Since his famous conversation in the film My Dinner with Andre, Wallace Shawn has never shied away from a thought-provoking topic. On Thursday, March 8, Barnard College welcomed the celebrated playwright, essayist, and actor to ponder some of the most intriguing issues of our day—from social injustice to the nature of capitalism, from the role of privilege to the purpose of art. Shawn read from his latest collection, Essays (Haymarket Books, 2010).