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-APRIL 2014-

 

Tue, Apr 1, 7 pm, from $22

To Your Health | THE TRUTH ABOUT THYROID DISEASE

Gain an understanding of the causes and contributing factors associated with thyroid and adrenal issues, including hormone levels, environmental influences, nutritional deficiencies, medications and lifestyle stressors. Holly Lucille, a licensed naturopathic doctor and author of Creating and Maintaining Balance, explains how you can develop a holistic approach to optimizing thyroid function.

 

Tue, Apr 1, 7 pm, from $35

TO WORRY OR NOT TO WORRY: PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGES 4-12

All parents worry about their kids – is this normal? Am I overreacting? Is it time for a trip to the doctor or for tests? Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel Busman and pediatric psychopharmacologist Dr. Natalie Weder, both of the Child Mind Institute, outline normal development in children and explain when there may be cause for concern. The Child Mind Institute is partnering with 92Y’s Parenting Center to provide resources that can help parents find appropriate and effective care for their children.

 

Tue Apr 1, 8 pm, from $29

MATTHEW BARNEY with SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential contemporary artists working today, Matthew Barney explores the transcendence of physical limitations in multimedia work that includes film, installation, sculpture, photography and drawing. The Guardian called his five-part CREMASTER Cycle “one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema.” His new film with composer Jonathan Bepler, RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, is a story of reincarnation loosely based on Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings with Barney recasting the principle character as both Mailer himself and an anthropomorphic automobile. At 92Y, Barney talks with Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at London’s Royal Academy of Arts and curator of the controversial “Sensation” exhibition, among others.

 

Tue, Apr 1, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

NEGOTIATIONS AT CROSSROADS: CAN DIPLOMACY WITH IRAN AND THE PALESTINIANS SUCCEED?

Join us for a discussion on Mideast diplomacy and Israel’s security with the former head of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin. Yadlin served for over 40 years in the IDF, including nine as a member of the IDF General Staff, and as Chief of Defense Intelligence. He has published articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and is currently Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel’s leading strategic think tank. Ethan Bronner, former Jerusalem bureau chief and now deputy national editor for The New York Times, interviews Yadlin.

 

Tue, Apr 1, 8:15 pm, from $22

YA Lit at 92Y | MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, SUSAN EE, ALEXANDRA BRACKEN & CHUCK WENDIG

Explore the worlds of YA romance, fantasy and dystopia as Melissa de la Cruz (author of the bestselling The Au Pairs, Blue Bloods and Ashleys series) launches her new book The Ring and the Crown. Susan Ee (Angelfall and World After), Alexandra Bracken (Never Fade) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds and The Heartland Trilogy) join her to discuss new projects.

 

Wed, Apr 2, 12 pm, from $21

GAUGUIN: METAMORPHOSES

MoMA’s new exhibit shows a side of Gauguin’s work that many of us don’t know very well. His extraordinary prints and transfer drawing are startling, innovative and often dark – quite different from the blazing color of his Tahitian canvases. Find out more about the artist’s remarkable works on paper from the curator for the Metamorphoses exhibition at the Modern Art – Starr Figura.

 

Wed, Apr 2, 6:30 pm, $30 or $136 for all five

Musicals of 1964 | THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Movie musicals were in transition in 1964. Broadway adaptations were still popular and one won Best Picture. But times were changing, the studio system was crumbling and new things were happening everywhere. The irrepressible Debbie Reynolds scandalizes and charms Europe and then becomes a hero when she rescues people as the Titanic sinks. Reynolds was nominated for an Oscar for her performance, but lost to Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins (which we’re showing next week).

 

Thu, Apr 3, 12 pm, from $21

MICKEY AND WILLY: BASEBALL’S GOLDEN AGE

There aren’t many baseball players who can instantly be identified by only their first names. Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays have been studied and discussed many times over the decades, but renowned sportswriter Allan Barra is the first to offer a comprehensive look at just how similar these two legends are. They were born in the same year and played the same position, in stadiums just a few miles from each other. Both were raised in poverty by baseball-playing fathers who groomed them for stardom. Hear Barra present a side by side analysis of Mantle and Mays that shines new light on both players. Barra will also discuss his book, Mickey and Willy: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age.

 

Thu, Apr 3, 12 pm, from $21

THE MUSIC OF OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated with some of the greatest American composers – Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Richard Rodgers and many others. Enjoy live music, singing and an enlightening exploration of Hammerstein’s life and works.

