leisure 05.23.06

Brain Food

Global Warming
Tonight at CUNY, 365 5th [34th] 6:30pm, Columbia University climate scientist James Hansen and Steven Hayward from the American Enterprise Institute debate.

The Scarlet Thread: Mystery Classics of the Nineteenth Century
At the New School, starting June 5th for nine weeks, The Moonstone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sherlock Holmes, and other great reads. $480.

Artist Talk
On June 17th, 5pm, at the Drawing Center, artists Oliver Halsman Rosenberg from San Francisco and Clint Taniguchi from Tokyo, who collaborate as Crust and Dirt, will exhibit results from their Instant Drawing Machine. These images are created from passerby requests in six cities around the world, via webcam.

Designing the Sublime: The National Parks
Tonight at the Cooper Hewitt, 6:30pm, Professor Ethan Carr, author of Wilderness by Design (and brother of Caleb), discusses the design history of America's national parks; also, sustainable tourism, and a private viewing of Tourism and the American Landscape. $20

Currents in Contemporary Architecture
An overview of the past 25 years of architecture: Calatrava, Gehry, Hadid, Foster, Koolhaas, Meier, et al. At NYU, starting May 25th, 6:30-8:30pm, six sessions, $335.

Media That Matters
Sustainability, justice, and civic engagement are some of the topics in the 5th annual short film festival on May 31st, starting at 7pm.


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