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Let's Get Ethical

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Life is full of complicated ethical questions: Should doping be permitted in sports? What, if anything, do we owe to the incarcerated? Are reality TV shows ethical? Can we program robot to be moral beings? What does the future of reproduction hold, and will men be able to have babies? Topic:  Public Health & Pop Culture  Public health...

$6

The Women Rebel: Women Who Shook New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Imagine you are at a party with the anarchist Emma Goldman, the dancer Isadora Duncan and the women’s health pioneer Margaret Sanger. Two things are probably true: you are at Mabel Dodge’s celebrated Wednesday Night Salon, and Marcel Duchamp is swinging from the chandelier. When Dodge began her salon in 1912, she claimed, “every thinking person...

$10

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What is Liberalism?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
432 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

While for many in the United States liberalism is understood as a loose category of political identification – whose definition has shifted significantly and not always transparently over the past century – fewer people are familiar with liberal political philosophy despite its overwhelming influence on political discourse both left and right....

$315

4 sessions

Power & Politics in the Hebrew Bible

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The Bible’s insistence on human free will and it’s assertion of divine rule signal conflict from the start –in God’s own garden and with God's chosen leaders. As centers of power and authority shift from diety to humanity, monarchs to subjects, prophets to pretenders, the HB’s political dramas unfold. At the center of the course is the David...

$765

16 sessions

Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Have you ever wondered what rationing during WWII was really like? Promoted as the ultimate patriotic duty for those on the home front, it also represented one of the real drudgeries of the War. Food historian Sarah Lohman explores the challenges that Americans faced throughout WWII as a result of wartime rationing and recreates some favorite wartime...

$14

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A Cultural History of Halloween

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

As the popularity of this American holiday increases worldwide, the ancient roots and meanings of Halloween have become more and more obscure. In this class we will use an anthropological perspective to explore the various cultural threads that have been woven together to make Halloween what it is today. This class will include activities, lecture...

$10

More than a Hipster Touchstone

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

More than a Hipster Touchstone:  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears -- angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies -- I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal 1998...

$20

Spotlight on Icelandic Design

at Artists and Fleas - Williamsburg
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

As part of Taste of Iceland 2017 in New York City, Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn is pleased and honored to be hosting a pop out event featuring some of the most talented emerging Icelandic designers. Stay tuned for more details. Iceland's famous cultural festival Taste of Iceland comes to Brooklyn Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. The...

Free

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

$10

A Cultural History of Clothing

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Adornment is basic to being human and one of the fundamental forms through which we communicate our identity to others. In this class, we will discover the ways that culture, environment, values and morals all help to shape what clothing is deemed appropriate in different cultures and time periods. You will also learn why no human is ever truly "naked"....

$10

Behind the Scenes Tour of New York at Its Core

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum exhibition to comprehensively interpret and present New York City’s sweeping 400-year history. Join Wendy Evans Joseph, the architect and exhibition designer who conceived the look and feel of the show, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition's three...

$25

Parsing the Riddle of Aung San Suu Kyi

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for decades enjoyed the status of an icon of the international human rights movement. During 15 years under house arrest, Sui Kyi became the symbol of peaceful democratic opposition to authoritarian military governments which have ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, for 30 years.  Those days are over. ...

$15

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love Often cited as the seminal text of modern feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir’s  1949 publication, The Second Sex still deeply resonates with readers who seek to understand the pervasive oppression of women. The magnum opus of her long and prolific career as a writer...

$20

History Series: Causes of the Civil War

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Full Course Name: History Series: Politics & Rebellion - Causes of the Civil War The Civil War was America's central historical event. It was a clash of civilizations between the North and the South, which still divides our nation today. We will look into the roots of the war since it is a complex history which every American should have real...

$55

2 sessions

Feeding the Fight: The Culinary History of WWI

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Savor a bite of culinary history by exploring the food and drinks that defined the American experience during World War I. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York (opening April 5), food historian Libby O’Connell, author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, will delve into...

$20
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