Philip Galanes writes the Social Q’s and Table for Three columns for the New York Times.
He is also an entertainment attorney in private practice and novelist. Born and raised in New England, Galanes earned degrees from Yale College and Yale Law School. He represents clients in film, theater, television and fine art. Galanes has also published two novels: “Father’s Day” and “Emma’s Table.” The former was praised by the Los Angeles Times as “heartbreaking and brilliantly funny.” “Emma’s Table” was lauded by USA Today for “characters that cook with spice and comedy, a bittersweet tale of modern urban existence.” In 2008 Galanes began responding to readers’ sticky social situations in Social Q’s, a weekly column that quickly became a popular staple. In 2013 he began writing Table for Three, a monthly column that pairs culturally significant figures for meals and candid conversation.