TALKS, INTERVIEWS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
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Wed, Sep 3, 12 pm, from $25
REASSESSING AMERICAN STRATEGY IN VIETNAM
General William C. Westmoreland has long been derided for his failed strategy of “attrition” in the Vietnam War, and many believe the U. S. Army failed because that approach was misguided and narrow. Gregory Daddis, a Professor of History at the U. S. Military Academy, takes another look at America’s strategies in combat operations, pacification, nation-building efforts and training, and offers a critical reassessment of one of the defining moments in U. S. history.
Wed, Sep 3, 8 pm, from $30
Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis | BILL CUNNINGHAM
Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis kicks off its fourth year with one of the most influential, but reclusive people in the world of style – New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. To describe Bill Cunningham as a “fashion photographer” doesn’t do justice to his zest, integrity and devotion to New York and its styles. His street fashion photographs have been running in The New York Times for over 35 years – “a whole visual history” of New York in recent decades, as Oscar de la Renta said. Cunningham is friendly and familiar with many of the city’s elite, but keeps to himself and rarely gives interviews. But Fern Mallis persuaded him to come to 92Y and share his story.
Thu, Sep 4, 7 pm, from $30
POWERS OF TWO: CREATIVE PAIRS
Lennon and McCartney, Marie and Pierre Curie, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – when it comes to shaping culture, collaborative dyads have played a crucial role in science, politics and pop culture. Now Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the mysterious “chemistry” which allows a pair to be greater than the sum of its parts. With Mark Boal, the Oscar Award winning writer and producer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, who has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with director Kathryn Bigelow, Shenk will discuss how pairs think, talk and shape each other. Shenk’s new book is Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, August).
Thu, Sep 4, 8 pm, from $30
THE CREATIVE SPARK: LARRY WILMORE IN CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN KOPPELMAN
Screenwriter/director/producer Brian Koppelman (Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Solitary Man, The Illusionist) has had a lifelong fascination with the creative process. On his Grantland podcast The Moment, he has interviewed creative geniuses like Seth Meyers, Mario Batali and David Steinberg about how and why they do what they do. In The Creative Spark, Koppelman’s interviews come to stage as he investigates the process, ritual, habit and magic of the creative mind with brilliant writers and artists from the worlds of film, television, books and art. Join us as he interviews the future host of The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central. Emmy® Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a TV producer, actor, comedian and writer for more than 20 years. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of the upcoming ABC comedy Black-ish. Wilmore is best known for hosting his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials, Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex, and for his many memorable appearances as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has written for In Living Color, The PJ’s (which he co-created), The Office (on which he has appeared as Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also served as creator, writer, and executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show, earning him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award. Wilmore released his first book, I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts, in January 2009.
Sun, Sep 7, 7:30 pm, from $30
AN EVENING WITH VANESSA BAYER
Vanessa Bayer is returning for her fifth season of “Saturday Night Live” after bursting onto the scene during her debut season with her impersonation of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch, “The Miley Cyrus Show.” She has continued to wow audiences with her impressions of Hillary Clinton, Kourtney Kardashian and “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson, as well as her recurring characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman Becky alongside Cecily Strong.
Bayer lent her voice to Universal Pictures’ animated feature, “Despicable Me 2” and will be starring in the web series “Sound Advice with Janessa Slater” that she co-created with her brother Jonah for Broadway Video’s Above Average. She will next be seen in “The Mindy Project.”
Mon, Sep 8, 12 pm, from $24
RESILIENCE: A MOTHER’S CALL TO ACTION
When Lois Schaffer’s daughter, Susie, was murdered by burglars in 2008, the impact on Lois was profound. She moved beyond her grief, found her own resilience and threw herself into the campaign to ban illegal guns, like the ones that killed her daughter. In The Unthinkable: Life, Loss and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2013), Shaffer reflects on her daughter’s life and explains how she herself has tried to prevent similar tragedies in the future. At 92Y, Schaffer talks with New York Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and with Leah Gunn Barrett, the Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.
Mon, Sep 8, 7:30 pm, $30
THE O’NEILL CENTER: 50 YEARS OF CREATING AMERICAN THEATER
Join O’Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan,for a look at the O’Neill’s influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. As planning for the summer 2015 season gets underway, what is the process for gathering and selecting the next great American plays and musicals? The winner of two Tony Awards®, the O’Neill—named after Eugene—focuses on the script and guides writers, directors and other theater artists through their journeys from creation to production. Classic works originating at the O’Neill include John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves, Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others and August Wilson’s Fences, as well as the musicals Violet, Avenue Q and In the Heights.
