leisure 02.3.20

Brain Food

Jace Clayton gives a talk called Underdog Sonics and Uncivil Spaces that explores "how sound inflects and articulates our sense of shared political space." Sounds intriguing. Tomorrow at Cooper Union, 7pm, free.

At The Explorers Club, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origin of Western Civilization, a lecture by Dr. Adolfo D. Roitman, Monday, February 10, 7pm, $30.

What is an appropriate monument for the contemporary city? Some thoughts from Monument Lab, Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm, Housing Works Bookstore.

This year is the centennial of the ACLU. To mark the occasion, Michael Chabon and Aeyet Waldman have, with the ACLU, commissioned original essays to reflect on landmark cases during that time. A discussion of same with Chabon, Waldman, and ACLU president Susan Herman, called Fight of the Century, takes place on March 23, 7pm, in a Live from the NYPL evening.

Tonight at the AMNH, 7pm, the Year in Review with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Who better to get your news of the universe from? [Photo: AMNH/R.Mickens]

To answer our question above, if not Neil deGrasse Tyson, then Brian Greene. His new book, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, is the subject of the discussion between Mr. Greene and Janna Levin at Pioneer Works, Monday, February 24, 7pm.

Global Hot Spots: Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Conversation with Andrea Mitchell at 92Y, Thursday February 13, 7:30pm, $35.

The Opposite of Freedom: Detention in the Land of the Free reviews the history of immigrant detention policy at The Tenement Museum, Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm, free.

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