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Neil Gaiman's new book Norse Mythology, Gaiman's retelling of the ancient myths, is out February 7. On Thursday, February 9, 7pm, the author will be at Town Hall for a reading and discussion.




Learn about the latest in gene therapy and how it's being used to treat rare diseases caused by a single gene mutation. It's a day-long forum at the NY Academy of Sciences, Tuesday, April 11.




The Museum of the City of NY's series Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016 has a talk called Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character. Tuesday, February 28, 6:30pm




Tomorrow night, 7pm at the NYPL, Hugh Ryan takes an unusual trip down memory lane: The Queer Histories of Brooklyn's Working Waterfront.




These days, Times columnist Charles Blow is pulling no punches, making him ever-more essential reading. He'll be at the JCC, Wednesday, February, 7:30pm. [Photo: Damon Winter, The New York Times]




NY Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and NYC Council member Brad Lander discuss "diversity and the realities of racial segregation in New York City today." At the New School, February 8, 6:30pm. [Nikole Hannah-Jones Photo: Kathy Ryan, NY Times]




At AMNH, Tuesday, February 28: The Big Question… Are we alone in the universe?




It's not until May 3, but it's sure to sell out so we're letting you know that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be at 92Y discussing his forthcoming book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Maybe he'll also answer the question about whether we're alone in the universe.








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