Oct 6 10am Morgan shows Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and other Printed Material

The monk from nowhere who defeated the Pope with the printing press

NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
EXPLORES THE WORLD OF MARTIN LUTHER IN TEXT AND ART

Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation
October 7, 2016 through January 22, 2017

**Press Preview: Thursday, October 6, 10–11:30 am**
RSVP: media@themorgan.org

New York, NY, September 9, 2016 — Five hundred years ago a monk in a backwater town at the edge of Germany took on the most powerful men in Europe—the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope—and he won.

Martin Luther’s Reformation ranks among the most successful religious movements in history, altering western society and culture forever, and was a testament to his creative use of communications, notably rapidly evolving print technology, to promote his views. To mark the historic anniversary of Luther posting the Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg in 1517, Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation, a new exhibition opening at the Morgan Library & Museum on October 7, explores the evolution of his movement and its triumphant propagation in text and art. The exhibition will remain on view through January 22.

Word and Image includes more than ninety objects, highlighted by one of the six existing printed copies of the Ninety-Five Theses, and nearly forty paintings, prints, and drawings by the celebrated German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder. Also on view will be Luther’s manuscript draft of his famous Old Testament translation, sculptor Conrad Meit’s exquisite statues of Adam and Eve, and over thirty of Luther’s most important publications. The majority of the works in the show are loans from German museums and have never before been exhibited in the United States.

“The Morgan is internationally recognized for its outstanding collections of early printed books and Northern European prints and drawings, so an exhibition on Martin Luther’s deft use of such material to spread his views is an important and exciting opportunity for us,” said Colin B. Bailey, the museum’s director. “Luther understood that his ideas and public image required textual and visual support on a large scale to engage a mass audience. He took advantage of new developments in printing and befriended accomplished artists such as Cranach the Elder to help him in this effort. The result was a sophisticated melding of word and image, that helped launch a religious and cultural revolution.”

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Sep 30 Thu 6.30-8pm Peter Singer Ethics in the Real World Cooper Union

Peter SInger analyzes ethical conundrums with a scalpel but he should look to his premises when it comes to science(photo Tony Phillips)

Peter SInger analyzes ethical conundrums with a scalpel but he should look to his premises when it comes to science(photo Tony Phillips)

ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Peter Singer will deliver a free, public talk about his latest book, a group of short essays, entitled Ethics in the Real World (Princeton University Press). In it he applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalized, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and what is the value of the pale blue dot that is our planet. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer’s thoughts on one of his favorite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast.

The Economist wrote of Ethics and the Real World: “It is an accessible introduction to the work of a philosopher who would not regard being described as “accessible” as an insult. … Despite their brevity, the essays do not shirk the big moral questions…”

Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He first became well known internationally in 1975 with the publication of Animal Liberation. His other books include How Are We to Live?, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), and The Most Good You Can Do. He divides his time between Princeton and Melbourne.

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Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/ethics-real-world

Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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((Sep 29 Thu 7pm Book Signing – Richard Wiseman: 101 Bets You Will Always Win – at Paulaner, 265 Bowery,))

There is no one like Richard Wiseman the great puzzle purveyer

There is no one like Richard Wiseman the great puzzle purveyer

Book Signing – Richard Wiseman: 101 Bets You Will Always Win
Richard WisemanWhen: Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Paulaner, 265 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (Map)
Cost: Free
Richard Wiseman, globe trotting psychologist, magician, and keynote speaker at this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, is back in NYC and looking to sign books and share drinks. Come join us at the Paulaner to celebrate the release of Richard’s latest book, 101 Bets You Will Always Win. Copies will be available for sale!
Everyone loves a winner. Imagine being able to challenge anyone with seemingly impossible bets, safe in the knowledge that you will always win. Imagine no more. Richard Wiseman is a psychologist who has traveled the globe in search of the world’s greatest bets and in 101 BETS YOU WILL ALWAYS WIN: Jaw-Dropping Illusions, Remarkable Riddles, Scintillating Science Stunts, and Cunning Conundrums That Will Astound and Amaze Everyone You Know (St. Martin’s Griffin; September 27, 2016) he shows you how to use science, logic and a healthy dose of trickery always to be on the winning side of every bet you make.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and has gained an international reputation for research into offbeat areas of psychology, including deception, humor, and luck. He is the author of The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and numerous other books. A passionate advocate for science, Wiseman is well-known for his media appearances, high-profile talks, live demonstrations, and mass-participation studies. He has his own YouTube channel called Quirkology.
Paulaner NYC is a Bavarian style restaurant and bar, featuring a wide variety of beers brewed onsite. The menu features everything from house-made sausages to vegetarian options. There’s no reason to leave hungry or thirsty!
More info here.Book Signing – Richard Wiseman: 101 Bets You Will Always Win
Richard WisemanWhen: Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Paulaner, 265 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (Map)
Cost: Free
Richard Wiseman, globe trotting psychologist, magician, and keynote speaker at this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, is back in NYC and looking to sign books and share drinks. Come join us at the Paulaner to celebrate the release of Richard’s latest book, 101 Bets You Will Always Win. Copies will be available for sale!
Everyone loves a winner. Imagine being able to challenge anyone with seemingly impossible bets, safe in the knowledge that you will always win. Imagine no more. Richard Wiseman is a psychologist who has traveled the globe in search of the world’s greatest bets and in 101 BETS YOU WILL ALWAYS WIN: Jaw-Dropping Illusions, Remarkable Riddles, Scintillating Science Stunts, and Cunning Conundrums That Will Astound and Amaze Everyone You Know (St. Martin’s Griffin; September 27, 2016) he shows you how to use science, logic and a healthy dose of trickery always to be on the winning side of every bet you make.
Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and has gained an international reputation for research into offbeat areas of psychology, including deception, humor, and luck. He is the author of The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and numerous other books. A passionate advocate for science, Wiseman is well-known for his media appearances, high-profile talks, live demonstrations, and mass-participation studies. He has his own YouTube channel called Quirkology.
Paulaner NYC is a Bavarian style restaurant and bar, featuring a wide variety of beers brewed onsite. The menu features everything from house-made sausages to vegetarian options. There’s no reason to leave hungry or thirsty!
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Sep 23 Fri till Oct 8th – The Ruins of Lifta – Outstanding Documentary at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas – “Where the Holocaust and the Palestinian Exile meet”