 

Thu, Apr 3, 7 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions

The Immigrant Experience in Movies | HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG (2003)

The images and voices of characters challenged by change and adversity—personal, political, social and above all, cultural – are expressed in these immigrant tales where, by recognizing the challenges of the outsider, we ultimately see ourselves. Jennifer Connelly is wrongfully evicted from her Northern California home and Iranian immigrant Ben Kingsley buys the house at a fraction of its real value. She wants the house back, he doesn’t want to give it up. The battle that ensues isn’t simply over a house, but over belonging, the concept of “home,” illusion and pride.

 

Thu, Apr 3, 7:30 pm, from $30

BEING HEARD AND HEARING OTHERS

Most of us like to think of ourselves as good listeners. And many of us are frustrated or disappointed over how those around us, at work or at home, listen – or don’t listen – to us. Dian Killian, of the Center for Nonviolent Communication and author of Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, teaches some basic steps to support you in hearing others and being heard yourself. Discover how the two are linked and do some exercises and role-playing that can help in both work and home situations.

 

Thursday, April 3, 8:15 pm, from $27/$15 for those 35 and younger

SUSIE ESSMAN AND JUDY GOLD

You may know her as “Susie Green” of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, who the Los Angeles Times called, “The most lyrical purveyor of profanity on television.” Or, as The New York Observer said, “She’s taken female cursing to longshoreman levels, pummeling her bumbling, barrel-bodied husband with potty-mouthed invectives like ‘You fat fuck!’” Susie Essmanis the brilliant comedic actress who plays Susie Green – and she has a new movie out, Putzel, a comedy set on the Upper West Side. Essman visits 92Y to discuss the film and her career with award-winning comic and actress Judy Gold. A clip from Putzel will be shown.

 

Fri, Apr 4, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all ten sessions

Commanding Films | ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1951)

Film scholar Mark Ethan Toporek takes you on a cinematic survey of the Ten Commandments. Each week, a different film tackles a different commandment. The 3rd commandment is You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. When reporter Janet Leigh blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on the manager’s foul mouth, Paul Douglas, as the manager, figures that’s just a lot of hooey. Until an angel speaks to him and promises to help the team if he’ll stop swearing and fighting. Guess what happens?

 

Fri, Apr 4, 8 pm, from $29

JARED DIAMOND and SANDRA TSING LOH: THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE

We pride ourselves on the abilities that separate us humans from other creatures – our brains, our thumbs, our civilizations. Now, faced with nuclear weapons and climate change, it seems we also have tendencies for violence and careless innovation that might destroy us. Where did those traits come from, and are they as intrinsic as self-awareness and generosity? Are they part of our species’ immutable destiny, or can we change our behavior and our future? Join Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, and Sandra Tsing Loh, the bestselling author, comedian, NPR contributor and science journalist, for a thoughtful discussion about the next generation of humans and the future they’ll help build.

 

Fri, Apr 4, 8 pm, from $15

EDWARD HENKEL’S MovementTalks: GROWING INTO PLOT ENGINE: OPERA DANCE TAKES ON A NEW ROLE

David Kneuss, executive stage director at the Metropolitan Opera and prominent (opera) choreographers Doug Varone and Carolyn Choa talk about the significant role that dance can play in amplifying the universal themes of grand opera. How has dance in opera changed over the years? How can dance enhance the relevance of opera to a new generation of audiences? And how can choreography affect the entire tone of a production?

 

Sun, Apr 6, 2:30-4:30 pm, $40

MOZART: CHAMBER COMPOSER TO THE EMPEROR

Mozart was appointed to the position of chamber music composer to the Austrian Emperor Joseph II in December 1787, but the scholar Christoph Wolff makes the point that an “imperial style,” both sophisticated and emotionally charged, can be detected in selected works he composed earlier that same year, such as the String Quintet in G minor, K. 516, and that the “imperial style” characterizes Mozart’s work from that time forward. This talk introduces the “imperial period” with excerpts from both the Quintet and the later “Prussian” String Quartet in D, K. 575.

Related concert (buy both and save), Brentano String Quartet, Apr 12.

 

Mon, Apr 7, 8:15 pm, from $36  ***SOLD OUT***

MEGAN MULLALY AND NICK OFFERMAN with SHARR WHITE

Don’t you love it when comic actors are married to each other? Real-life couple Megan Mullaly (“Will and Grace”) and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) star together in the new off-Broadway play Annapurna, beginning April 13 at The New Group @ Theatre Row. How do they manage the demands of a show-biz marriage and the experience of being together onstage and off? And are they just laughing all the time? They talk with award-winning playwright Sharr White. This event will be streamed live at 92Y.org/livecast.

