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Quality, Taste, and Style: An Evening with Tim Gunn

Quality, Taste, and Style: An Evening with Tim Gunn

One of the hottest reality shows, Project Runway, introduced the world to the suave and unflappable Tim Gunn, former chair of the Fashion Design department at Parsons School for Design. Gunn discusses how the show became an overnight success. This consummate multi-tasker managed to show up every week as the star of two television shows, [...]

Posted: Sep 27th, 2010 | Comments: 2
Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, we witnessed the historic campaign of the country’s first viable female presidential candidate. Yet, women in elected office hold only sixteen seats in the U.S. Senate and seventy-one in the U.S. House of [...]

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010 | Comments: 3
Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is the author most recently of Two Marriages. He has written eleven books, including a trio of essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre , and Portrait of My Body; a book of film criticism, Totally Tenderly Tragically; a book about teaching, Being With Children; and Getting Personal: Selected Writings of Phillip Lopate. [...]

Posted: Jul 9th, 2010 | Comments: 2
Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

In the aftermath of Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom, Paul Spyros Sarbanes, former Senator from Maryland, broke the deregulation mold and passed one of the most significant corporate reform bills since the early days of the New Deal, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Senator Sarbanes will describe how he overcame the influence of an “inside the [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 2
The Time is Now: An Equity Agenda to End Poverty

The Time is Now: An Equity Agenda to End Poverty

With a new administration, now is the time for the United States to address its seemingly intractable problem of poverty. But to accomplish this, we need a new understanding of how the federal government can help all people participate and prosper in healthy, affordable communities. Rather than continuing to tackle separately the underlying issues of [...]

Posted: Dec 4th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Catherine Sullivan: Public Art Fund Talks

Catherine Sullivan: Public Art Fund Talks

Catherine Sullivan’s work oscillates between the uncanny and camp, eliciting a profound critique of “acceptable” behavior in today’s media-saturated society. Her anxiety inducing films and live performances reveal the degree to which everyday gestures and emotional states are scripted and performed, probing the border between innate and learned behavior. Join Catherine Sullivan as she discusses [...]

Posted: Nov 19th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

The goals of art history differ from the goals of art criticism. Professor Linda Nochlin, art historian and Professor of Modern Art at New York University, addresses these differences. Her recent publications include Women in the 19th Century: Categories and Contradictions (1997), and Representing Women (1999).This event was cosponsored by the Vera List Center for [...]

Posted: Nov 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

While liberals continue to believe in the free market, conservatives have abandoned it all together. If conservatives no longer take free markets seriously, why should liberals? Why keep liberal thought in the straitjacket of pay-as-you-go, of assigning inflation control to the Federal Reserve, of attempting to “make markets work”? Why not build a new economic [...]

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Food Writing Forum: Edible Manhattan

Food Writing Forum: Edible Manhattan

From the Upper East Side to the East Village, Manhattan seems to have infinite choices of where to eat. Edible Manhattan is a new quarterly magazine that investigates this diverse food culture—more investigative journalism than food porn, more historical profile than restaurant gossip. Luis Jaramillo, associate chair of The New School Writing Program, moderates a [...]

Posted: Oct 16th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

In the late 18th century, political economist Adam Smith predicted there would eventually be equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. He described the possibility that China would become a non-capitalist market economy. Giovanni Arrighi, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discusses his most recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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