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The Detective: Establishing the Evidence (PDF file)
If Briscoe, Stabler, and Benson are like old friends to you (they're characters from the Law and Order franchise), you may be interested in what Pollini — Joseph Pollini — has to say. He's been on the NYPD for 33 years, including the cold case homicide squad. On November 16, he talks about crime evidence. John Jay College, 6:30-8, $20.

Advance Culinary History
Historical cookbooks from ancient Rome launch this six-session class ($240, 6-7:50pm, starting 11/8) which traces the influence of chefs and cookbooks on cuisine and culture.Taught by Andrew F. Smith at The New School.

Dream Interpretation
Jung is the guiding force here, and his methods are discussed and applied to the wackadoodle narratives you create every night. December 14, 7:30-9pm, $25 at the 92nd St Y.

Edward Hopper's New York
An illustrated lecture and book signing by art historian Avis Berman on the great artist, who lived in New York all his adult life. The city made an indelible impression on Hopper and vice versa. Monday, November 7, 6:30pm, free, at Wollman Auditorium,51 Astor Pl. [3rd/4th].

America in the World: Europe
"Does the Bush Doctrine represent a sustainable approach to managing relations with the rest of the world? What are the pros and cons of this doctrine?" Discuss. Wednesday, November 2, 6-7:15pm, Center for Global Affairs, NYU Woolworth Building Center, 15 Barclay [Bway/Church]. Space is limited, RSVP by phone at 212.992.8380.

The World of Chinese Healing (PDF file)
Plants described 2000 years ago in the Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor are still be using in healing. Learn the secrets on Sunday, November 13, 1-5pm, $82, at the New York Botanical Garden.

Roving Mars
The man behind NASA's Mars Rover mission, Steve Squyres, talks about what it took to bring the rover (he came up with the idea in 1987) from his head to the red planet in 2004. Monday, December 12, 7:30pm, at the Museum of Natural History. $14, reserve at 212.769.5200.

A two-day conference, November 11 and 12, that gathers a range of environmental activists to share ideas about creating a greener New York. CUNY, 365 5th [34th] 212.817.8215, $40.
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