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Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Vice President of Content for WNET.org Stephen Segaller speaks with Robert McCrum, author and associate editor of Britain’s Observer. Robert McCrum is the author of the newly-released book Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, about how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world’s lingua franca. In fascinating detail, McCrum describes [...]

Posted: Jun 16th, 2010 | Comments: 0
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
Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Modernism and the Global Diaspora

Museum professional and School of Visual Arts faculty member David Ross leads a discussion with Thelma Golden, Hou Hanru, Susan Hefuna and Vasif Kortun on the impact of the global art scene on modernism. Golden is executive director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hanru is the director of exhibitions and public [...]

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010 | Comments: 0
An Evening with Su Friedrich

An Evening with Su Friedrich

Filmmaker Su Friedrich joins Union Docs for a film screening and discussion, following her workshop with the Union Docs masterclass. She screens her non-fiction works Seeing Red (2005) and Odds of Recovery (2002) and answers questions about the films and her other work. Fore more information about the event and the films screened, click here. [...]

Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Low Cost / No Cost and the City

Low Cost / No Cost and the City

Christopher Allen, founder and director of UnionDocs, independent producer and new head of programming at UnionDocs, Steve Holmgren, Rich Siegmeister and Bob Morris of Reel13, and Keith Boynton and Mike Lavoie of 12films12weeks met at DCTV for a New York Film/Video Council discussion about low-cost filmmaking, exploring how filmmakers with low budgets can produce valuable work. Read moderator [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 | 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
Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

The filmmakers behind "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre" discuss the making of the film and the events surrounding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 2
Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Taped at The New York Academy of Sciences, January 21, 2009 Speakers: Mark Duvall: Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute Arthur Kressner: Director, Research and Development, Power Supply, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Richard L. Drake, P.E.: Program Manager, Transportation & Power Systems, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority running [...]

Posted: Jun 10th, 2009 | 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
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