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Pass the Flamingo: The Cuisine of Ancient Greece

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

The Ancient Greeks have had a pretty formidable influence on the modern Western world. We're surrounded by references to their government, art, literature, mythology…but what about their food? After a long day of writing philosophy or besieging Troy, what kind of meal would an Ancient Spartan or Athenian enjoy? Fortunately for us, the Greeks...

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$10

The Art of Love in Ancient Rome

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

Since its publication in the early 1st century AD, Ovid's poem The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) has been one of the most popular and controversial works of literature to have survived from the Roman Empire. While on its surface The Art of Love is a humorous and lighthearted look at the dating scene in early Imperial Rome, the poem also serves as a subversive...

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Redefining Success: Finding Your Purpose

at General Assembly - Flatiron 10 E 21st St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10010

In this interactive and interdisciplinary class, we will look at the metrics we traditionally use to define what we want in our jobs and in our lives. We will talk about money, status, and what success really looks like. We will talk about dream jobs and dream lives, and what that means for us. We will look at the history and cultural meaning of success,...

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$150

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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

The hieroglyphic script of the Ancient Egyptians was used for almost 4000 years in temples, monuments, official documents, tombs and funerary literature. Only 1 in 100 Ancient Egyptians could read and write, so hieroglyphs were nearly as mysterious to most of them as they are to people in 2015. Come learn about Egyptian hieroglyphs, from...

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The Art of Love: Playing the Game In Ancient Rome

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

Since its publication in the early 1st century AD, Ovid's poem The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) has been one of the most popular and controversial works of literature to have survived from the Roman Empire. While on its surface The Art of Love is a humorous and lighthearted look at the dating scene in early Imperial Rome, the poem also serves as a subversive...

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$10

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Olio Muse: In Search of Proust's Music

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

*OlioMuse* In Search of Proust's Music: Recognizing the Musical Motif Professor Charles Riley presents the idea that Marcel Proust, when writing his titanic and epochal novel In Search of Things Past, was inspired by musical notions of thematic development - especially as embodied in Cesar Franck’s violin sonata - by common consent the greatest...

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$25

Black to the Future: Afrofuturism & Black Sci-Fi

at Think Olio - Brooklyn 894 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu’s 2013-2014 Brooklyn Museum exhibit, “A Fantastic Journey” embodied several tenets of Black futurity. In fact, the placard for Mutu’s A'gave you (2008) described  Afrofuturism as, "an aesthetic that uses the imaginative strategies of science fiction to envision alternate realities for Africa and people of African...

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$12

Pinch of Psychedelic: Therapeutic & Spiritual Efficacy

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

A Pinch of Psychedelic: The Therapeutic and Spiritual Efficacy of LSD, Psilocybin, and DMT In 1956, at meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences in Manhattan, an English psychiatrist by the name of Humphry Osmond coined the term psychedelic, meaning “mind-evident.” The word is a nominal construction of the Greek words psyche (ψυχή) or “mind”...

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$100

4 sessions

Capitalism in Western Thought

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This course will delve into this body of literature by considering the idea of capitalism and the intellectual debates that have accompanied its historical development in the West. Reading from Smith, Rousseau, De Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx, Weber, Keynes, Polanyi, Schumpeter and others, we will survey the views of its leading proponents and critics....

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$315

4 sessions

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Economy, Technology, and the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

“Goldman Sachs doesn’t care if you raise chickens,” Jodi Dean once quipped. One could add: the earth doesn’t care either. As the implications of climate change become more pressing and obvious by the day, and with the staggering incapacity of “business-as-usual” to respond accordingly, many people feel at an impasse about what can be done...

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$315

4 sessions

Reading F Jameson: History, Postmodernism & Utopia

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Reading Frederic Jameson: History, Postmodernism, and Utopia Why read Fredric Jameson? From “always historicize!,” the opening provocation of The Political Unconscious, to the claim, central to Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, that the postmodern is characterized by a loss of the sense of history in the fragmentation of...

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$315

4 sessions

The Human Condition

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

What does it mean to be human in the world today? Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) is a provocative treatise on what it means to live on earth and share the world in common. Her study, originally intended to be titled Amor Mundi (Love of the World), investigates the central activities of human life—labor, work, action—and their corresponding...

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$315

4 sessions

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

Art was anything but peripheral to Kant’s philosophical project. In judging a thing to be beautiful, Kant maintained, we bridge “the great gulf” of nature and human freedom, and prepare ourselves to “love something, even nature, without interest”—that is, exercise moral judgment. Immensely influential in its time, the so-called “third...

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$315

4 sessions

French Literature & Feminism

at Learn French BK - Colorado Springs 3650 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80132

The language of love lends HER voice to seminal stories of Super Hero Femmes.  Learn French Brooklyn lead instructor Souad Bouhayat offers expert instruction and guidance to this impassioned subject matter. Each workshop follows a predetermined curriculum and study plan.  Book excerpts are read, dissected and discussed in an equally academic...

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$195

Proust in Time: The Guermantes Way

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

As The Guermantes Way, the third volume of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, begins, the worlds of childhood and early adolescence are torn asunder as the narrator comes into maturity. Proust explores the faultlines of aristocratic society and the intensities of individual psychic experience in actions as small as a family’s move from one apartment...

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$315

4 sessions

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