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Sat, Oct 27 at noon

Halloween Weekend | How the Witch was Born and Hunted: Progress, Capitalism, and the Commons

Lauren Hudson at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
We'll explore how the ‘witch’ was born and hunted and how great social upheaval around labor and gender helped capitalism unfold.


Fri, Nov 2 at 7 p.m.

What we Call Evil

Jeanne Proust at Strand Bookstore
What happens when we qualify an action or someone as being evil? What causes this moral judgment, and what effects may this judgment have?


Sun, Nov 4 at 2 p.m.

Museum Trip | 'True Colors' Private Tour

Charles Riley at Nassau County Museum of Art
Join us for this second trip to see 150 acres of nature trails, contemporary sculptures, and of course the unbelievable art lining the walls of the old Frick mansion. Riley has again generously offered to give us a private tour on the last day of his True Color exhibition.


Wed, Nov 7 at 7 p.m.

A World Beyond PC

Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario at Nowadays
how does a fear of language hold us back from addressing the critical social justice issues that surround us?


Sat, Nov 10 at noon

OlioHouse Weekend | The David Lynch Existential Dread in the Woods Seminar Retreat of Doom

Geoff Klock at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
Join us at OlioHouse for this retreat, designed to ruin your mind as we take a deep dive into three of the most mind blowing films of all time: Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, and Blue Velvet.


Wed, Nov 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Constraints Breed Creativity: Immersive Listening 'Another Green World'

Whitney George at Nowadays
Join us for an immersive listening Olio of Another Green World, and a discussion of Brian Eno's omnipresence in so much of the recorded medium from the 1970s on.


Sat, Nov 17 at noon

OlioHouse | Homecoming Dance 2018

Jamie Warren at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
In this Olio we will lay our nostalgia bare, and try to reckon with this powerful, political emotion.


Wed, Nov 28 at 7:30 p.m.

From Media Monopolies to Bottled Water: How Markets Fail and Why It Matters

Lev Moscow at Nowadays
From online dating sites to tourists paying too much for a bottle of water, to monopolies in media, we'll explore market failures and how they directly affect us.


Fri, Nov 30 at 7 p.m.

Wishes of the Dead

Barry Lam at Strand Bookstore
We'll look into the complicated philosophical questions about why we give the dead so much power over our lives, and what this says about how we find meaning in our own lives given foreknowledge of our mortality.


Sat, Dec 8 at noon

OlioHouse Weekend | Deep Dive into the Gorgeous Mess that is the American Christmas Media Experience

Geoff & Maureen at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
The wife and husband power team and are turning the combined force of their intellectual powers on the very serious subject of Christmas movies.


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