Tue, Sep 9, 12 pm, $24
THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN
Born in 1885 and considered the granddaddy of composers for the musical theater, film and popular music, Jerome Kern rose from impoverished beginnings in an immigrant Jewish family to become America’s leading composer. Enjoy listening to favorites like “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “All the Things You Are,” while learning about his influence on other great composers and his game-changing Broadway musical, Showboat. Harvey Granat is a popular cabaret performer, Broadway producer, and a historian/educator of the American popular song. He is joined by pianist David Lahm.
Tue, Sep 9, 7 pm, tickets from $30
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEAT: PAT LAFRIEDA, JR. with PAT LAFRIEDA, SR.
Dubbed “the King of Meat” by New York magazine, Pat LaFrieda, Jr. is the mastermind behind the celebrated burgers at many famous restaurants, and a third generation butcher. Learn the history of the LaFrieda family’s great American success story, how they’ve created a business that’s lasted over one hundred years—and how they became a New York City landmark with a street named after them.
Wed, Sep 10, 12 pm, from $24
ROXANA MARCOCI ON CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
Christopher Williams is one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography today. A senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art, Roxana Marcoci, discusses the first retrospective exhibition of his work, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, running at MOMA from July 27 through November 2.
Wed, Sep 10, 7 pm, tickets from $30
CULINARY CONSCIOUSNESS, COAST TO COAST
California’s farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cooking brought “seasonal,” “artisanal,” “local,” “fresh” and “organic” into the national vocabulary and transformed kitchens around the world. Join San Francisco’s Joyce Goldstein (Square One) and NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer for a discussion on the evolution of eating from coast-to-coast. Goldstein was the chef and owner of San Francisco’s Square One for twelve years. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group.
Wed, Sep 10, 7:30 pm, from $30
THE REAL WOLF OF WALL STREET: JORDAN BELFORT WITH DANIEL ALONSO, KELLY EVANS and THANE ROSENBAUM
Jordan Belfort shot to notoriety with the release of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Convicted in 1999 of securities fraud and money laundering, he served 22 months in jail. Now he makes a rare public appearance, talking with former Assistant US Attorney Daniel Alonso and CNBC’s “Closing Bell” co-anchor Kelly Evans about the law, business and culture of Wall Street. Thane Rosenbaum, an NYU Law School professor and director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society, moderates.
Wed, Sep 10, 8:15 pm, from $30
THE HUMAN AGE: DIANE ACKERMAN WITH DAVA SOBEL
What does it mean, for people, for other living creatures and for the planet, that human beings are the dominant force on earth? Diane Ackerman, whose bestselling science books include A Natural History of the Senses and The Zookeeper’s Wife, looks at how we have changed the world radically – but not always for the worse. With Dava Sobel, the author of Galileo’s Daughter and Longitude, Ackerman discusses the many ways we’ve altered our bodies, our planet, our minds, our future and the linchpins of everyday life.
Thu, Sep 11, 12 pm, from $24
THE IMPULSE SOCIETY: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION
Journalist Paul Roberts explores how our entire socioeconomic system – from citizens and families to CEOs and politicians – has devolved into a giant engine devoted to selfish, short-term impulses. Roberts lays out the history and geography of this new social order and charts a clear pathway toward a different and brighter future.
Thu, Sep 11, 7 pm, tickets from $30
ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO EAT: WHERE FOOD AND MEDIA INTERSECT
Join this unique panel for a discussion about the many new and different players in the food-media landscape today. Featuring experts who have navigated the field: a chef turned food magazine publisher, a blogger turned cookbook author, and food website editors who are responsible for determining what’s newsworthy, and creating trends both online and in print. Kerry Diamond is co-founder/editorial director of Cherry Bombe. Paula Forbes is reports editor for Eater. Jessica Merchant is a food writer (Relish), blogger (How Sweet Eats) and author of Seriously Delish. Helen Rosner is executive digital editor of Saveur. Adina Steiman is the features director of Epicurious. Moderator Kat Kinsman is managing editor of CNN’s Eatocracy.