The Ruins of Lifta – Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet: An unusually rich and understanding exploration of the painful past and threatened future of Lifta, the last ruins standing of the 1948 forced removal of 700,000 Arabs from over 800 villages to make way for an independent Israel, personalized in a moving face-to-face meeting of two good people on either side of al-Nakba (“the catastrophe”)

Sins of the past and present
Deep humanitarianism is the style of this perfectly constructed, personally respectful and patiently understanding documentary about the two sides of Israel’s first but still festering war atrocity, the Palestinian Nakba (national disaster) of forced exile of 700,000 Arabs from as many as 800 villages in Israel’s 1948 war of independence, with its iron fist policy against return, as New York filmmakers Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky follow Daum in his personal odyssey to escape his Orthodox Jewish family’s one sided views and visit Israel to explore for himself the true character of Palestinians and their experience in the ongoing dispute since 2005 over The Ruins of Lifta, a vivid model of the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict, since Lifta is the only one of the evacuated Arab villages whose ruins have not yet been replaced with Israeli settlement, whose crumbling walls with stones quarried and built by the hands of its Arab inhabitants and holes blasted in its roofs to prevent return still stand as mute witness to political violence long ago and since which has left so many torn from their ancestral homes and still yearning to go back, a predicament here personalized by Menachem’s meetings with the poetic and dignified Lifta refugee Yacoub Adeh who leads the Palestinian movement to at least preserve Lifta as a memorial and defend it from an Israeli plan to develop the historically significant valley, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, though only if the Israeli government agrees not to develop it, and in the person to person rapprochement Menachem achieves in the moving climax to their film, when he introduces his friend and Holocaust survivor the lively 85 year old Dascha Rittenberg from Manhattan to Jacoub and both clash over whether one great anguish justifies another, but as they tread the paths of Lifta’s ruins together, eventually agree that peace would be served by making Lifta a memorial to a past where many Jews and Arabs once lived in harmony and an inspiration to a shared future, a small but meaningful victory for the notably humane spirit of Daum, whose equally distinguished preceding documentary Hiding and Seeking was on a similar theme of broadening the views of his two sons by taking them to Poland to visit the families of the farmers who hid Jews during World War II at the risk of their own lives, and to see young Christian Poles renovating Jewish cemeteries. – AL

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The Ruins of Lifta will be premiering on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, New York (and in Los Angeles a month later, in Laemmle Theatres on October 28, 2016)

The mega-narratives underlying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are pitted against each other by a Holocaust survivor and a Nakba refugee who meet in the haunting ruins of Lifta, the only Arab village emptied in 1948 that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated by Jews.

Trailer: The Ruins of Lifta – Trailer


Synopsis

attendnyc-sep-16-16-lifta-less-ruinedLifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Its ruins are now threatened by an Israeli development plan that would convert it into an upscale Jewish neighborhood. Discovering that his parents’ Holocaust experiences may have distorted his views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Menachem–the filmmaker and an Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn–sets out to establish a personal relationship with a Palestinian. He meets Yacoub, who was expelled from Lifta and now leads the struggle to save the haunting ruins of his village from Israeli plans to build luxury villas on the site. Learning that Lifta was once a place where Jews and Arabs got along, Menachem joins Yacoub’s campaign in the hopes that Lifta can serve as a place of reflection and reconciliation. This sets up a climactic encounter between a Holocaust survivor and a Nakba refugee amidst the ruins of Lifta.

Menachem, Dasha and Yacoub:  Human contact - the only way political narratives and emotions can be brought together in mutual understanding

Menachem, Dasha and Yacoub: Human contact – the only way political narratives and emotions can be brought together in mutual understanding

“Lifta’s Ruins succeeds as a personally honest and politically provocative documentary. It makes me think of the wonderful line that Jean Renoir speaks in his film Rules of the Game, ‘There’s only one terrible thing in this world, that everyone has his reasons.’” – Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor, author of Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust

“A personal, self-questioning encounter with the myths of history that measures the abyss between Palestinians and Jews, and between the two contending nations and peace; “a site of memory” whose history has for too long been erased; a profoundly searching and moving inquiry into the collective and personal past of Arabs and Jews; an ethical testimony marked by visual beauty and emotional poignancy, and a place where the ongoing tragedy, of Israel/Palestine continues to be reenacted.” – Marc Kaminsky, author of Shadow Traffic

“A painful, powerful and problematic film that dares to go into the ruins of a Palestinian village strategically situated on the road to Jerusalem and the conflicting claims of memories that divide Jews and Palestinians. It boldly believes that the commonality of our collective humanity can heal wounds and bridge divisions, a message that is all the more urgent because it is all the more absent in the world today.” – Michael Berenbaum, author After Tragedy and Triumph

“To the great credit of its creators, The Ruins of Lifta offers no pat dialogue-based solution to the crises of the region.” – George Robinson, The Jewish Week

“A vital study of loss and memory. Grounded in the art of listening, ‘The Ruins of Lifta’ builds a powerful, personal, political conversation between Palestinians and Israelis looking to live differently. The result is necessary viewing.” – Diana Clarke, Village Voice

“An achingly poignant documentary that investigates a debate in which dueling narratives collide.” – Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

Built by the hands of those who lived in Lifta before 1948, many of the houses were substantial investments in time and place whose memories are as real as ever in the minds of those who fled

“By turns inspiring and dispiriting, ‘The Ruins of Lifta’ offers a muscular example of the ability of documentaries to make the political intensely personal.” – Ella Taylor, NPR

“To the great credit of its creators, ‘The Ruins of Lifta’ offers no pat dialogue-based solution to the crises of the region. Guardedly hopeful.” – George Robinson, The Jewish Week

“Provocative…allows the ambiguity to surface through interviews that reflect a range of heartfelt experiences and interpretations…visually stunning and packs an emotional wallop.” – Simi Horwitz, Film Journal International

Yacoub Odeh, Dasha and Menachem walk the path of peace in the deserted village

Yacoub Odeh, Dasha Rittenberg and Menachem Daum walk the path of peace in the deserted village

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Sep 19 Mon 10am – 12pm Met Jerusalem 1000-1400 Every People Under The Sun

