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Manhattan Institute Forum: Dick Cheney

Manhattan Institute Forum: Dick Cheney

The Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, addresses the Manhattan Institute at a breakfast forum. He focuses on the House, progress in Iraq, and the Iraqi government. This event was held by the Manhattan Institute.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008 | Comments: 0
Art and Money

Art and Money

In a period of radical expansion of public interest and market forces, what is the state of contemporary art’s production, presentation, and acquisition? What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become [...]

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington: The Architecture of the Unfamiliar

Michelle Addington, co-author of Smart Materials and Designs for Architecture and Design Professions (2004), has worked at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center designing spacecraft, at DuPont as a process designer and power plant engineer, and in Philadelphia, as an architect. She speaks here about current and unfamiliar design innovations, touching on lighting, sustainable architecture, smart [...]

Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today with Arianna Huffington

The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today with Arianna Huffington

An up-to-the-minute, headline-driven analysis of the 2008 presidential election with Arianna Huffingon, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the influential Huffington Post. At the helm of one of the most active communities on the Internet, Huffington has her finger on the political pulse. Just days before the highly anticipated Pennsylvania primary, she shared her behind-the-scenes knowledge of [...]

Posted: Apr 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Richard Price

Richard Price

Richard Price — writer for HBO’s The Wire and the author of The Wanderers, The Color of Money, and Clockers — turns to the subject of crime in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in his new novel Lush Life. Price speaks about the overlapping universes that collide in his novel at the Tenement Museum, [...]

Posted: Apr 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Alexander Hamilton and the National Triumph of New York City

Alexander Hamilton and the National Triumph of New York City

New York City is the source for the quintessentially American traits of capitalism, ethnic tolerance, free speech, and reliance on lawyers and lawsuits. Yet the New York legacy generally goes unrecognized. How did New York come to have such a formative influence on the United States? And how did it manage to do so without [...]

Posted: Apr 10th, 2008 | Comments: 20
Designing New York’s Visual Identity

Designing New York’s Visual Identity

Pentagram has designed for the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; created packaging for Saks Fifth Avenue and the sign on the new New York Times Building; and conceived of everything from museum exhibitions to the cornerstone of lower Manhattan’s Freedom Tower. Join Museum curator Donald Albrecht and [...]

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Junot Diaz with Francisco Goldman

Junot Diaz with Francisco Goldman

Writers Junot Diaz and Francisco Goldman discuss writing lives, through history and fiction. Junot Diaz is the author of Drown and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which was awarded the Sargent First Novel Prize and was selected by Time and New York Magazine as the best novel of 2007. Francisco Goldman is [...]

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Changing American Family

The Changing American Family

Dramatic changes have taken place in marriage, child rearing, and family life in the United States. Where social scientists once spoke simply of “the family,” they now speak of “the diversity of family forms” and the rapidity with which those forms can change. This panel offers objective and unsentimental views of the family and addresses [...]

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
An Overview of Zoning, Past and Present

An Overview of Zoning, Past and Present

Why is zoning necessary? When did it begin? How do you unravel a zoning text? Doris Diether, a long time community activist and zoning expert, demystifies New York zoning in a lecture that considers New York City zoning, from pre-1916 to today. Ms. Diether covers different types of districts and what they permit, different types [...]

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
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