The rise of social media has led to an increased appetite for new and more intimate ways of storytelling. The New York Times' column “Modern Love" has documented this movement, publishing over 700 personal narratives over the past 15 years about relationships of all kinds.
As editor of the column, Daniel Jones reads over 100 submissions a day that range from euphoric exclamations of love to harrowing experiences of loss. Jones has overseen the broad success of “Modern Love,” which first grew into a popular podcast and is now reaching new heights as an upcoming series on Amazon Prime Video. “Modern Love” moves beyond the stereotypical boy meets girl tropes of the romance genre and looks toward complicating the way we think of love today. The series will bring eight of the most compelling essays to life, one story per episode, with a stellar cast that includes stars Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel and Tina Fey.
Join us at INFORUM for an exciting screening of the first episode of the new “Modern Love” series followed by a discussion about the ways in which modern love can keep us together—and drive us apart.
In collaboration with The New York Times
Jones photo by Phoebe Jones
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program