Choir Books of the Franciscans of Bethlehem Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment Andrea di Bartolo (active in Siena and Venice, 1380–1429) and workshop Ca. 1401–4, Venice Terra Sancta Museum, Bibliotheca Custodialis, Jerusalem In presenting these massive and colorful books to the Franciscan community in Bethlehem, Henry IV of England (1367–1413) asked that they pray for the soul of his father. The friars’ daily routine followed a rhythm of communal prayer and singing, reflected in these volumes. The Prophet Isaiah, in a Letter H The prophet Isaiah stands outside the walls of Jerusalem, as the hymn proclaims: “Jerusalem, thy salvation cometh quickly; why art thou wasted with sorrow? . . . Fear not, for I will save thee

Choir Books of the Franciscans of Bethlehem Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment Andrea di Bartolo (active in Siena and Venice, 1380–1429) and workshop Ca. 1401–4, Venice Terra Sancta Museum, Bibliotheca Custodialis, Jerusalem In presenting these massive and colorful books to the Franciscan community in Bethlehem, Henry IV of England (1367–1413) asked that they pray for the soul of his father. The friars’ daily routine followed a rhythm of communal prayer and singing, reflected in these volumes. The Prophet Isaiah, in a Letter H The prophet Isaiah stands outside the walls of Jerusalem, as the hymn proclaims: “Jerusalem, thy salvation cometh quickly; why art thou wasted with sorrow? . . . Fear not, for I will save thee

Knight on Horseback, copper alloy, mid 13th Century from Lower Saxony, actually a vessel for washing hands (water is poured through the helmet and spills from the horse’s forelock) is included in an exhibition of the treasures of art and craft from Jerusalem during its heyday as a global religious center

Another item from the Met’s own collection, this chasse (box for relics shaped like a church) depicts Christ’s Crucifixion and Second Coming in copper and enamel (about 1180-90 from Limoges)


Religious treasure
Nearly fifty rich works of art and craft from medieval Jerusalem, the worldly focus of religion for Christians, Jews and Muslims over 1000-1400, have been borrowed from the city’s present religious communities to share the spotlight at the Met with 200 works in total that include tomb statuary, remarkable huge choir books from the Franciscans with the four line staff of the time (above), ornate boxes for relics, very fine large lamps, goblets, bracelets, wedding rings, maps, bottles, crosses, mats, pillar capitals, bibles and Qu’rans all mellowed in the glow of deep religiosity, in a unique survey where the sole vast gap is an imaginative one, the legendary Temple of the Mount destroyed by the Romans in AD70 which was never rebuilt but which lives on vividly in the memory of Jews today, and where the attached exhibition shop allows visitors to buy their own reminders of how religion inspires unmatchable art and artifacts, including carpets and colored glasses, and guides to all three religions which competed over Jerusalem then and since.

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September 26, 2016–January 8, 2017

Exhibition Location:
The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899
Press Preview:
Monday, September 19, 10:00 am–noon

Beginning around the year 1000, Jerusalem attained unprecedented significance as a location, destination, and symbol to people of diverse faiths from Iceland to India. Multiple competitive and complementary religious traditions, fueled by an almost universal preoccupation with the city, gave rise to one of the most creative periods in its history.

“A kind of Jerusalem fever gripped much of the world from about 1000 to 1400. Across three continents, thousands made their way to the Holy City—from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions alike. Generals and their armies fought over it. Merchants profited from it. Patrons, artists, pilgrims, poets, and scholars drew inspiration from it. Focusing their attention on this singular spot, they praised its magic, endowed its sacred buildings, and created luxury goods for residents and visitors. As a result, the Holy City shaped the art of this period in significant ways.”

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 26, the landmark exhibition Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven will demonstrate the key role that the Holy City, sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths, played in shaping the art of this period. In these centuries, Jerusalem was home to more cultures, religions, and languages than ever before. Through times of peace as well as war, Jerusalem remained a constant source of inspiration that resulted in art of great beauty and fascinating complexity.

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Sep 8 Thu 10am-12pm Morgan Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will plus Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece

Three Bronte sisters painted by their brother who took himself out of the image possibly in deference to their imaginative distinction, which far surpassed their looks

The power of imagination A striking portrait of the three Bronte sisters dominates this celebration of the seminal novel Jane Eyre and its author Charlotte, whose personal determination to be known forever as an author permeates the domestic adventures of her heroine as she breaks free from the confinement of standard expectations for women in 19th Century England to assert her individuality and independence to join Rochester in a marriage of equal spirits rather than bourgeois convenience, and the Morgan’s Christine Nelson has assembled a range of evocative curiosities from the Yorkshire rectory from which three literary geniuses sprang, including Charlotte’s laptop portable writing desk and a selection of the astonishing Lilliputian works they produced as children where the handwriting is often hand drawn imitation print font and in either form so microscopic that large round magnifying glasses are thoughtfully provided on the wall of the second floor exhibition space reached by the vertigo inducing glass walled Morgan elevator, but even with their use are still almost illegible, all of which contributes to the profound impression created here of the intensity of mental attention which being born into a secure but quiet provincial Victorian backwater was frustrated until it was turned inward towards the riches of imagination in poetry and prose uncovered in their unique family cooperative, which included a brother whose image in ghostly outline is still visible in the portrait he painted although he erased it apparently in deference to the group distinction of his three sisters, whose faces are captured without flattery and in their slightly popeyed intensity suggest that their lack of standard female charms may have helped them focus with such productivity on art, with Jane Eyre a peak reached by Charlotte six weeks after her initial effort The Professor was turned down, although Ms Nelson who has read that book vouches for it as “good but not Jane Eyre”, the latter being a work which she is now reading for the fifth time, she says, and “finding new qualities to admire in it” yet again. attendnyc-sep-8-16-charlotte-bronte

Please join us for a

PRESS PREVIEW

featuring the exhibition
Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will

Thursday, September 8, 2016
10:00–11:30 AM

The curator will make remarks
and guide a walk-through of the gallery.
Coffee and tea served.