 

Tue, Apr 8, 12 pm, from $21

ON UPDIKE with ADAM BEGLEY

Join Adam Begley, a leading literary critic, for a conversation about one of the most celebrated figures in 20th century American literature – John Updike. Begley’s new biography, Updike (Harper), comes out the day of our talk. In it, Begley offers a candid, intimate and richly detailed look at the acclaimed novelist, poet and critic, who set himself the task of portraying “middleness, with all its grits, bumps and anonymities.”

 

Tue, Apr 8, 7 pm, $30

POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HOW TO GET THE JOB YOU REALLY WANT

If you are job-hunting, how many interviews have you had – and how many offers? In today’s competitive atmosphere, showing up well dressed and with your resume is no longer enough. Learn the secrets of making a great impression—how to control the interview, answer the seven most difficult questions and negotiate a higher salary with perks. With Barry Cohen.

 

Tue, Apr 8, 8:15 pm, from $35

JANE GOODALL with FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ

Renowned naturalist Dr. Jane Goodall is more than just the world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees. She is a leading conservationist and a UN Messenger for Peace. She is an adventurer, scientist, devotee of sustainable food and botany enthusiast – all of which inform her newest book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (Grand Central Publishing, April 1). At 92Y, she talks with Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and a prominent thinker and activist in the field of environmental science, ecology and democracy. At 92Y, these two inspiring women set forth goals that we can all take to protect the plants around us – and ourselves, as well.

 

Tue, Apr 8, 8:15 pm, from $29

BOB SAGET

Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly series on network TV, “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” But he’s also a wild, out-of-his-mind standup comedian who has been convulsing audiences for over 30 years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage” and The Aristocrats, it’s always amazing when Saget embraces his dark side. Join him as he shares uncensored stories from and launches his new book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian (HarperCollins, Apr 8). 92Y will livecast this event: www.92Y.org/livecast. 

 

Wed, Apr 9, 12 pm, from $21

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | BUVETTE: THE PLEASURE OF GOOD FOOD

Jody Williams, the acclaimed chef/owner of the West Village’s gastroteque Buvette, shares recipes, tips and simple ways to make your meals a pleasure. Williams trained with Thomas Keller, has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show” been a judge on “Chopped,” and has just published her first book, Buvette. Her restaurant was named one of New York’s Top 10 Restaurants by Travel & Leisure.

 

Wed, Apr 9, 6:30 pm, $30 or $136 for all five

Musicals of 1964 | MARY POPPINS

Movie musicals were in transition in 1964. Broadway adaptations were still popular and one won Best Picture. But times were changing, the studio system was crumbling and new things were happening everywhere. This sunny musical, which, as Saving Mr. Banks taught us, was somewhat loosely based on the popular Poppins books, was a Best Picture Oscar nominee. Julie Andrews won Best Actress and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” won best song, which is amazing, since it’s not remotely the best song in the picture. Enjoy again this movie’s many delights.

 

Wed, Apr 9, 7 pm, $27

Jewelry Talk | GEORG DOBLER

Internationally renowned jeweler Georg Dobler’s pieces are elegant, stark, geometric, deconstructed, drawn from natural forms like leaves, beetles and rocks, and wearable. His work can’t be defined in one sentence. Dobler is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany. His work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, among others. At 92Y, this surprising artist talks about his inspirations and his approach to working with metal.

 

Wed, Apr 9, 7-8:30 pm, $25 – ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Clay | CRAFTING A CONTINUUM: RETHINKING CONTEMPORARY CRAFT with PETER HELD

92Y’s Virtual Clay series offers first-of-a-kind, real-time online classes that give a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians a chance to challenge your ideas about ceramics. The title for this talk comes from a 2013 exhibition at Arizona State University’s art museum. A grant provided ASU Ceramics Curator Peter Held and his fellow curators a chance to evaluate the purpose and quality of their holdings. Held rethought recent history as well as the future of contemporary craft. For this special talk, Held shows pieces that exemplify how artists are more concerned with using the appropriate materials to execute an idea than with drawing a bright line between art and craft. Register at www.92Y.org/ceramics.

