leisure 11.2.10

Brain Food
Every Person in New York

The Museum of Natural History fires up the neurons for Brain: The Inside Story, a big exhibition on the little gray cells opening November 20th.

Director Mike Nichols will be at the Rubin Museum on Wednesday, November 10th, 7pm, as part of their Talk About Nothing series — you can be sure you won't get nothing out of hearing Nichols, one of the smartest directors ever, discussing contemporary American life and culture.

James Prosek, author of the new book Eels, An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish, gives a talk on the subject at the Explorers Club, on Monday, November 8th.

The Supreme Court is anatomized by two people who know a great deal about the subject: Noah Feldman, author of Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices, and Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine, Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, at the 92Y, this Sunday, 7:30pm.

What would lower Manhattan be like today if the Lower Manhattan Expressway had been built? Hatched by Robert Moses, designed by Paul Rudolph, defeated by Jane Jacobs and others, you can see a Drawing Center exhibition on the topic at Cooper Union (details) and a panel discussion on why it almost happened and what it would have meant for the city, this Thursday, 6:30pm, at Cooper Union's Great Hall. [Photo: Barb Choit]

At CUNY, Wednesday, November 10th, 6:30pm, Jane Jacobs, again. The Walkable (& Rollable) City: Transportation, Health & Delight is the panel topic of the annual Jane Jacobs Forum.

David Pogue discusses What the Future Will Bring at the Times Center, tomorrow night, 6:30pm.

From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in NY, 1840-1918 is the topic of the CUNY Gotham Center Forum on Tuesday, November 9th, 6:30pm, with Brooklyn College professor and author of the book of the same name, Gunja SenGupta, and NYU profs Pamela Newkirk and Nikhil Pal Singh.

Learn all about the Bowery: Past, Present & Future with David Mulkins, co-founder of Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, on November 16th, 6:30pm, at the Tenement Museum.

We're not exactly sure what the idea is behind Dr. Marcia Greenleaf's Mind into Matter: From the World of Athletes to Every Day Living, but that's probably the reason to find out. It takes place at the JCC on Thursday, November 18th, 7pm.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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