Fri, Sep 12, 12 pm, from $24
SHIRLEY TEMPLE: FROM CHILD STAR TO DIPLOMAT
When she was five years old, in 1934, Shirley Temple was the number one box office star in the United States. She remained so for the next five years. She kept acting into young adulthood and then changed direction completely. She became a diplomat – the U. S. Ambassador to both Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and the Chief of Protocol for the United States. What a story! Find out how she got from Hollywood to Accra with Marc Courtade.
Sun, Sep 14, 8 pm, from $30
ANDREA MARTIN IN CONVERSATION with NATHAN LANE
Join award winning actress Andrea Martin as she discusses her new memoir, Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts (Harper, September), with good friend Nathan Lane. A not-to-be missed conversation on the triumphs and challenges – both professional and personal – of a lifetime in show business, including lots of laugher along the way.
Mon, Sep 15, 8:15 pm, tickets from $30
OY! ONLY SIX? WHY NOT MORE?—SIX-WORD MEMOIRS ON THE JEWISH LIFE
In 2006, SMITH Magazine gave Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word story (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”) a personal twist, calling it the Six-Word Memoir. Now, SMITH Magazine presents a series of storytelling shows at 92Y. Panelists Piper Kerman and Larry Smith, with guests TBA,each start with a Six-Word Memoir, then reveal the back story in six minutes. At the show’s end, everyone is invited to share their own Six-Word Memoir during a “Six Word Slam.”
Starts Tue, Sep 16, 10-11:30 am, $30 per session / $240 for all 9
Class | GREAT FEMALE ROLES AND THE WOMEN WHO BROUGHT THEM TO LIFE
Playwright and critic Tony Vellela digs deep into some of theater’s greatest female characters, exploring what’s written on the page, what’s implied in the subtext and how they’ve been interpreted by iconic actresses who have played them. Each session features viewings of segments from Vellela’s exclusive, in-depth interviews with the American theater’s most respected actresses.
Sep 16: The Glass Menagerie’s Amanda—Olympia Dukakis, Julie Harris
Sep 23: Gypsy’s Rose—Bernadette Peters, Tyne Daly, Betty Buckley
Sep 30: A Raisin in the Sun’s Ruth—Ruby Dee, Audra McDonald
Oct 7: The King and I’s Anna—Donna Murphy, Angela Lansbury
Oct 14: Carousel’s Julie—Barbara Cook, Shirley Jones
Oct 21: The Heidi Chronicles’ Heidi—Joan Allen, playwright Wendy Wasserstein
Oct 28: A Streetcar Named Desire’s Blanche—Julie Harris, Uta Hagen
Nov 4: West Side Story’s Anita—Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth
Nov 11: The Seagull’s Arkadina—Tyne Daly, Uta Hagen
Tue, Sep 16, 7 pm, $30
NYC’S REAL ESTATE MARKET: TIME TO BUY, SELL OR INVEST?
Our annual talk with leading broker Jacky Teplitzky of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She separates fact from fiction and gives helpful insight regarding the city’s dynamic real estate market.
Wed, Sep 17, 12 pm, tickets from $24
BITTER AND DELICIOUS: RECIPES FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOR
What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate and radicchio all have in common? They’re bitter— and delicious! Jennifer McLagan, award-winning author of Bones, Fat and Odd Bits, shares the science, culture and history of this misunderstood flavor—plus some of the 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes from her new book, Bitter (Ten Speed Press; September 16, 2014), with moderator David Leite.
Wed, Sep 17, 7:30 pm, from $30
ERIC LIU WITH DAVID HENRY HWANG: A CHINAMAN’S CHANCE
From Zappos CEO Tony Hseih to “tiger mom” Amy Chua to the Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life and culture—at the same moment when China has emerged at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang joins Eric Liu to investigate. Liu is an educator, civic entrepreneur and the author of A Chinaman’s Chance.
Thu, Sep 18, 12 pm, from $24
THE VITALITY PLAN: EMBRACING THE ANTI-AGING POWER OF FOOD
Identify key vibrancy sappers and their impact on aging; learn how to utilize food to increase vitality and gain practical, science-based recommendations to combat stress, manage weight and put the brakes on aging. With Ellen Zied, the author of Younger Next Week (Harlequin, 2013).