 

Thu, Apr 10, 7 pm, $30

The Immigrant Experience in Movies | THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007)

The images and voices of characters challenged by change and adversity—personal, political, social and above all, cultural – are expressed in these immigrant tales where, by recognizing the challenges of the outsider, we ultimately see ourselves. In this German-Turkish film, a prize-winner at Cannes, Turkish immigrants in Germany, confronted with hostility and racism, struggle to maintain bonds and family connections.

 

Thu, Apr 10, 7 pm, $28

First Class Opera with Carla Innerfield | TOSCA

Do you live for art? Not the way Tosca did. Puccini’s beloved classic is a perfect opera for newcomers. In this beginner’s guide to a sumptuous art form, learn about the basic components of opera.

 

Thu, Apr 10, 7 pm, from $30

Legendary Film Stars with Howard Oboler | MARILYN MONROE

When the great movie studios were in power, each developed its own stars and marketed them carefully to a public that idolized them. Howard Oboler, a lecturer at New York and Florida Atlantic universities and popular film lecturer at 92Y, takes a look at some of those stars and their special appeal. This week, the woman who fits the dictionary definition of bombshell, but who was also a gifted comedienne and tragic figure.

 

Thu, Apr 10, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

Conversations with Chevaliers | ERIC RIPERT AND ADAM GOPNIK

Le Bernardin is consistently named the best restaurant in New York. There’s a reason for that – Eric Ripert. Acclaimed one of the greatest chefs in the world, the French-born Ripert says “food is about memories, feelings, emotions.” It’s that artistic sensitivity that makes his cooking so memorable. And it’s one of the reasons he is a Chevalier, a winner of the prestigious French Legion of Honor, Order of Arts and Letters award, granted to distinguished artists and cultural leaders around the world.As part of our series of Conversations with Chevaliers, co-presented with the French Consulate, Ripert talks with Adam Gopnik, himself a Chevalier, about his approach to cooking, his influences and the awards and prizes that Le Bernardin wins year after year.

 

Fri, Apr 11, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all ten sessions

Commanding Films | FRIENDLY PERSUASION (1956)

Film scholar Mark Ethan Toporek takes you on a cinematic survey of the Ten Commandments. Each week, a different film tackles a different commandment. The 4th Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. Gary Cooper and his earnest Quaker family are startled into confronting the meaning of their beliefs when Union troops interrupt their Sunday meeting to say Confederate soldiers are on the way. Cooper has to figure out how to square the impending danger with his conscience and the Quaker prohibition against fighting.

 

Tue, Apr 15, 8:15 pm, from $29

ART 2.0: LAURA CORNELL, BRIAN DROITCOUR AND CHRISTINE PAUL with ANDREA SCOTT

From Photoshop to Facebook, networked technology has exciting implications for contemporary art. For some, it represents a new medium—source code as paint. For others, it is uncharted public space. Andrea Scott, a writer and editor at The New Yorker, talks with three curators who are defining the field to discuss digital art: Lauren Cornell, the curator of digital projects at the New Museum; Brian Droitcour, a writer and curator in New York; and Christiane Paul, a curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum.

 

Wed, Apr 16, 8 pm, from $29

TRACY MORGAN
“My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality.” That’s how award-winning actor and comedian Tracy Morgan sees himself. Morgan’s own story, of growing up amid poverty, violence and drugs, is remarkable. He was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member for seven seasons and became even more famous when he starred on “30 Rock,” playing a character loosely based on himself. He’s brilliant, funny and unpredictable and he’s coming to 92Y for a no-holds barred conversation on his career and his upcoming Comedy Central special, which premieres April 20.

 

Wed, Apr 16, 8:15 pm, from $19

GIVING: THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD

If you think the phrase “It’s better to give than to receive” is a lovely sentiment but useless in business, meet Wharton Business School professor Adam Grant, who says you need to think again. In his book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Viking, 2013), he argues that it’s the givers who succeed best in business—the ones who contribute without expecting anything in return. Whether you’re skeptical or enthusiastic, you’ll want to hear this charismatic teacher, one of the highest-rated professors in the country, explain how success comes from giving it away—not because it’s noble, but because it works.

 

Thu, Apr 17, 12 pm, from $21

ASTOR ORPHAN with ALEXANDRA ALDRICH

Wouldn’t this make a great movie? Alexandra Aldrich is a direct descendant of the famed, fabulously rich Astor dynasty, but she grew up in the servant’s quarters in the family’s 43-room Hudson Valley mansion. Her father inherited the house, but not the Astor money, so all the family’s resources went into trying to keep up the house. In a beautiful, falling-down wreck, she scavenged for food and suffered from neglect. At 92Y, she tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family and discusses her memoir, The Astor Orphan (Ecco), which comes out the day before this talk.

