New Yorker theater critic and author Hilton Als will speak at The New School Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The talk is part of a series of events at the school that explore writing, democracy, music and cultural criticism. Tickets will cost the general public $5 each and can be purchased to the door, by calling (212) 229-5488 or by emailing The event on the second floor of 55 W. 13th St. is free for New School students, faculty, staff and alumni.