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As Norman Mailer’s first born, Susan Mailer was a witness to her father’s growing fame, to the changes in his personality during the tumultuous 1960s, and to the arrival of her eight siblings from his five subsequent wives.
After her parents’ divorce in 1952, her mother moved from New York to Mexico, and Susan shuttled between the two countries, becoming bicultural and bilingual from an early age. She graduated from Barnard in 1971, and in her late twenties, married a Chilean economist who was exiled in Mexico. They moved to Chile in 1980 during Pinochet’s dictatorship, where Susan later became a psychoanalyst, a teacher, a mother, and grandmother. Her memoir moves with energy and flair as she describes both the pain and joy of shifting from one culture to another, culminating in her emergence from the shadow of her father’s rock star persona as she came into her own.
Susan Mailer and Norman Mailer’s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, will explore her story, but also that of the five years she spent writing her memoir. They will discuss how her psychoanalytic training aided her comprehension of her father’s complex personality, and how delving into her past turned out to be a second analysis for her. They will examine the similarities and differences between the act of writing and practicing analysis. And also, how becoming a writer has helped her maintain a continuing dialogue with her father, after his death in 2007.
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92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For over 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the...
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While conversations about race are seemingly everywhere, the definition of a race—what it means, and how we should understand it—remains remarkably under-explored. What, exactly, is race? What does it mean to be “racialized”? Rejecting at once pat dismissals of race as immaterial, Obama-era fantasies of a so-called post-racial society, and...
Thursday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Eastern Medicine for the Western Mind & Body: Taoism & The Five Elements This 6-week OlioCourse, will go in-depth in three different aspects of Self-Care based on the The Taoist philosophy of Yin Yang and the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine. The three aspects we will cover are; the mind, movement and touch via the Taoist based practices...
Thursday Mar 4th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin' and the Politics of Song “By 1962, Greenwich Village had become world headquarters for a folk music scene that, to its own occasional shock and horror, was beginning to matter in the music and popular culture business,” wrote the critic David Hinckley. “What made the Village folk community matter beyond...
Sunday Mar 7th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
Join two of the world’s foremost Shakespeare scholars for a lecture and conversation about the some of the Bard’s most beloved, mysterious, and satisfying works—his sonnets. Shakespeare wrote sonnets for both personal and professional reasons, and taken into consideration together—as Edmondson and Wells do in their new volume, All the Sonnets...
Tuesday Mar 9th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time
Food affects each of our lives. It is a global issue in which all people are stakeholders. We all need to eat, and food production is the largest provider of jobs worldwide with over 1.3 billion people employed (GIS Geography). Recent research reports that there are maybe 10 more seasons of “regular” agricultural practices before our food systems...
Tuesday Mar 9th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
In many ways, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a haunted book—and in turn, one that has haunted readers and writers since its publication in 1847. Join us for a series of lectures that begin with Brontë’s classic Gothic novel, then continue into its literary afterlife, up to the present moment. We will read Jane Eyre alongside texts that take...
Friday Mar 12th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
Go Behind the Counter at NYC's Top Pizzerias Without Leaving Home One of our Professional Pizza Nerds will show you what's happening in the kitchens of some of NYC's top spots through this live video experience! You can ask questions and interact in real time throughout the event or just sit back and enjoy the view. Each class will be recorded so...
Sunday Mar 14th, 6pm - 7pm Eastern Time
Learn more details about bird identification, from field marks and songs to habitat and behavior. Then put this into practice on the walk. Join urban naturalist and environmental educator Gabriel Willow to explore the surprising diversity of wildlife and ecology in New York City. Sessions include a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute bird-watching...
Tuesday Mar 16th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(7 sessions)
Join author Stephanie Rabinowitz for an exciting exploration of relatively unsung American literary gems that you should be reading. From Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop to John Williams’s Stoner, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Henry James’s What Maisie Knew, and Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose...
Thursday Mar 25th, 12pm - 1pm Eastern Time
Explore growth marketing with Disney Streaming Services Vice President of Product Marketing and Subscriber Engagement Andrea Cutright. Andrea Cutright is vice president of product marketing and subscriber engagement for Disney+ streaming service. She is responsible for marketing intelligence, consumer insights, and product marketing touchpoints. Prior...
Thursday Mar 25th, 2:30pm - 4pm Pacific Time
How do we confront and think critically about difficult ethical questions we all encounter in our daily, personal and professional lives? As biomedical advances have extended the realm of possibilities, how do we grapple with the moral and ethical quandaries of living and dying? Join us for an eight-week OlioCourse, exploring applied ethics and philosophy,...
Tuesday Mar 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Rosa Luxemburg was many things—an activist, politician, and ferocious polemicist. Perhaps most importantly, she was a political economist. Her only book-length work of political economy, The Accumulation of Capital is a true landmark text. Among the first works to theorize a systematic conception of global capitalism, it’s a massive augmentation...
Wednesday Apr 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Psychedelics for Palliative Care and the Treatment of End-of-Life Existential Distress Existential despair, anxiety and depression are far too common at the end of life. This webinar will focus on findings from psychedelic research relieving the psychological and existential suffering associated with a life-threatening illness or the end of life.The...
Thursday Apr 22nd, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time
Deschooling & Decolonizing: Systemic Change From the Inside Out This 8-week OlioCourse examines the settler colonial history of the university and the different ways we can create decolonial projects from the institution’s structure using Janelle Monae’s work. We'll be launching our conversations off la paperson’s "A Third University is...
Friday Apr 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
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