leisure 01.29.08

Brain Food

It's a lot to pack in during six sessions—Emily Dickinson's travels in the realms of love, death, friendship, society, nature, and God. But you can give it a shot at the New School's class on the poet, starting March 27th. $240.

On Tuesday, February 12, 6:30PM, architectural historian Andrew Dolkart presents an illustrated talk on the physical and social history of 97 Orchard Street, sponsored by the Tenement Museum. Dr. Dolkart also wrote Biography of a Tenement House in New York City: An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street. The talk is free.

Seven Years After 9/11: Are We Safer Now? is the name of a TimesTalk Event taking place February 5th, 6:30pm-8pm, with Jane Mayer, New Yorker staff writer; Don Van Natta, Jr., New York Times assistant editor; and Charles Savage, Boston Globe Washington correspondent. Times managing editor Jill Abramson moderates. It takes place at The Times Center, 242 W. 41st [7th/8th], tickets are $25, available here.

Elizabethan England, 1558-1603: The Bedazzled Age is the ten-session course starting February 7th via NYU's Continuing Ed program. It's $395, Thursdays, 2-3:40pm, at their Midtown Center location, 11 W. 42nd Street.

Dip into Wilkie Collins' "Marvelous Mysteries" at the 92nd St Y. It's five sessions, starting February 13th, 6:30-8pm, $115. You have homework to do before the first class.

At Cooper Union on February 5th, Greg Marshall—biologist, inventor, filmmaker, and director of remote imaging at National Geographic—will give a talk about the Crittercam (his invention) that attaches painlessly to an animal and allows scientists to document the animal's life from their perspective. 6:30pm, free.


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