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Mon, Jan 22 at 7:30 p.m.

America's Expansion, Influence, and Uncertain Global Power

Olio Happy Hour at Strong Rope Brewery
We'll look at how America became the dominant economic industrial power and then the world’s greatest military and political entity.

Tue, Jan 23 at 7 p.m.

Sound and NYC: Exploring Silence in the City

Whitney George at Strand Bookstore
This Olio takes a peek at how the surrounding environment of man-made sounds of the 20th century have forever changed the way we approach composing for percussion.

Wed, Jan 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The Monster Right Here: Cold War Nostalgia and the Ambiguity of Goodness in Stranger Things

Jamie Warren at Nowadays
The government is bad, only kids know the truth, friendship is the highest moral good, and magic is real. But, still, we must ask, who is the monster?

Fri, Feb 2 at 7 p.m.

Mysticism Happy Hour: Psychedelic Humanities & Confronting the Shadows

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore
We'll discuss an exciting new field of study and undertake a rigorous observation of our own subjective experience.

Thu, Feb 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Democracy Without Truth

Manuel Rodeiro at BAM Fisher
In this first edition of The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy, seminar participants investigate our current notion of truth in democracy.

Fri, Feb 9 at 7 p.m.

The Body in a Cage: Modern Prisons, External and Internal

Jamie Warren at Strand Bookstore
With the help of Foucault, we will ask ourselves the much needed question: What role should the non-caged play during this era of mass incarceration?

Mon, Feb 12 at 7 p.m.

*Olio Seminar* Break On Through: Creativity and the Mystic Experience

Michael Prettyman at St John's Episcopal Church
In this Olio seminar we will investigate consciousness through: myth, psychology, religion, and art.

Fri, Feb 23 at 7 p.m.

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

Jeanne Proust at Strand Bookstore
Where does desire come from? And what is at play when we question the origins of sexual desire?

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