RSVP: media@themorgan.org

CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S LIFE AND WRITINGS SHOWCASED
IN MAJOR NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN
ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BRONTË PARSONAGE MUSEUM
AND THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will
September 9, 2016 through January 2, 2017
New York, NY, August 17, 2016 — From the time Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre was first
published in 1847, readers have been drawn to the orphan protagonist who declared herself “a free human being with an independent will.” Like her famous fictional creation, Brontë herself took bold steps throughout her life to pursue personal and professional fulfillment. Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will, a new exhibition opening at the
Morgan Library & Museum on September 9, traces the writer’s life from imaginative teenager to reluctant governess to published poet and masterful novelist.

The exhibition celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of Brontë’s birth in 1816, and marks an historic collaboration between the Morgan, which holds one of the world’s most important collections of Brontë manuscripts and letters, and the Brontë Parsonage Museum, in Haworth, England, which will lend a variety of key items including the author’s earliest surviving miniature manuscript, her portable writing desk and paintbox, and a blue floral dress she wore in the 1850s. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a portion of the original manuscript of Jane Eyre, on loan from the British Library and being shown in the U.S. for the first time, open to the page on which Jane asserts her “independent will.” Also shown for the first time in America will be the only two life portraits of Brontë, on loan from London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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HANS MEMLING’S TRIPTYCH OF JAN CRABBE

HANS MEMLING’S TRIPTYCH OF JAN CRABBE

HANS MEMLING’S TRIPTYCH OF JAN CRABBE REUNITED IN LANDMARK EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN
Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece
September 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017
New York, NY, July 18, 2016 — Completed around 1470 in Bruges, Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe was dismantled centuries ago and the parts were scattered.
The inner wings from the altarpiece are among the finest paintings owned by the Morgan Library & Museum, where they have long been on permanent view in museum founder Pierpont
Morgan’s study. Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece, opening on
September 2, reunites the Morgan panels with the other elements of the famous triptych: the central panel from the Musei Civici in Vicenza, Italy, and the outer wings from the
Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium.

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Aug 22 Mon Qualifying Week at US Open Tennis Offers Up Close Views of Stars In Action

Laura Robson into US Open qualifying rounds

Nobody can match the commercial success Sharapova has achieved but she was pretty good on court as well. She won 35 WTA titles including all four grand slams and achieved world rank no.1 status in 2005 and since then she has remained a top 5 player, though she has now been banned from play for the next two years for not noticing that a heart drug she was taking had been put on the black list.

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The US Open, the biggest pro tennis event in the United States (and one of the four Grand Slam tournaments), returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park August 29–September 11. It’s a chance to see the sport’s heavyweights, like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic, up close as they battle for glory and prize money—the purse this year is a massive$3.3 million each for the singles winners.

One future star of the Open is the under-construction roof, which is slated to make weather delays and cancellations a thing of the past in 2016.

While any tennis fan is fairly certain to have a great time during a visit to the Open, we’ve put together six tips to help you make the most of your time at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com

1. You can get in free or cheap.
It’s true. Though this is tennis at its highest level, you can still pay as little as $30–$35 (before fees) for an opening-night or early evening session ticket, or $10 for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 27. You can also attend—for free—the qualifying tournament (August 22–26), in which ambitious players battle for a berth in the main tournament, and practice day, August 28, when the stars hone their game in preparation for their moment in the spotlight.

In breaking news, the 2016 tournament brings one more big free attraction: on September 08, all doubles matches (including the men’s and women’s semifinals) cost nothing to watch in person.

2. It’s not just tennis.
Even if you’re not a superfan (or if you’re attending with someone who’s not so into tennis), you can still be entertained by festivities at the Open.

This year’s iteration of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (again, that’s on August 27) is scheduled to include music from various unheard of contemporary names advancing the deterioration of pop music, plus interactive and entertaining tennis-related fun.

On opening night (August 29), the music will come courtesy of Josh Groban, so you’re covered if you prefer sensitive singer-songwriters to tennis players. If you love both, you’re really in luck.

Aside from the music and the kid-friendly fun, there’s plenty of overpriced food, which most everyone enjoys. Health destroying options include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the upscale Aces wine and sushi bar, a glatt kosher cart and even a Carnegie Deli outpost. Bargain seekers can hit the little vendor before the turnstiles, too, though security won’t let you enter with outside snacks.

3. Use public transit.
Best to just take the train, and that goes double on days when the Mets are playing at home.

4. Wear a hat, and apply plenty of sunscreen.

5. Know the rules.
Like all other big events, the US Open has a lengthy and slightly oppressive and irrational list of what is and is not allowed. Do yourself a favor and read upbefore arrival.

6. Embrace the side courts.
You don’t need a courtside ticket to get a great view—you just need to know where to look. If you buy a grounds pass, you’ll be able to see the pros at very close range on the numerous side courts (and at a fraction of the cost of a courtside seat in one of the stadiums, where the players are out of sight pygmies from the higher seats and the sounds are muffled whispers compared with the drama on TV, which is much the better bargain, sad to say, now that the smaller Louis Armstrong stadium has gone West.).

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Aug 2 Tue 7.30pm Central Park Bandshell: East Coast Chamber Orchestra Plays Monteverdi to Witold Lutoslawski to Dvorak

Let ECCO transport you into the twilight at the Bandshell with Monteverdi madrigals

ECCO, East Coast Chamber Orchestra
August 2 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Naumburg Bandshell
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The East Coast Chamber Orchestra, ECCO, performs works by Joaquín Turina, Claudio Monteverdi, Pierre Jalbert, Witold Lutoslawski, and Antonín Dvořák. Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,000 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather dependent – no rain dates, no rain location. Thank you to our donors who generously support our series.

WQXR will broadcast every concert in this series live on 105.9 FM and via live stream on their website.

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Jul 19 Tue 7.30pm Central Park Bandshell – Knights of Classical Music Rescue Melody and Harmony

On a beautiful evening as the twilight fades, the Knights of classical music rescue melody and harmony from the ravages of desperate novelty.

The Knights, with artistic directors, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, and conducted by Eric Jacobsen, perform works by Bartók, Busoni, Dvořák, Boccherini, Shawn Conley, Johann Strauss II, and Taraf De Haïdouks.

Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,000 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather dependent– no rain dates, no rain location. Thank you to our donors who generously support our series.

