Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Kodas launches his new book, High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed, concerning the allure, danger, and criminal element of attempting to climb Everest. Guests include New York Time’s ethicist Randy Cohen and mountaineering guide Rick Wilcox. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held [...]
George Dreyfus, Professor of Religion at Williams College and J. David Velleman, NYU Professor of Philosophy, discuss the Tibetan Buddhist concept of time, from a philosophical standpoint. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.
Veteran Broadway director Doug Hughes discusses his career and methods with Robert LuPone, the director of the New School for Drama. Hughes is the New School’s artist-in-residence for the 2007-8 academic year. This event was held at the New School.
On this day, Wim Hof — master of the Tibetan tantric practice of tumo, the ability to control the temperature of the body — broke his world record by staying immersed in an ice bath for one hour and 12 minutes. He was monitored by Dr. Kenneth Kamler, an expert in high-altitude medicine. Dr. Kamler [...]
The city’s most affluent 19th century barons commissioned its most accomplished architects, designers, and craftspeople to build and embellish their homes. Professor Mosette Broderick, director of the Architecture and Urban Design Program at New York University and author of a new monograph on architect Stanford White, will take us inside these now vanished landmarks, where [...]
John Ratey, associate clinical professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, discusses his book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. He is in conversation with Richard Wiese, journalist and explorer. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of [...]
How does Harlem function as a cultural capital? Bill T. Jones moderates the first of the Breaking Ground series, Harlem community dialogues. Bill T. Jones is the co-founder and artistic director of the Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants of the discussion include Kamilah Forbes, actor/producer; Dr. Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund President; Bill Perkins, [...]