New York City will play host to a variety of pop culture panels and events from May 21 - 22

By Saryn Chorney
Updated May 17, 2016 08:30 PM
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We know, we know: Music festivals have become such the trendy thing. Coachella. Lollapalooza. Governors Ball. Firefly. Bonnaroo. Jazz Fest. Sasquatch … It goes on and on and it’s a little exhausting, right?

But it doesn’t have to be! You could skip the flower crowns, outfit set lists and camping out and instead do a different, somewhat more intellectually stimulating weekend celebration of art, animation, movies, television, comedy, books and podcasts – with a few cool musical acts thrown in for good measure.

That’s where New York Magazine and’s Third Annual Vulture Festival comes in. From May 21-22, Milk Studios and a handful of other New York City venues will host a variety of panels and events that offer a little something for everyone on the pop culture spectrum.

In addition to the TV queens mentioned in the headline – Poehler will be part of a Difficult People table read, Rhimes and Ritter are featured speakers – other exciting talent includes Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, Aisha Tyler, Rachel Bloom and David Chase, as well as the casts of Mr. Robot, UnREAL, Happy Endings (a reunion!) and Younger.

We also just got word that Friends favorite and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson star David Schwimmer will give a first look at his new AMC show Feed the Beast. Meanwhile, another ’90s throwback crush Ethan Hawke will discuss his prolific career over the past three decades, including his many recent film and book projects. To see Vult Fest’s full line-up and to purchase tickets, go to now.