Salon Presents: Scott Timberg in Conversation with Elizabeth Wurtzel

Scott Timberg’s debut work, Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, explores the repercussions of a faltering artist class priced out in a prohibitively expensive society. Join Timberg and Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose new book, Creatocracy, charts the history of the law’s relationship to the arts, for a discussion about the economic sustainability of the creative class. Moderated by editor Dave Daley.Scott Timberg, a former arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes on music and culture and contributes to Salon and the New York Times. Over the past six years he has been an award-winning freelance journalist, a blogger on West Coast culture, and an adjunct writing professor. He runs ArtsJournal’s Culture Crash blog and lives in Los Angeles.Elizabeth Wurtzel is the author of Prozac Nation, Bitch, and More, Now, Again. She was the pop music critic at New York Magazine and The New Yorker. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford American, The Guardian and many other publications. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, she is a lawyer at Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Elizabeth Wurtzel lives in Greenwich Village.