 

Thu, Apr 17, 7 pm, from $21

Legendary Movie Stars with Howard Oboler | GENE KELLY

When the great movie studios were in power, each developed its own stars and marketed them carefully to a public that idolized them. Howard Oboler, a lecturer at New York and Florida Atlantic universities and popular film lecturer at 92Y, takes a look at some of those stars and their special appeal. Affable, athletic and driven, Gene Kelly transformed dancing in Hollywood musicals with a string of ground-breaking musical films in the 1940s and 1950s.

 

Thu, Apr 17, 7:15 pm, from $38

Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf | JOHN TURTURRO and FADING GIGOLO

Moderator Annette Insdorf interviews writer-actor-director John Turturro after a preview of Fading Gigolo. In addition to writing and directing the movie, Turturro stars in it, alongside Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban and Sofia Vergara.

 

Fri, Apr 18, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all ten sessions

Commanding Films | PENNY SERENADE (1941)

Film scholar Mark Ethan Toporek takes you on a cinematic survey of the Ten Commandments. Each week, a different film tackles a different commandment. The 5th Commandment says Honor your father and your mother. Though Cary Grant and Irene Dunne excelled in romantic comedies together, they could also break your heart in this more sober film. They play a young married couple whose lives are continually interrupted by tragedy. Their desperate bid to adopt a child culminates in the beautiful scene where Grant explains to unsympathetic authorities how he and Dunne have truly become the parents of the child they’re trying to adopt permanently.

 

Wed, Apr 23, 12 pm, $21

THE RIDDLE OF THE LABYRINTH

Of course, you know the story of how Michael Ventris cracked Linear B, the oldest known version of the Greek language and Europe’s earliest written language – a classic, linguistic detective story. But what you might not know is the crucial role of Alice Kober, the American woman who laid the groundwork for the decipherment. In a book filled with genuine suspense, New York Times reporter Margalit Fox reveals the exciting story of Kober’s work, her tragic early death, and the obsessive quest to unravel the words written over 3,400 years ago on clay tablets in Crete.

 

Wed, Apr 23, 7 pm, from $30

TOTAL RECALL: ONE-NIGHT MEMORY WORKSHOP

If you forget names or lose track of essential information, tie a string around your finger so you’ll remember to come to this! Learn to boost your recall power by developing memory fitness. Dr. Margaret C. Sewell, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai, identifies lifestyle factors that hinder memory potential and gives practical tips on how to rev up your recall power.

 

Wed, Apr 23, 7:30 pm, $29

DAVID J. KAHN: CROSSWORD PUZZLE MASTER

Learn to think like a cruciverbalist! Discuss strategy and reasoning with a legendary puzzle creator.

 

Wed, Apr 23, 8:15 pm, from $29

DEBORAH VOIGT IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO
A diva and a director dish. Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt and powerhouse opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over 25 years, come to 92Y to talk opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship. There are not many women artistic and general directors in opera and not many sopranos who can tackle both Wagner and classic Italian roles – but Zambello and Voigt have challenged stereotypes as they’ve built brilliant careers. Find out how they navigate the high-flying demands of international opera and what interests they pursue away from the stage. This event will be streamed live at 92Y.org/livecast.

 

Thu, Apr 24, 12 pm, from $21

ON GENE KELLY: ACTOR, DANCER, DIRECTOR

Gene Kelly was a dominant force in Hollywood musical films from the mid 1940’s through the late 1950’s, and is largely responsible, along with Stanley Donen, for what many consider the most perfect of MGM musicals, Singin’ in the Rain. Kelly brought a new seriousness to dance in film, nudging audiences towards more abstract and theatrical dance forms like ballet. His own athleticism and vigor transformed the character of dance in musicals, and his sharp artistic vision led him to success as a director in his later years, both on Broadway and in movies – he directed the film version of Hello, Dolly! Gain a deeper appreciation of this influential and appealing artist as Marc Courtade discusses Kelly’s career.

 

Thu, Apr 17, 7 pm, from $21

Legendary Movie Stars with Howard Oboler | GRETA GARBO

When the great movie studios were in power, each developed its own stars and marketed them carefully to a public that idolized them. Howard Oboler, a lecturer at New York and Florida Atlantic universities and popular film lecturer at 92Y, takes a look at some of those stars and their special appeal. More than one of the most beautiful women ever to appear on screen, Garbo was a fascinating actor, who retained the subtlest of facial expressions even when she moved into talking films and started using her distinctive, husky voice. The star of stars.

