Staff pick: A.O. Scott and Stephen Trask at OSU

Scott, chief NYT film critic, and Trask, co-author of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' will participate in 'Gimme Some Truth: A Conversation about Art, Criticism and the State of the World'

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
A.O. Scott & Stephen Trask

Update on Wednesday, April 13: This event is now canceled due to illness.

On Friday, April 15, New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott will discuss film, music and criticism in the public sphere with Stephen Trask, co-author of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which garnered Trask a Tony Award and three Grammy nominations.

The lecture, titled "Gimme Some Truth: A Conversation about Art, Criticism and the State of the World," begins at 4 p.m. at the Wexner Center's Film/Video Theatre, followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to attend with registration (in-person seating is limited), and a virtual option will also be offered. More details here.

The talk marks the second annual Christian Zacher Humanities Lecture, which is sponsored by Ohio State's College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Collaboratory. According to OSU, the event "is in honor of Chris Zacher, the Humanities Institute’s founding director and ongoing inspiration, and the topic is one about which he was always passionate: the role of the humanities and the arts in shaping a better future for a troubled world."