• WHAT: “COMEDY: BETTER THAN REALITY” Comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz will headline this year’s McLuhan Lecture, commemorating the Canadian media visionary who coined the phrase, “the medium is the message.” With a grain of salt, Borowitz dishes politics, media, and entertainment in his parody news column, The Borowitz Report (http://www.borowitzreport.com), and on CNN’s American Morning.

The event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. required: 212.596.1680 or email uppernorthside@international.gc.ca. The 2006 McLuhan Lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Greene Street).

The Marshall McLuhan Lecture is presented by NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Culture and Communication, the Consulate General of Canada, and the McLuhan family.

  • WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: CANTOR FILM CENTER, New York University, 36 East 8th St (between University Place and Greene Street) By Subway: A,C,E, B,D,F,V to West 4th St. or N, R,W to 8th St.
  • MORE: Previous McLuhan lecturers include visual artist and musician David Byrne; prize-winning Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan; Harper’s Magazine editor Lewis P. Lapham; author Tom Wolfe; feminist author Camille Paglia; former California Governor Jerry Brown; and high-tech inventor Alan Kay.

The public should R.S.V.P. to 212.596.1680 or email uppernorthside@international.gc.ca

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Jennifer Zwiebel, 212.998.6797 or jennifer.zwiebel@nyu.edu.

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