Thu, Sep 18, 7 pm, $45 (includes a signed copy of American Craft Beer Cookbook)
THE DYNAMIC FLAVORS OF BEER WITH JON HOLL
There’s never been a better time to drink local when it comes to beer in the USA. Explore the history of beer in this guided tasting that will illuminate the past, dive deep into food pairings and debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that surround the popular beverage. “The pairing-timid will be inspired, while the cuisine-à-la-bière geeks are sure to discover some bold new flavor combos.”—Beer Advocate. John Holl’s books include American Craft Beer Cookbook. He is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and has written for TheNew York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast and Beverage World.
Thu, Sep 18, 7 pm, from $25
HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE
How do you respond to difficult situations and people while still making sure your needs are met? DIAN KILLIAN, the executive director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, teaches how to form better connections and understanding with other people even when there are conflicts or personality clashes.
Fri, Sep 19, 12 pm, $24
MOVIE MUSIC OF THE ‘30S AND ‘40S
Enjoy live music, singing, and an enlightening exploration of the stories behind the music from the golden age of movie musicals, including Top Hat, Gold Diggers of 1933, The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, On the Town, The Pirate and more! Carla Innerfield is a musicologist, music educator and Program Director of Opera in the Classroom at the Dicapo Opera Theatre in NY. Chris Coogan is a jazz and gospel musician.
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Sun, Sep 21-Mon, Sep 22, 12 – 6 pm
THE SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT: #2030NOW: CONNECTING FOR GOOD, CONNECTING FOR ALL
With KUMI NAIDOO, MUHAMMAD YUNUS, MEGAN SMITH, PETE CASHMORE, WENDY NORMAN, YAEL MAGUIRE, HELEN CLARK, TROY CARTER, AVI REICHENTAL and others
Presented with Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and made possible in partnership with Ericsson.
The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world will take September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City, coinciding with United Nations Week. The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for Good, Connecting for All – will challenge speakers, participants, and a growing worldwide community to explore how technology and new media can be leveraged to benefit people everywhere, to create a better world by the year 2030. 92Y presents The Social Good Summit in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, the United Nations Development Programme and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Journalists and bloggers are welcome! For more info, go to http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=106021. To register as a blogger or journalist, go to http://mashable.com/sgs/press-registration/
Mon, Sep 22, 12 pm, from $24
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ATOMIC AGE
From x-rays and Marie Curie, to the atomic bomb and fallout shelters, to the 2011 meltdown in Japan, humans have had a complicated, ambiguous relationship with nuclear power. Craig Nelson’s book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era (Scribner, 2014), tells the vivid story of the men and women who unlocked the atom’s secrets and, in so doing, gave mankind an unprecedented power. He’ll discuss some of those fascinating figures, from Enrico Fermi to Ronald Reagan and beyond.
Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm, $40
CULTIVATING CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR SUCCESS
How important is service? Statistics show that great customer service is a critical component to the success of any business. The core principle of good customer relations, providing service from the heart, began in the restaurant industry, but it can be applied to any customer service situation. Borrowing techniques from meditation practices and acting exercises, this class helps you develop your intuitive impulse to care: the most direct and sincere way to give great service. With Carleen von Eikh.
Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm, from $24
OPTIMIZE YOUR ENERGY
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, renowned energy expert and researcher and director of the Practitioners Alliance Networks, discusses key areas that can easily optimize your energy and vivacity.
Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm, $40
HOW TO REALLY MAKE IT IN VOICE-OVERS
You don’t have to be a celebrity to do voiceover work. Find out what it takes and how you can get a jump on the competition. With Alan Schwartz, the voice of the Mac Operating System, iTunes and the iPod Nano and a voiceover artist with over eleven years’ experience.
Tue, Sep 23, 12 pm, from $24
CHRISTINE BADER: EVOLUTION OF A CORPORATE IDEALIST
There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest companies, pushing for more responsible and sustainable practices. Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved working for BP and believed in her work, managing the social impacts of major projects. But a string of accidents, culminating in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, changed the course of her work and life. In her book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil (Bibliomotion, 2014), she told not just her own story but that of other people fighting on the inside to make business practices more just and less destructive.
Tue, Sep 23, 7 pm, from $30
Does the discipline and rigor of music training provide the tools you need to succeed in other fields? Joanne Lipman explores the connection between serious music training and extraordinary achievement with hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner, a pianist who took classes at Juilliard; concert pianist and technology CEO Robert Taub; and Advertising Hall of Fame and cellist Steve Hayden. Joanne Lipman, the founding editor-in-chief of Portfolio and deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, moderates. She’s the author of Strings Attached (Hyperion, October).