WQXR will broadcast every concert in this series live on 105.9 FM and via live stream on their website.**

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Knights

Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Béla Bartók, (1881-1945), (arr. Paul Arma) Suite Paysanne Hongroise for flute and string orchestra (1914-18)

Chants populaires tristes, nos. I-IV
Scherzo
Vieilles danses, nos. I-IX

Ferruccio Busoni, (1866–1924) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg), Berceuse élégiaque (1909)

Antonín Dvořák, (1841-1904), Bagatelles, Op. 47 (1878)

I. Allegretto scherzando
II. Tempo di minuetto. Grazioso
III. Allegretto scherzando
IV. Canon. Andante con moto
V. Poco allegro

INTERMISSION

Luigi Boccherini, (1743-1805), Quintet for flute and strings in G Minor, Op. 19 (1774)

Shawn Conley, (b. 1983), Yann’s Flight (2013)

Johann Strauss II, (1825-1899) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg) Kaiser-Walzer (1889)

Taraf De Haïdouks, (Est. 1991) (arr. Ljova, 2016), A Stork Crosses the Danube, in the Company of a Raven

WQXR HOST: Paul Cavalconte

**WQXR will not broadcast this concert in this series live on 105.9 FM and via live stream at www.wqxr.org

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Jul 11 Mon 11am to 1pm Frick: Jean-Antoine Watteau Drawings: Common Soldiers Pause from Battle

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1711–12, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection; photo: Michael Bodycomb

FRICK EXHIBITION TO EXAMINE A FRESH THEME IN THE WORK OF JEAN-ANTOINE WATTEAU

WATTEAU’S SOLDIERS: SCENES OF MILITARY LIFE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE

July 12 through October 2, 2016

Press Preview: Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021; RSVP: 212.547.0710

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1711–12, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection; photo: Michael Bodycomb

Watteau, Three Views of a Soldier, One from Behind, ca. 1713–15, red chalk, Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY
Most know Jean-Antoine Watteau as a painter of amorous aristocrats and melancholy actors, a dreamer of exquisite parklands and impossibly refined fêtes. Few artists would seem further removed from the misery of war. And yet, early in his short career, Watteau created a number of military scenes—about a dozen paintings and some thirty drawings. For the most part, they were executed during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14), which saw Louis XIV battle almost the whole of Europe in a bid to place his grandson, Philip, Duke of Anjou, on the Spanish throne. However, neither the turmoil of battle nor the suffering that ensued seems to have held much interest for Watteau. Instead, he focused on the prosaic aspects of military life—marches, halts, and encampments. The resulting works show quiet moments between the fighting, outside the regimented discipline of drills and battle, when soldiers could rest and daydream, smoke pipes and play cards. Although these themes are indebted to seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish genre scenes, Watteau’s drawings and paintings are set apart by their focus on the common soldier. More than his predecessors, Watteau offers an intimate vision of war, one in which the human element comes to the fore. His soldiers are endowed with an inner life, with subjectivity.
This summer, the Frick will present Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France, the first exhibition devoted to these captivating and little-known works. On display will be four of Watteau’s seven surviving military paintings and twelve red chalk studies, several of which are directly related to the paintings on view. Also included will be works by Watteau’s predecessors and followers. Together, they shed light on Watteau’s unusual working method, affording the opportunity to probe what made his vision so distinctive. Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France was organized by Aaron Wile, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow. Principal support was provided by an anonymous gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden. Major support for the exhibition has also been provided by the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation, Sally and Howard Lepow, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Aso O. Tavitian, with an additional contribution from Susannah Hunnewell Weiss. The catalogue was made possible by The Versailles Foundation, Inc.

For more information, contact us at mediarelations@frick.org or 212.547.0710

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Jul 11 10am-Noon Breuer Diane Arbus In The Beginning (Jul 12-Nov 27)

Supposedly Diane Arbus connected with her photographic subjects better than her predecessors, but a newly expanded view of her early work at the Met Breuer on the Second Floor, which includes prints never shown before comprising 2/3rds of the total, exhibited in a new way each occupying the face of one of the maze of flat white pillars which range across the floor like a forest of 2D trees with no undergrowth seems to suggest that the connection took time to build, for in general they seem as forlorn and damp spirited as ever, and either expressionless or otherwise removed from the warmth of human contact, like ghosts or living exiles from normal conventional society of the fifties, a reality freak show which her art rendered without provoking joy or pleasure in any way in the subjects or the viewer, let alone the photographer, leading one into the same depressed state of mind that she seems to have led them, and suggesting that the biographies and rumors that have her involved in incest with her brother and sex with some of the freaks she unearthed or somehow created may not have been pure fantasy, so whether their disturbing and negative emotional impression is worth the facing of her art head on as the Breuer invites us to do now for several months is a question, since a feeling of spiritual nausea may linger for several hours as it did for us, even after the curator lavished praise on her as an artist with few equals and most distinctive vision, and assured us that such a reaction was not evidence of our shallow response, but her brilliance in unearthing reality behind the Potemkin facade of life when she grew up in the fifties.

Diane Arbus The Backwards Man in his hotel room NYC 1961

Diane Arbus The Backwards Man in his hotel room NYC 1961

July 12–November 27, 2016

Exhibition Location: The Met Breuer, 2nd floor
Press Preview: Monday, July 11, 10 am–noon

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over.

The exhibition is made possible by the Alfred Stieglitz Society.

Additional support is provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

“It is a rare privilege to present an exhibition this revelatory, on an artist of Arbus’s stature. More than two-thirds of these works have never before been exhibited or published,” said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Met. “We sincerely thank the Estate of Diane Arbus for entrusting us to show an unknown aspect of this remarkable artist’s legacy with the camera.”

Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs, added, “Arbus’s early photographs are wonderfully rich in achievement and perhaps as quietly riveting and ultimately controversial as the iconic images for which she is so widely known. She brings us face-to-face with what she had first glimpsed at the age of 16—‘the divineness in ordinary things’—and through her photographs we begin to see it too.”

diane arbus: in the beginning focuses on seven key years that represent a crucial period of the artist’s genesis, showing Arbus as she developed her style and honed her practice. Arbus was fascinated by photography even before she received a camera in 1941 at the age of 18 as a present from her husband, Allan, and made photographs intermittently for the next 15 years while working with him as a stylist in their fashion photography business. But in 1956 she numbered a roll of 35mm film #1, as if to claim to herself that this moment would be her definitive beginning. Through the course of the next seven years (the period in which she primarily used a 35mm camera), an evolution took place—from pictures of individuals that sprang out of fortuitous chance encounters to portraits in which the chosen subjects became engaged participants, with as much stake in the outcome as the photographer. This greatly distinguishes Arbus’s practice from that of her peers, from Walker Evans and Helen Levitt to Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, who believed that the only legitimate record was one in which they, themselves, appear to play little or no role. In almost complete opposition, Arbus sought the poignancy of a direct personal encounter.

Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died, and where she worked in locations such as Times Square, the Lower East Side, Coney Island, and other areas. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and Fifth Avenue pedestrians are among the most intimate and surprising images of the era. From the beginning, Arbus believed fully that she had something special to offer the world, a glimpse of its many secrets: “I do feel I have some slight corner on something about the quality of things. I mean it’s very subtle and a little embarrassing to me but I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.”

Nearly half of the photographs that Arbus printed during her lifetime were made between 1956 and 1962, the period covered by this exhibition. At the time of her death in 1971, much of this work was stored in boxes in an inaccessible corner of her basement darkroom at 29 Charles Street in Greenwich Village. These prints remained undiscovered for several years thereafter and were not even inventoried until a decade after her death. The majority of the photographs included in the exhibition are part of the Museum’s vast Diane Arbus Archive, acquired in 2007 by gift and promised gift from the artist’s daughters, Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus. It was only when the archive—a treasury of photographs, negatives, notebooks, appointment books, correspondence, and collections—came to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007 that this seminal early work began to be fully explored.

Among the highlights in the exhibition are lesser-known published works such as Lady on a bus, N.Y.C. 1957, Boy stepping off the curb, N.Y.C. 1957-58, The Backwards Man in his hotel room, N.Y.C. 1961, and Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961, as well as completely unknown additions to her oeuvre, such as Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C. 1956 , Woman with white gloves and a pocket book, N.Y.C. 1956, Female impersonator holding long gloves, Hempstead, L.I. 1959, and Man in hat, trunks, socks, and shoes, Coney Island, N.Y. 1960. Included among the selection of six square-format photographs from 1962 is the iconic Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962, a photograph that signals the moment when Arbus turned away from the 35mm camera and started working with the 2¼ inch square format Rolleiflex camera, a format that remained a distinctive attribute of her work for the rest of her life. The photographs from her early career reveal that the salient characteristics of her work—its centrality, boldness, intimacy, and apparent artlessness—were present in her pictures since the very beginning. Arbus’s creative life in photography after 1962 is well documented and already the stuff of legend; now, for the first time, we can properly examine its origins.

Exhibition Credits
diane arbus: in the beginning is curated by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Met.

Related Publication
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which includes two essays: “in the beginning” by Jeff L. Rosenheim and “notes from the archive” by Karan Rinaldo, Senior Research Assistant. The book will be published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press (hardcover; $50).

Related Programming
A series of related programs are planned in conjunction with this exhibition, including a Sunday at The Met, exhibition tours, and a teen studio program.

The exhibition will be featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #dianearbus and #MetBreuer.

About The Met Breuer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art program is expanding to include a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives in the building designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and 75th Street. Open to the public beginning March 18, 2016, The Met Breuer provides additional space to explore the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Met’s unparalleled collection.

Other programs featured as part of The Met Breuer’s inaugural season include a major thematic survey, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible(March 18—September 4, 2016), which looks at unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day; the largest exhibition to date dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi (March 18—June 4, 2016); and a month-long performance installation, by Artist in Residence Vijay Iyer (March 1-30, 2016). Upcoming exhibitions include the first museum retrospective dedicated to Kerry James Marshall (October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017).

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Updated June 21, 2016

Still, not sensation, yet yielding the interest of private worlds in public

Image: Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C. 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Jul 9 Sat Noon-4pm/4.30-6pm Body Painting Day with Andy Golub: Vivid Paint Excites Crowd, Obscures Inner Beauty

Andy Golub’s latest festivity of naked human bodies costumed with colorful paint by being painted on in public was titled Inner Beauty, a promising objective, and luckily the thunderstorms that were dotting the weather forecasts and might have reversed the skin decorations held off nicely during the purported artistic celebration of human inner qualities implied by the label, but the attentive calm that might have reigned to allow the sensitive advertised perceptions of the inner beauty of the brave models to take hold seemed sadly missing as having gained privileged admittance as Press we walked the broad alley under the trees where living bodies of all shapes and weights held still while posing were carefully painted over for four hours from noon in many striking and bold designs which as it turned out seemed to act more as shields or barriers behind which their humanity was hidden more than highlighted in this long but busy and crowded sidewalk section under the trees cordoned off from the riverbank forest of cameras of the general public by traffic barriers behind which an excited army of watchers whose lenses of all kinds and sizes from phones to huge telescopic grenade launchers were just as busy as those of the press inside the walkway taking as many photographs as possible with shouted requests and praise and general air of crowd excitement inside and outside the staging avenue, not to mention frankly that a large proportion of the middle aged models were so grossly out of shape with balloons of flesh hanging from chest and below the waist that it was impossible not to feel distaste despite the vivid scenery of onstage paint which completely obscured their sexual parts when they weren’t highlighted in gold as in one case, all of which grotesquery and warpaint seemed to leave far behind any sense of inner human vulnerability which smaller events of this kind have shared in the past, for example outside the Guggenheim last year, although Erica and especially Anne two of the younger and more gracefully shaped young women who inspired their artists to paint more subdued and aesthetically deeper designs to complement their physical beauty formed two thankful exceptions to the general run of loudly vivid designs in gold and striking colors which were suitably camouflaging but struck a more excitingly sensational note than the kind of quiet art which might have evoked a more spiritual response, all of which titillating party excitement reached a cheerful climax when the two gaily decorated buses set off for Fifth Avenue with their load of colorful fleshy canvases and busily clicking press cameramen en route to what was no doubt a lively party which will surely yield even more images and video of this sensational occasion on social media.

Body painting in public brings a new level of humanity and vulnerability together with art for the elevation of inner beauty

The 3rd Annual NYC Bodypainting Day is proud to announce its line up of talented artists! This year promises book illustrators, street artists, canvas painters, gallery owners, photographers, muralists and even body painters.

