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Never Mind the Bollocks!: The Truth Behind Punk Style

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

Punk rock is the poster child of street style. That’s what the fashion books tell us, and we’ve come to accept it as truth that original ‘70s punk was born on the streets of London with disenfranchised kids using clothing as a signifier of everything they hated.  While it’s always wise to ‘not let the truth get in the way of a good story’,...

$20
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The Search For Life in the Universe

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Throughout history people have looked at the sky with awe and wonder. One of the most pressing questions has been whether or not we are alone in the universe. Today, with cutting edge technology, we are on the brink of answering one of the most profound mysteries of all time. In this class we will explore the current state of our knowledge about life...

$12
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Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution

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

"Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution" and other Stories of Espionage Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along...

$10
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A History of Sex and Dating

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

In this class, we’ll look at these changes and consider how gender and class in particular have shaped conflicts over sex and dating in the US with an emphasis on popular visual culture. Films, posters, & photographs not only create a window into the dating lives of Americans in the early 20th century, but also the fears and anxieties associated...

$10
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Urban Tantra®: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual/spiritual explorers that can be used by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it is a way of life and a path to spiritual growth. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be found in both everyday life and in peak sexual experiences. We...

$155
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Cultures of Resilience Roundtable:

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Join us for an evening of poetry introducing the upcoming COP 22 event – a United Nations Climate Change Conference. We will welcome Salima Yacoubi Soussane, journalist and UN Correspondent covering the COP 22 at the UN in New York. A historic Paris Agreement was adopted last year during COP 21, aiming at limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 °C...

$10
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Paris the Insider Guide

at Fluent City - Williamsburg
188 Woodpoint Rd Store 1A, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Join Chris Beck, French language and culture master (literally - he has two masters degrees in this stuff), for a night of insider tales and tips on the City of Light.  What You'll Get: Essential customs and phrases to get by in Paris An interactive map of Paris with curated spots for nightlife, food, shopping, art...

$40
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After the Big Short: The 2008 Financial Crisis

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
658 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the worst since the Great Depression, is back in the news after The Big Short was nominated for Best Picture. While the film did a remarkable job explaining the complexities and shortcomings of the financial system, many left the theaters with more questions than answers. If you were one of these people, or just want...

$12
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Ruth Carpenter Study Seminar: Othello

at The Shakespeare Society - Upper East Side
130 E 80th St, New York, New York 10075

The four session course will focus on Shakespeare’s Othello, perhaps his most heartbreaking romantic tragedy. We will begin with a discussion of Moors as both a racial and religious category, referring to North Africans or Muslims or both. We’ll also examine English attitudes towards the more exotic and cosmopolitan world of Venice, an autonomous...

$200

4 sessions

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Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah, Messianism, and History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) may be the best known scholar of Jewish Studies in the twentieth century. Above all he is associated with launching the modern academic study of Jewish mysticism. However, Scholem’s study of mysticism was only part of his much broader, far more engaged and systematic thinking about questions of contemporary politics...

$315

4 sessions

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Photography and Homoerotic Desire

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - Chelsea
333 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10011

Led by boundary-pushing artist Robert Mapplethorpe and his patron Sam Wagstaff, alongside pioneering contemporaries George Dureau and Peter Hujar, homoerotic photography found its way into New York City galleries and museums in the 1970s. Join the Museum along with the SVA Photography Department for a conversation about this moment in art history,...

$16
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Punk! A History 1967-1982

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

This class will talk about the origins of Punk Rock, the bands that shaped the movement, the clubs where they played, the people who made an impact on the scene, and what it all means. Explore the music, people, scene, and movement of the most misunderstood pop-culture phenomenon. Punk is one of the most influential forms of music created in the...

$10
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Candy: From Early History to Halloween

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

Isn't it weird that one day a year it's appropriate to threaten people into giving you candy? Where did the Halloween tradition come from? And actually, how did we come up with candy in the first place? In this class, we'll cover a brief world history of candy, from the botanic roots of sugar cane, to the first processed confections from the Middle...

$12
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A History of Housing in New York City

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Richard Plunz’s landmark study, A History of Housing in New York City, traces the development of housing in New York from 1850 to the present day. First published in 1992, Plunz’s lively account investigates the housing of all classes, from the single-family house to tenements and high-rise apartment buildings, and places the story of housing within...

$16
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A Cultural History of Birth

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

Birth in America has gone through fundamental cultural shifts through the last one hundred years. In this class we will explore American culture and values through the way(s) we give birth. Students may be inspired to assess (or reassess) just what this rite of passage means to them.  This class will include lecture, discussion and activitie...

$10
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