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Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

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

Sexual desire and eroticism were and still are considered today as a-philosophical, even anti-philosophical topics. When we wonder why philosophers rarely speak about sexuality, we seem to face not only a moral question, but also a linguistic one. Is the language itself unable to capture such a subjective, qualitative - and physiological experience?...

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$20

Economics, Narrative, and Pandemics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Narratives that circulate among the general population are potentially contagious and can be epidemic, just as disease viruses are.  The general public does not talk about pure economic theory much, but some rudimentary theories that guide their economic decisions are spread by their connection with viral human-interest narratives. With modern...

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$20

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Whore's Eye View

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Kaytlin has just finished an early and unpolished draft of her second one woman show. This piece is an irreverent mad dash through 10,000 years of sex work history in 60 Minutes. Kaytlin will be reading a draft of the show and then hosting a talk back discussion.

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$5

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Reading Kipling

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

Rudyard Kipling’s name is associated today with Disney’s version of The Jungle Book and with Imperialism. In this course we will see how the first is exclusionary (Kipling was above all a great craftsman of complex tales and poems) and how the second is largely false. We will study six short stories that will show the vast range of Kipling’s...

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$420

3 sessions

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

The City We Became: A Conversation with N.K. Jemisin

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

Speculative fiction and Hugo awarding-winning writer N.K. Jemisin sits down with organizer and activist Whitney Hu to discuss her forthcoming novel, The City We Became (March 2020).   The story follows six characters -- each avatars of the five boroughs, and one of the city as a whole (based on demographic research done by Jemisin) as they...

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$25

The Correspondence: Music and Literature

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

A unique and unforgettable mixture of performance, writing, and history of classical music led by Elena Baksht, founding director of the Southampton Arts Festival and Music at Lincoln Center, and “one of the most intriguing pianists of her generation.” An electrifying performer and engaging teacher, Baksht’s fascination with literature’s surprising...

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$160

4 sessions

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West

at Think Olio - Murray Hill 419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West, And Shaking Your Mind Out of Its Rut This Olio will discuss a book that is specifically charged to break the mind out of cliché and into a perpetual freshness of language – and maybe cure writer’s block.   That book is John Ashbery’s A Wave and the 20 page title poem, in Ashbery’s words “has...

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$15

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Life in the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

On the eve of the millennium, earth scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer coined the term “the Anthropocene” – the time of humans – to name our current age, reflecting apocalyptic anxieties that nothing on planet Earth seems to be beyond the reach of human industry and interference.  In the nearly two decades since, the Anthropocene...

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$315

4 sessions

Middlemarch

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Virginia Woolf called George Eliot’s Middlemarch “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Henry James described it as “at once one of the strongest and one of the weakest of English novels… a treasure-house of details [and] an indifferent whole.” In our own time, Middlemarch is widely considered the finest Victorian...

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$315

4 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

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$125

6 sessions

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Writing Studio - Hollywood Near the intersection of La Brea & Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing. The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction. This is an ongoing...

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$160

4 sessions

Midnight Society

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

Was it Aliens... or Hypnosis, Ghosts... or Hallucination, Demons... or Delusion? Our storytellers dive in to the scary stories that have haunted us for generations, and the psychology behind them. We explore the unexplained and find that the reasons we invent supernatural stories are often more terrifying than the stories themselves. July Theme:...

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$15

Blow His Mind: Fellatio Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at RebaTheDiva's Sexpert Consultants - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Washington, District of Columbia 00000

Due to COVID-19, all scheduled classes will be held Virtually. The perfect happy hour or after-brunch alternative, these workshops are a unique experience that is tastefully racy, fun, and educational! The Blow His Mind! Oral Sex Workshop helps participants learn the best techniques for giving mind-blowing fellatio, and quickly! No more achy jaws!...

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$40

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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