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Innovative architect and 2005 Pritzker winner Thom Mayne of Morphosis gives a talk at Cooper Union's Great Hall, 7 E. 7th [3rd/4th] 212.353.4195, tomorrow night at 6:30pm. The event is free. Mr. Mayne will also be signing copies of Morphosis, his firm's monograph of completed buildings around the world.

Voices of War — The Artist's Perspective
A School of Visual Arts panel discussion by four service members who are also current or former SVA students. They'll talk about their time in the military and the artwork that has resulted from it (including the image shown here by Major Peter Buotte). The evening will be moderated by SVA faculty member and Vietnam vet Mac Bica. It takes place this Thursday, November 16th, 7-10pm, at the Gene Stavis Theater, SVA, 209 E. 23rd [2nd/3rd] 5th flr.

Take a master class in poetry — specifically, how the sonnet and the 21st century fit together. December 2nd and 3rd at the New School, 1-6pm, $280. The class is open to writers at all levels.

Jane Jacobs
The Municipal Art Society sponsors a panel discussion on Ms. Jacobs with Alice Sparberg, author of the recently published Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary, along with professors of urban planning from Columbia and Pratt and the executive director of the NY Industrial Retention Network. Monday, November 20th, 6:30-8pm, free, RSVP.

Next Monday, 6:30pm, at CUNY, 365 5th [34th] 212.817.2005, Frank Rich author of The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina in conversation with Alan Brinkley, author of Liberalism and Its Discontents. Free.

The Smith Family Foundation present a debate called "The Promise of Freedom:Is America On Course?" moderated by Errol Louis of the Daily News. Debating will be David Boaz of the Cato Institute and John E. Schwarz, a professor and author of Freedom Reclaimed: Rediscovering the American Vision. This Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the Donnell Library, 20 W. 53rd [5th/6th] Free, but RSVP.

Columbia humanities professor and award-winning author Andrew Delbanco wrote the highly-regarded biography Melville, His World and Work, which is now out in paperback.

The World of Talmud
On Wednesday, November 29th, 7:45-9pm, at the 92nd St. Y, Rabbi Meir Fund discusses Talmudic literature and the laws, philosophy, and literary tales contained therein. Texts will be in English. $110.

Fact Checking
While this course at NYU (December 2, 10am-5pm, Woolworth Building, $230), designed to improve your fact-checking skills, is geared to those in publishing, the principles could apply to many fields.
More on Thanksgiving Restaurants
· Speaking of fact-checking (see above) Craftsteak's Thanksgiving menu is $115 for three courses (not four courses, as we wrote).

· Cru, 24 5th [9th/10th] 212.529.1700, has a three-course prix fixe, $75.

· Barbuto , 775 Wash [12th ] 212.924.9700, is doing an Italian-style Thanksgiving. Jonathan Waxman's $50 menu sounds so good we decided to print it:

Bruschetta with olive tapenade
Butternut (Blue Hubbard) squash soup
Salad with escarole, radicchio, parmesan, meyer lemon, bread crumbsand olive oil
Risotto with black truffle and wild mushrooms
Turkey brined, roasted and confit turkey leg with roasted root vegetables
Oyster stuffing with polenta
Brussels sprouts with pancetta, chestnuts and cream
Cauliflower pan roasted with pine nuts, garlic and rosemary
Apple crostada
Pear and walnut torta
Lemon semi freddo


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