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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Jon Baskin

Instructor and Associate Director, Creative Publishing And Critical Journalism, The New School For Social Research
Jon Baskin is Instructor and Associate Director for the M.A. Program in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (CPCJ) at The New School for Social Research. He is also a founding editor of The Point, a thrice-yearly magazine of philosophical essays and criticism. His first book, Ordinary Unhappiness: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace, will be published by Stanford Press in August 2019.

Baskin is the author of several reviews and essays on film, literature, and politics for national magazines including The Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Chronicle Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Besides being a freelance writer, he has served as an editorial assistant at a book publishing company, and a fact checker and intern at several magazines including The Atlantic, Popular Science, and Fast Company.

In 2016, he earned his PhD in Social Thought from the University of Chicago, where he focused on the intersection between literature and philosophy. He is a Chicago native, and graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a degree in English and History.