 

Fri, Apr 25, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all ten sessions

Commanding Films | STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)

Film scholar Mark Ethan Toporek takes you on a cinematic survey of the Ten Commandments. Each week, a different film tackles a different commandment. The 6th Commandment: You shall not murder. OK, but what if you could get someone to do the murder for you? One of Hitchcock’s very best films finds Farley Granger struggling with the creepy bargain he didn’t even think he’d made with a very unsettling Robert Walker.

 

Sun, Apr 27, 7:30 pm, from $29

In the News with Jeff Greenfield | JOE KLEIN

A weekly column and blog posts. A bestselling political novel a clef, Primary Colors. A biography of Woody Guthrie. 25 cover articles for Time. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations. That’s Joe Klein, a provocative, probing political journalist who’s as interested in policy making as he is in the turmoil of the campaign trail. The New York Times has said that Klein hears what other people miss. So hear it for yourself in person, as he talks with Greenfield.

 

Mon, Apr 28, 7 pm, from $30

MOVING GRACEFULLY INTO YOUR NEXT STAGE OF LIFE

Entering a new stage of life? Feeling lost or scared? We all know that facing a new phase, even if it’s one you’ve chosen, can be unsettling. Sharon Good teaches powerful concepts and practical steps that can help you move through life’s challenges and changes with a clearer sense of direction and confidence.

 

Tue, Apr 29, 12 pm, tickets from $21

FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE

Following great success with the Fatty Crab restaurant empire, Zak Pelaccio opened Fish & Game, a new restaurant in Hudson, New York, with the help of architect Michael Davis. Using period-sensitive techniques, a former 19th-century blacksmith cottage and carriage house structure underwent an adaptive reuse transformation under Davis’s expert guidance. Plenty of before-and-after photos and lively storytelling from the chef and architect illustrate the collaborative concept of “cooking a restaurant through architecture.”

 

Tue, Apr 29, 8 pm, from $29

LEADERSHIP IN THE 21st CENTURY: DAVID GERGEN with WILLIAM BRATTON, STANLEY McCHRYSTAL and DANA BORN

As we live through a shift in the concept of leadership and power itself, join some of today’s high-profile, innovative and sometimes surprising leaders to explore the nature of leadership. Who can become a leader in a world where technology, entrepreneurism, social good and social media are increasingly linked? How can we hold onto enduring values while managing or creating change in a fast-paced world? David Gergen explores new forms of power with William Bratton, the current (and former) NYC Police Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan and developer of the counter-insurgency strategy there, as well as former commander of the premiere counter-terrorism force, the Joint Special Operations Command; and Dana Born, a retired US Air Force Brigadier General and former dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy, where she taught Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Development, and currently a lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard.

 

Wed, Apr 30, 12 pm, from $21

THE MONOPOLISTS: OBSESSION, FURY and SCANDAL BEHIND AMERICA’S FAVORITE BOARD GAME

The story of how the game Monopoly came to be is as exciting as the game itself. Hear the inside story of how Parker Brothers supported a colorful myth about the game’s origin, the lost female originator, the special versions of the game created for prisoners of war held by the Nazis during World War II, and one man’s lifelong obsession to tell the true story of the game’s questionable origins. Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, shows how the game illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century.

 

Wed, Apr 30, 7:30 pm, from $29  ***SOLD OUT***

WONDER WOMEN with DEBORA SPAR with ANNA QUINDLEN

You know that woman who “has it all” – perfect job, relationship, body? No, you don’t – because she doesn’t exist, argues Barnard College president Debora Spar. With New York Times columnist and best-selling author Anna Quindlen, Spar dissects the tyranny of perfection and offers a radical message to women: Stop trying to be so damn good at everything. Spar’s most recent book is Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection (Sarah Crichton Books, 2013).

 

Wed, Apr 30, 8 pm, from $44

DIANE KEATON

“Is every day a bad hair day, Diane?” a friend once asked Diane Keaton. The Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton takes a candid, hilarious and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, that old frenemy the mirror and how, in the end, you just have to do it your own way. Keaton’s new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty (Random House), comes out the day before our event. At 92Y, she shares funny – and not so funny – moments of trying always to stay true to herself.

 

 

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