Tue, Sep 23, 7 pm, $20
HOW TO GET BACK IN THE DATING GAME
If you’ve been away from dating for a while and are nervous about stepping back in, professional counselor Terri Sloan has tips and guidance for you.
Sun, Sep 28, 2:30 pm, from $30
SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND WITH GLORIA STEINEM
The New York Senator and rising political star talks about what’s wrong (and right) in Washington and the importance of engaging the next generation. She and her interviewer, feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, plan to focus on the need for more women to get involved in politics and make their voices heard. Gillibrand will also discuss her new book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World (Ballantine Books, September).
Sun, Sep 28, 5 pm, from $30
World Politics with Ralph Buultjens | THE MIDDLE EAST AT WAR
For over 15 years, 92Y audiences have relished the clarity and thoughtfulness Professor Ralph Buultjens brings to discussions of foreign affairs. Drawing on his vast knowledge and understanding of how a conflict in one part of the world affects peace in another, Buultjens offers insight you won’t find anywhere else. With multiple conflicts going on in the Middle East, Buultjens looks at potential winners and losers, the roles played by oil and by religion and the impact on Israel’s security.
Sun, Sep 28, 8:15 pm, tickets from $30
NEW YORK STORIES WITH BUDD MISHKIN—BORN IN THE USSR
Gary Shteyngart, whose memoir, Little Failure, sent fans and critics alike into raptures of delight and Anya Von Bremzen, whose Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking filled readers’ eyes with tears and their hearts with laughter, share childhood memories of the hardship and the madness of Soviet Russia and the immigrant experience of coming to America, and how their Russian culture—so sticky, so impossible to shake—continues to inform who they are to this day.
Mon, Sep 29, 12 pm, from $24
Psychobiography with Dr. Gail Saltz | ON MARIE CURIE
Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth of science superhero. Curie was an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular career, a demanding family, the prejudices of society and her own passionate nature. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win Nobels in two different fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences – but all that success came at a price. Goldsmith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has written several bestselling books, including Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie. Goldsmith talks with author and psychoanalyst Dr. Gail Saltz.
Mon, Sep 29, 7 pm, $30
MOVING GRACEFULLY INTO YOUR NEXT STAGE OF LIFE
If you’re graduating, going through a mid-life transition, approaching retirement, starting or ending a relationship or looking for a new job, you know how unsettling change can be. Expert life coach Sharon Good teaches you powerful concepts and steps to help you move through life’s most challenging changes with confidence and a sense of purpose.
Mon, Sep 29, 7:30 pm, from $30
THE MARSHMALLOW TEST: MASTERING SELF-CONTROL
Is self-control the secret to success in life? Are we born with (or without) it, or can it be taught? Walter Mischel, who tested kids by presenting them with two marshmallows and giving them the choice of eating one now or two later, says that self-control predicts everything from SAT scores to a greater sense of self-worth. He’ll discuss his book, The Marshmallow Test (Little, Brown and Company, September) with Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, author of the bestselling Thinking Fast and Slow.
Tue, Sep 30, 12 pm, from $24
STROKES: WARNING SIGNS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Dr. Matthew Fink, the head neurologist at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, presents the most updated information about stroke and cerebrovascular disease, the leading cause of permanent disability in the US. Focusing on prevention, he’ll help you recognize warning signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options.
Tue, Sep, 30, 6:30 pm, from $22
PERSPECTIVE: FINDING THE CALM IN THE STORM
World-renowned psychologist Robert J. Wicks combines wisdom with cutting-edge research in cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology. He explains the steps you can take to maintain an optimistic “inner space.”
Tue, Sep 30, 8:15 pm, from $30
THE GLASS CAGE: NICHOLAS CARR WITH TIM WU
Computers are so convenient, aren’t they? They’ve made so many things easier for us. But could they also be sapping our skills and diminishing our lives? If you no longer have to search your memory for something and instead can just look it up, is your brain power diminished? Two acclaimed thinkers about modern technology weigh the pros and cons of our automated age. Nicholas Carr is the bestselling author of The Shallows: What is the Internet Doing to Our Brains? and, most recently, The Glass Cage (W. W. Norton, September). Tim Wu is a Columbia Law School professor who has worked on Net Neutrality theory and is the author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, among other books.
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