leisure 11.13.17

Brain Food

The Zoomable Universe is a talking 'tour through all known scales of reality' by Caleb Scharf, and also the name of his just-released book, with illustrations by Ron Miller. Tonight, 7:30, at AMNH. $15

At a moment when the disrupters are about to be themselves disrupted, it should be interesting to take a look back with Eve MacNight's summary From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media from 1999 to Today. The talk takes place tonight at Brooklyn Brainery. $12

Scale and Conflict, a lecture by An-My Lê at Cooper Union, focuses on the representation of war through photographs and other cultural lenses.

What's up with the Etruscans, you ask? Greg Warden gives a talk titled New Light on the Ancient Etruscans: Discoveries at the Sanctuary of Poggio Colla in Tuscany on Monday, November 20, 7pm at The Explorers Club. We know relatively little about this society, but Poggio Colla is giving us many new insights. $25

You're in good hands with Ariel Levy, Daphne Merkin, and Dani Shapiro talking with Abigail Pogrebin about The Craft of Confession: Three Writers Talk About Writing Memoir at the JCC, Wednesday, November 29, 7:30pm, $20

At 92Y, Sunday, December 10, 7:30pm, $60, Paul Krugman in Conversation with Chris Hayes. As far as brain food goes, expect a feast.

Naomi Klein talks with Martin Breum about the Arctic Imagination project, 'an international library collaboration about the disappearing ice' at NYPL, Tuesday, December 5, 7pm, $40.

At Pioneer Works in Red Hook, a Good Death Roundtable: Ritual and Ceremony III on Wednesday, December 6, 7pm, free but RSVP.

Jodie Foster has directed an episode in the fourth season of Black Mirror, starring Rosemarie DeWitt. They will be on hand at Symphony Space as part of the TimesTalks series, to discuss same. 'Techno-paranoia,' in which Black Mirror specializes, seems more relevant than ever. Monday, December 11, 7pm, $45. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon.

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