Seth pens the Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times. A graduate of Yale and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Seth began freelancing for the Times while working for the city of New York. He eventually gave up his day job to devote himself full time to writing for the Times where he covered the Bronx, wrote the Weekend in New York column in the Travel section, and ultimately took over the Frugal Traveler column in June 2010. Along the way, Seth co-authored "Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs", contributed to Time Out New York, Wallpaper, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine and the Washington Post. He also taught a journalism course at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In October 2014, Seth will be debuting a “how to” video series in Portuguese, for Brazilians visiting New York City.
Foster Hirsch, Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, is the author of 16 books on film and theater. Among his titles are LOVE, SEX, DEATH, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE: THE FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN; A METHOD TO THEIR MADNESS: THE HISTORY OF THE ACTORS STUDIO; and THE DARK SIDE OF THE SCREEN: FILM NOIR. Professor Hirsch is now at work on a history of Hollywood in the 1950s. He is a frequent host/moderator/interviewer at numerous venues, including the National Arts Club, the American Cinematheque, the Film Forum, the Loews Jersey, and the Harvard Club. He has lectured on film in Germany, Israel, India, China, Dubai, England, France, New Zealand, Italy, and Finland.