JUST A BREEZY FUN DINNER PARTY DREAM LIST
Inspired by @jon
- •Meryl StreepAn incandescent actor. Amazing range and subtlety.
- •Stephen KingMistakenly dismissed as just a genre writer. For a sense of the man's accomplishments or just to learn how to wade into King's vast catalogue, check out James Smythe's series, "Re-reading Stephen King," in UK paper, The Guardian.
- •Roger AngellWrote his first column for the New Yorker in 1944(!) and his writing still startles and amazes me. His 2015 New Yorker column, "This Old Man," is the most poignant piece of writing about getting old that I've ever read.
- •Jon StewartI love Colbert, Oliver, Samantha Bee. But Jon Stewart was the first and he was the best.
- •Steve MartinTrailblazing comedian, actor, novelist, art collector, banjo player, and for the first time at 67, a father. So much to talk about.
- •Mary-Louise ParkerSitting next to me.
- •Kareem-Abdul JabbarYou need at least one boyhood hero at the table. Sky hook was a thing of majesty. Never afraid to be unpopular, Kareem is still a giant as a thought leader and writer.
- •Ruth Bader GinsburgAt 83, she's small and a bit frail, and is a cancer survivor. But RBG was every bit Scalia's equal, and remains a powerful and essential voice on the Supreme Court.
- •Tina FeyWho wouldn't want Tina Fey at their dinner party?
- •Lin-Manuel MirandaWho could have imagined it, let alone had the imagination, talent, and sheer determination to pull it off?