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Every Person in New York

At the Museum of Natural History, Monday, September 18, 7:30pm, astrophysicist Mario Livio gives a talk called Why? What Makes Us Curious on the origins of human curiosity. Curious to know more? Tickets are $15.

We weren't entirely sure the Eleusinian Mysteries were a real thing. But the Google says they are, and so we point you to a Brooklyn Brainery event on Wednesday, September 20, 8:30-10pm, $10, when Andrew Coletti will explain the secret society to you.

Growing Local: Designing Sustainable Food Businesses at the Cooper-Hewitt, with Devita Davison from Detroit and Keba Konte from Oakland. September 18, 6:30-8, $15

Remember when tech was the hero? Franklin Foer's new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech in the age of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple will convince you that their influence is anything but benign. Mr. Foer will be at 92Y on Tuesday, September 19, 7:30pm, $35, in a conversation with his brother, Jonathan Safran Foer.

Barry Lewis' epic telling of NYC's history The City Transformed: Part I, starts on October 4 at Cooper Union for 8 sessions. $300

Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara will, among other things, introduce you to an Anzu dinosaur (a 'cross between a 500-pound chicken and a drawer full of knives') and an Ankylosaurus (pictured above), in his talk at the Explorers Club on Thursday, September 21, 7pm, $25, called Why Dinosaurs Matter.

An evening with John Le Carré that was filmed at London's Royal Festival Hall will be shown at Symphony Space, Sunday, October 29, 7pm, $24. [Photo: Nadav Kander]

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 more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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