David Wondrich reads two pieces from The New York Sun, "Seen on a Bridge Train: Seven Little Girls and a Man with a Very Large Jag" (1896) and "Louis’s Loaded Billy Goat: Togo Torpedoes Hobos who Libeled the Lunch" (1905) in front of Paul Strand’s Manahatta in the Shaping of New Visions exhibition, third-floor Photography Galleries.
After a brief career as a Shakespeare professor and a briefer one as a jazz critic for The Village Voice and The New York Times, David Wondrich fell into a job writing about drinks for Esquire magazine, an occupation he has happily persevered in ever since. Widely acknowledged as the world’s top authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft-cocktail movement, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in comparative literature) is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including Imbibe! (2007), the first cocktail book to win a James Beard award, and Punch, released in 2010 to wide acclaim.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook