As an amber-violet sunset spread across a CinemaScope sky to the west of Manhattan, the House of SpeakEasy returned to City Winery for the inaugural show of its fall season. Almost three hundred guests gathered to listen, to laugh, to share, and to refill their glasses as six writers — Marcelo GleiserNatalie HaynesJohn GuareGary ShteyngartGail Sheehy, and Andrew Solomon — took to the stage to ponder this month’s theme, Inside the Lie. This month’s guest stars? Copernicus, RFK, Oedipus, Sophia Loren’s panties, an uncommon family set-up, a Bavarian porn star…

September 2014 | Gary Shteyngart

September 2014 | Natalie Haynes

September 2014 | Marcelo Gleiser

September 2014 | John Guare

Septmeber 2014 | Andrew Solomon

Septmeber 2014 | Waris Ahluwalia presents Tip of My Tongue

Septmeber 2014 | Gail Sheehy