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China in the Modern World

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

China’s 2025 technology program and One Belt, One Road initiative underscores her ambitions for hegemony.  Yet, as China takes its place in the modern world, it faces immense difficulties: a growing inequality gap, widespread corruption and rampant pollution, all of which provoke mounting calls for political reform. The presentation will...

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$270

6 sessions

What is Money?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Money seems like a straightforward aspect of our daily lives. But underlying its everyday functionality in facilitating transactions, measuring the market value of goods and services, and serving as a store of wealth over time is a stubborn question about what money actually is. As the economist Perry Mehrling observes, “Money is always difficult,...

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$315

4 sessions

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Women Behind the Lens

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Women Behind the Lens: Female Photographers in Memoir, Fiction, and Documentary Film This class explores the creative lives of female photographers in the U.S. over the past century. Drawing on memoirs, documentary films, biographies, and photographs, we will analyze the life narratives and visual records of, “women behind the lens.” What opportunities...

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$145

4 sessions

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...

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$12

Greek History of the Archaic Age

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

he foundations of the classical age were laid down in the Seventh and Sixth centuries BC, as the Greeks came into contact with the larger Mediterranean world. We will chart their remarkable journey by reading from Homer's Odyssey, Herodotus's Histories and the works of the earliest Greek philosophers and poets.

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$145

5 sessions

Cultivating Culture in NYC

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

New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) is an unparalleled public-private initiative dating back to the 19th century. Today, it provides City support to 34 institutions across the five boroughs that help cement New York’s status as the cultural capital of the world. This robust public investment in diverse private non-profit organizations...

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$7

Red and the Sack of Rome

at Think Olio

Join art historian Ted Barrow as we take a plunge into the world of pigment and color and focus on the importance of Red and the fascinating history behind the color. During the 15th and 16th centuries, as bankers became popes and the Holy Roman Empire was set against Rome itself, red was reinterpreted from a color of royalty to the code of the clergy....

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$15

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 96 Berry St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

Resting on the fault line between art and politics, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man makes the powerful claim that black modernism and the African-American experience are central to the American narrative. For Ellison, the plight of his narrator, “both black and American,” was emblematic of major and  persisting paradoxes in American...

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$315

4 sessions

The Secret Lives of Coffee and Tea

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Tea! What is it? What does it mean to be a "milk in first kind of girl"? Why did Americans throw it in to Boston harbor? Why do most Americans drink coffee, but guzzle iced tea in the south? And where did bubble tea and kombucha come from? Sarah will reveal all the answers to your caffeinated queries. Coffee! Is it going to kill you? Make you...

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$10

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Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

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$315

4 sessions

Diners, Diners and Diners

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Full Course Name: Masters of Social Gastronomy: Diners, Diners and Diners! Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month, that all-American institution: THE DINER. Together, we'll uncover the history of the diner and its original definition of a diner...

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$10

2020 Vision: Predictions for the New Year

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

Everything that has happened in 2019 has set us up for the shift in consciousness that is underway. In the upcoming days, we will see the manifestation of that transformation, as many visionaries have predicted. This will be a landmark year, a time of personal, national, and planetary upheavals.  Some of the finest astrologers and prophets from...

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$30

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Decolonizing the Heart & Mind

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much of what we know in today's American Culture, and how we have come to know it has been shaped by European colonization and western imperialism. How do we dismantle harmful systems of oppression rooted in the exploitation of the “other”? This Olio two-part series traces historical events that created the foundation for an exploitative, unjust...

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$35

2 sessions

On Decadence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Decadence has played a vital role in modern narratives of culture, history, and political economy, in part because narratives of progress, revitalization, and renovation often summon up the specters of entropy and degeneration. On one hand, decadence can indicate a sense of historical or cultural loss in the face of swift-moving technological progress....

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$315

4 sessions

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea 12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York 10011

In honor of our Fleet Week this Memorial Day Weekend, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history plus up close visits to the military ships visiting New York Harbor. This special 2.5-hour...

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$68
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