The theme “Inner Beauty,” encourages artists to look to the inner spirit of their model for inspiration as they paint their outside.

Andy Golub, the event’s founder and organizer explains, “Artists and models are paired up randomly on the day of the event. So it’s always a new and challenging experience for everyone involved.”

People are traveling from far and wide to participate including Texas, Louisiana, Quebec and Ecuador.

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▪ WHAT: NYC Bodypainting Day
▪ WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street & 2nd Avenue, NYC)
▪ WHEN: Saturday, July 9th (rain date: July 10th)
live painting: noon-4pm
double-decker bus ride down 5th Avenue: 4:30-6:30pm
▪ WHY: To promote human connection through art

The Artists of NYC Bodypainting Day 2016

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To learn more visit bodypaintingday.org. To set up an interview or obtain press pass, contact Carol Sumkin at carol@andygolub.com

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Jul 6 Wed 6.30pm New America Social Cinema – Zero Days: A Social Cinema Screening

Another solid documentary in New America’s big issue series anticipated general release on Friday (Jul 8) by two days, and next day discussion on NPR’s Leonard Lopate show and PBS Newshour with director Alex Gibney of this absorbing work, Zero Days, who talked on a panel after the showing about the questions raised with two authors of recent books, as below, after his gripping film story told how he indirectly penetrated the high wall of secrecy the White House has erected around Stuxnet, the successful effort by the US (in an operation called Olympic Games) in partnership with Israel to develop software to secretly penetrate Iran’s radium enrichment centrifuges and make them spin too fast and wobble out of control and break into smithereens, a feat accomplished surreptitiously in 2010 and which at first convinced the Iranians that their scientists were incompetent, until the Israelis broke ranks and developed a much more aggressive form of Stuxnet which escaped to infect hundreds of computers around the world and thus was detected by Kasperksy in Russia and Symantec in the US and has thus led to a new arms race where Stuxnet iterations in the most technically advanced nations are ready to bring down the power grid and the Internet and Internet controlled machines from cars to computers to factories in the US and across the world unless secrecy is relaxed enough to enable international discussions to avoid this otherwise inevitable catastrophe, in yet another example of how advances in weapons technology open a Pandora’s box of unforeseen demons, which politicians are too clumsy to control, as shown already by Iran’s wiping out of data on Aramco’s PCs and hacking of US banks, as a warning to keep off their territory, and Russia’s hacking of Ukraine electrical infrastructure during their recent support of breakaway regions in that state, all of which add up to a sobering warning that unless secrecy is broken through and serious discussion starts on the international level anyone who doesn’t lay up a substantial stock of emergency food and water to cover contingencies in the near future is ill equipped to survive what may well be huge interruptions in economic output here and abroad, not to mention learning how to use a pen, paper and typewriter, just as the Navy is teaching all its sailors how to use a sextant. Relevant articles include http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/the-hack-that-could-take-down-nyc.html

Total vulnerability to global trolls – society for ransom – Zero_Days

“I got the news about Stuxnet from one of my computer engineers. He said, ‘Of course you know we were waiting for something really bad…Well, it happened.’” – Eugene Kaspersky, Russian cybersecurity expert
The days of tanks and high-powered munitions as the primary weapons of war are quickly fading into the past. What has the potential to quickly overtake them is a form of cyber warfare that now lays dormant on countless computers worldwide, with the power to attack national infrastructure before war is ever declared. Far beyond hacking or spying, this sophisticated malware, a computer virus known as Stuxnet, is unregulated, veiled in secrecy, and, without public discourse, changing the nature of warfare.

According to Zero Days, a new film by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, Stuxnet is only the first of many more computer viruses capable of destroying critical systems – electrical grids, nuclear power plants, telecom, traffic, and water treatment facilities – and flipping the switch on the next global war. In a world where the conventional “rules of war” are thrown to the side, are secretive cyberweapons the new standard in national security?

Join New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative for a screening of Zero Days and a conversation with the filmmaker and leading national security experts on the digital future of war, national security, and the democratic process.

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Alex Gibney @alexgibneyfilm
Writer and Director, Zero Days

Ian Wallace @pianwallace
Senior Fellow and Co-director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America

Naira Musallam
Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Faculty Member, Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats, New York University

Fred Kaplan @fmkaplan
War Stories Columnist, Slate
Author, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

Karen Greenberg @KarenGreenberg3
Director, Center on National Security, Fordham School of Law
Author, Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

Zero Days: A Social Cinema Screening
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10010

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Jul 4 All Day and Evening July 4: Back With The Best: WKCR – Global Home of Jazz History Refurbished Plays All Louis Armstrong

Ultimate jazz radio on WKCR in NYC back on line for phones pads and PCs

Here you will find Louis all July 4, Bach 24/7 Christmas till New Year

Phil Schaap loquacious but knowledgeable presenter historian perseveres in place, has jazz shop on line

Treated with respect honor and full appreciation on WKCR, the great source himself

After 47 years the great jazz authority Phil Schaap is still talking a little too long but always informatively on WKCR, where you can hear the world’s best jazz through times past to the present, including whole days devoted to big names on their birthday. Bach gets his own 24/7 festival at Christmas till New Year’s Eve annually.

There was a six month long interruption of WKCR 89.9 FM on line perhaps because the Web site was being overhauled but now all is spic and span, though updating of program scheduling continues.

Jul 1 2016: Thank you for your patience and support during the past months with regard to the issue of our online stream. We are excited to announce that our broadcasts are once again accessible in the form of a live stream at WKCR.ORG. We have been in the process of making technical and logistical changes to improve your listening experience and to ensure that WKCR can have a sustainable and consistent online presence in the future. One of these changes involves our playlists, which are enhanced to continuously display track and artist information for content as it is being broadcast. This new feature will be allow us to record and share the details of our programs in a more dependable and accessible way. In addition, we have improved our audio quality, and our listener capacity is now unlimited.

We sincerely appreciate your dedication throughout this transition. If you have feedback on our new services, please feel free to contact the WKCR Executive Board at board@wkcr.org.

Sincerely,

The WKCR Board

Columbia University NY 10027 | Studio 212-854-9920 | board@wkcr.org

A phone call to the studio will often be picked up by the person such as a musical toned female student picking up slack in the early morning, who will say again what the LP you heard is and what it’s number is.

