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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
The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

Hannah Pakula presents her work The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China, which tells the epic story of one of the most remarkable and controversial women of the twentieth century, and of the advent of the Asian superpower to which the United States is now inexorably tied.  The wife of [...]

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010 | Comments: 1
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

An interesting look at the origins of the “modern surveillance state” – author Jennifer Fronc discusses her book, “New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era.” It was relatively common, it turns out, for “social activists” to send private investigators into gambling parlors, brothels, and meetings of criminal gangs and radical political organizations. These [...]

Posted: Jan 27th, 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
Did Economists Get It Wrong?

Did Economists Get It Wrong?

The Museum of American Finance hosts “Did Economists Get It Wrong?” – an expert panel on the different explanations of the current crisis on the 80th anniversary of the Crash of 1929. Speakers David Adler, Economic journalist and author of Snap Judgment (Financial Times Press, 2009) Justin Fox, Economics and business columnist for Time magazine Teresa Ghilarducci, [...]

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

What happens when you fall in love? Helen Fisher says it begins when someone takes on special meaning. “The world has a new center,” she says, “then you focus on him or her. Your beloved’s car is different from every other car in the parking lot, for example. People can list what they don’t like [...]

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 | Comments: 4
150 Years of the Origin of Species

150 Years of the Origin of Species

Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their own research. Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, November 24, 2009. Runtime: 2 hours 37 minutes. Learn more about Darwin and Origin of Species from NOVA. About The New York [...]

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 1
LES Stories: Holidays in the City

LES Stories: Holidays in the City

Tenement Talks is an evening series of lectures, readings, panel discussions and programming that provides perspective on New York City’s rich culture. Free & held at the Tenement Museum 108 Orchard unless otherwise noted. RSVP to events(at)tenement.org. The Lower East Side Stories series invites professionals and up-and-comers from the storytelling circuit to tell New York [...]

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 | Comments: 0
James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists.  Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced [...]

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009 | Comments: 1
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