leisure 11.6.07

Brain Food

National Book Award Readings
At the New School, November 13th, 7-9pm, a reading by 20 finalists. More

Ross King, author of Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, will talk about Machiavelli, the subject of his new book, Monday, November 12, 8pm, 92nd St. Y. More

Autumn in Milan
Risotto, "drunken" veal chops (lots of white wine and sage), and Panettone are part this class/feast that includes three wines. Friday, November 16th, 6pm. More

Mapping Civilizations
Vincent Virga, author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, talks and signs books at Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Room 21E, 51 Astor Pl. [3rd/4th] on Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm. More

A sober overview of the Iraq calamity, Charles Ferguson's documentary No End in Sight is now on DVD. It's undeniably depressing but the end to the monumental arrogance and incompetence is in fact in sight: January 20, 2009 is 440 days away.

Margaret Mead
The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival at the Museum of Natural History, November 9-11, is the longest running showcase for international documentaries in the country. More

Learn how the mind can affect body and health as well as mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. At the JCC, Thursday, November 15th, 7-9pm, $18 for non-members. More

The Matrix
It's called A Scientist Goes to the Movies: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Hayden Planetarium's Director, talks with the Executive Editor of Discover magazine about The Matrix and show scenes from it. How much is reality, now and in the future, will be a main topic. More

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