The other programming on WKCR is all on the same informed top level on a myriad subjects to interest those in academia and other explorers of culture in many forms.

WKCR-FM, Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station, is dedicated to presenting a spectrum of alternative programming—traditional and art music, spoken arts, and original journalism. Granted its FCC license in 1941, WKCR is both steeped in tradition and committed to innovation. In the New York area, the station can be heard at 89.9 megacycles in FM; worldwide, it streams online.

WKCR-FM is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2016! WKCR originated as the Columbia University Radio Club (CURC) in 1936 and our first official broadcast occurred on February 24th, 1941. A few months later, on October 10th, 1941, the CURC was granted its license from the Federal Communications Commission. WKCR celebrates 1941 as its founding year and February 24th as its birthday. Join us as we honor and look back on WKCR’s 75 years of broadcasting and radio throughout the remainder of 2015 and the year of 2016. Check our website for exclusive, rare, and special content unveiled for this remarkable milestone in WKCR’s history. Happy 75th Anniversary WKCR!

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Jun 30 Thu 6.30pm New America Anu Partanen Gross National Happiness: The Nordic Search for a Better Life with Sanjay Reddy and Liza Mundy

Another demonstration, along with Michael Moore’s revelatory masterpiece Where to Invade Next, of how difficult those who are plugged into the current economy in Manhattan through family or job find it to realize fully how much is lacking here in non-commercial life on the personal, social and spiritual level, perhaps, but this panel sparked by a very fine and readable book by a Finnish author who moved here to work and marry seemed to indicate that once again Americans of this type are roused more to argue than benefit from books and films telling them what is socioeconomically lacking here, despite the fact that homegrown and visiting columnists and commentators have provided abundant enlightenment over the past ten years on the topic, and current electoral politics reflects a wide sense abroad that all is not well, and issues like prison reform are on the front burner, so it was disappointing that the panel didn’t celebrate more enthusiastically the quality and enlightenment offered by Anu in The Nordic Theory of Everything, which like Michael Moore’s documentary is a fine discussion of how small Northern European countries outdo the US in many aspects of social welfare, and a well written mix of ideas and personal experience.

Michael Moore is not wrong – life is better in Scandinavia says Anu Partanen here to stay from Finland and the UN agrees

Gross National Happiness:
The Nordic Search for a Better Life

The Nordics know how to do it

Gross National Happiness: The Nordic Search for a Better Life

The American Dream is in big trouble. The promise of social mobility and progress was once a cornerstone of American society, yet today, it seems like we’re moving the other way – financial insecurity, weak work and family policies, and growing rates of depression and disillusionment.
But the American Dream is flourishing, if not at home, in another part of the world: the Nordic countries. According to the 2016 UN World Happiness Report, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Finland rank as the top five, while the US has fallen to 13th. But how is this measured and, perhaps more importantly, why is it even worth examining?

The Nordic Theory of Everything, a new book by Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen Anu Partanen, finds that the entrenched behaviors of our own government, employers, and even fellow citizens are stunting our own shot at a better quality of life. Partanen debunks the criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states” and reveals instead that Americans are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. Borrowing Nordic ideas might be our best chance at getting the American society we want.

Join New America for a conversation with Anu Partanen and other work and life experts to unpack the economic and social policies, from education to entrepreneurship, that put Nordic countries so far ahead – and how US can catch back up.

PARTICIPANTS

Anu Partanen @anupartanen
Author, The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search For A Better Life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu_Partanen
http://www.theatlantic.com/author/anu-partanen/

sanjay reddy

sanjay reddy

Sanjay Reddy @sanjaygreddy
Associate Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research
Member, Independent High-Level Team of Advisers, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
http://www.sanjayreddy.com/about/
Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research and a research associate of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. He has previously taught at Columbia University, and been a visitor at diverse academic institutions in India, Europe and the US.

He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the Justitia Amplificata program of the Goethe University of Frankfurt and Free University of Berlin and, and the Advanced Research Collaborative of the City University of New York. He has received research support from various sources including the inaugural grants program of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

He is a member of the Independent High-level Team of Advisers to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System (in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). He is one of the co-founders and team leaders of the Global Consumption and Income Project. He has been a member of the advisory panel of the UNDP’s Human Development Report, the UN Statistics Division’s Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics and the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He is or has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of the American Review of Political Economy, Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Humanity, the Journal of Globalization and Development, the Review of Agrarian Studies, the Review of Income and Wealth and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He is a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress. He was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School.

He has worked as a researcher, consultant, or expert for development agencies and international institutions, including the G-24 (group of developing countries), the International Labour Organization, Oxfam, the UN Alliance of Civilisations, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children’s Fund, UN Development Programme, UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, UN Research Institute for Social Development and the World Bank. His work has been translated into Catalan, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics with physics from Harvard University.

New America's Liza Mundy

New America’s Liza Mundy

Liza Mundy @lizamundy
Senior Fellow, Better Life Lab, New America
Author, The Richer Sex: How the New Majority Female Breadwinners is Transforming Our Culture
http://www.theatlantic.com/author/liza-mundy/
https://www.newamerica.org/our-people/liza-mundy/
about female code breakers during World War II.

Liza is a journalist and book author who writes widely for publications including the Atlantic, Politico, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and the Guardian. She is a former staff writer for the Washington Post, where her work won a number of awards. Her 2012 book, The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love and Family (Simon and Schuster), was named one of the top non-fiction books of 2012 by the Washington Post, and a noteworthy book by the New York Times Book Review. Her 2008 book, Michelle (Simon and Schuster), a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama, was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 16 languages. Her 2007 book, Everything Conceivable (Knopf), received the 2008 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers as the best book on a science topic written for a general audience. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, CNN, C-Span, Fox News, Democracy Now, Bloggingheads TV, the Leonard Lopate Show, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, the Diane Rehm Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, On Point, and numerous other television and radio shows.

Liza has an AB from Princeton University and an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children. At various points she has worked full-time, part-time, all-night, at home, in the office, remotely, in person, on trains, in the car, alone, with other people, in dangerous places, under duress, and while simultaneously making dinner.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
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New York, NY 10010

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