of the beloved stars of Star Trek; Chase Masterson of Deep Space Nine fame. Chase and Ryan will talk about the twists and turns that have made Star Trek endure for 56 years, the current state of the franchise, why the ’90s were so great, and all the positive ways that Star Trek has indeed changed the world; from diversity in NASA to saving endangered species, to queer representation in science fiction and beyond.
Book Launch: Down and Out in Paradise - The Life of Anthony Bourdain by Charles Leerhsen in conversation with Julie Scelfo
POWERHOUSE Arena was proud to have hosted Anthony Bourdain many times, and this October we present DOWN AND OUT IN PARADISE – the first book to tell the true and full Anthony Bourdain story, relating the highs and lows of an extraordinary life.
powerHouse Book Launch at Gleason's Gym: Mike Tyson Photographs by Lori Grinker with Larry Fink and Gleason's Bruce Silverglade
Lori Grinker unveils a collection of never-before-seen photographs from the 1980s and 1990s, showcasing a very little- known side of the boxing superstar at his prime—in and out of the ring.
An intimate, coming-of-age memoir by legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers, detailing his experiences as a young, queer Mexican-American in 1970s Los Angeles through his rise in the glam rock and punk rock scenes.
A sweeping case that a new age of economic localization will reunite place and prosperity, putting an end to the last half century of globalization—by one of the preeminent economic journalists writing today
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, Thomas Friedman, in The World Is Flat, declared globalization the new economic order. But the reign of globalization as we’ve known it is over, argues Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst Rana Foroohar, and the rise of local, regional, and homegrown business is now at hand.
Book Launch: How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex by Samantha Cole, Moderated by Liara Roux
Join author Samantha Cole as she talks about her new book along with fellow author Liara Roux.
ARCHWAY EDITIONS presents NDA: An Autofiction Anthology Book Launch featuring David Fishkind, Rindon Johnson, Darina Sikmashvilli, Aristilde Kirby and more
From POWERHOUSE Arena’s homegrown imprint Archway Editions comes an exciting new anthology of autofiction edited by Caitlin Forst and featuring a wide range of today’s best writers, both established and up-and-coming.
Photos courtesy Qian Julie WangOfficial U.S. Book Launch: Baggage by Alan Cumming in conversation with Ari Shapiro
Fall Lit Camp “Class Act” w/ Jerry Craft