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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
Where Does Life Begin?

Where Does Life Begin?

Together artist and astrobiologist construct an organism and a conversation using ZOOB, a building toy designed by Michael Joaquin Grey and inspired by biological and social networks. For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 0
What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

Writer Stephen Batchelor + neurophilosopher Owen Flanagan The author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist argues that the Buddha was a radical innovator. What is it in our brains that makes some of us upend tradition and most of us follow the herd? Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and exhibits. Recorded [...]

Posted: Apr 14th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Worse than War

Worse than War

Next week we present a lecture by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of “Worse than War” and writer of the upcoming PBS series of the same name.

Posted: Mar 30th, 2010 | Comments: 8
Red Book Dialogues: Matthew Weiner

Red Book Dialogues: Matthew Weiner

In the spirit of RMA’s exhibition The Red Book of C.G. Jung, personalities from many different walks of life will be paired on stage with a psychoanalyst and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation.  This week features Matthew Weiner and Morgan Stebbins. About [...]

Posted: Feb 10th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Caroline Alexander – The War That Killed Achilles

Caroline Alexander – The War That Killed Achilles

The story of the Trojan War is immortalized in Homer’s epic of epic poems, The Iliad and brought to life in Caroline Alexander’s The War That Killed Achilles – a work that Ken Burns calls “a triumph.” Through the hero Achilles, The Iliad draws on the true nature of what it means to be a [...]

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2009 | Comments: 1
Commentary: The Author Series / The War That Killed Achilles

Commentary: The Author Series / The War That Killed Achilles

Sara Elliott Holliday, The New York Society Library THIRTEEN and The New York Society Library have four to six Author Series events a year since 1997. The lectures are created with the Patrons of these two instutions in mind, cultivating a large base of literate and socially conscious New Yorkers who make a focused and [...]

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2009 | Comments: 0
Do Lawyers and Faith-Based Values Belong Together? A Guide to the Perplexing Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Do Lawyers and Faith-Based Values Belong Together? A Guide to the Perplexing Issues of Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Taped at The Jewish Theological Seminary, April 1, 2009 Speakers: Russell G. Pearce: Edward & Marilyn Bellet Professor of Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion running time: 48 minutes 49 seconds Today, the legal profession faces a crisis of ethics and professionalism. Will the values that sustained lawyers in the past continue to support them, or [...]

Posted: Aug 7th, 2009 | Comments: 2
Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Taped at Temple Israel, May 13, 2009 Speakers: Lynne Sharon Schwartz: Author: Not Now, Voyager running time: 1 hour 4 minutes Lynne Sharon Schwartz in Not Now, Voyager presents a provocative memoir exploring the meaning of travel—what we seek, what we find, and how we learn about who we really are. Schwartz, who has published [...]

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009 | Comments: 1
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
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