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Past Olios



Jul 13

What Does it Mean to Be an American: Conformity, Silence, and Lies

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 8

Members Only | Jazz Age Field Trip to Long Island

Taught by Charles Riley
2 p.m. at Nassau County Museum of Art

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Jul 7

Think Olio x Brooklyn Museum | America Was Never White

Taught by Jamie Warren
6 p.m. at The Brooklyn Museum

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Jun 27

Gods That Fail

Taught by Lev Moscow
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

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Jun 26

There's No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

Taught by Lauren Hudson
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jun 22

Unburdening the Earth: Hinduism and Ecology

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 15

How Did NYC Become the Birthplace of Global Capitalism?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 8

How Great is Gatsby?

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 1

What the Body Knows: Connecting Cells to Choreography

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 30

Ways of Listening

Taught by Whitney George
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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May 25

Happiness?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 18

How to Talk About Privacy (Without Sounding Like a Conspiracy Theorist)

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 17

Democracy Reinvented?

Taught by Patricia Kim
7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher

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May 14

Kafka Will Ruin Your Life and Make You Laugh About It

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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May 11

The Myth of Progress: Our Most Violent Fantasy

Taught by Jamie Warren
8 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 4

Wakanda Forever: Rethinking Killmonger as Villain

Taught by Makeba Lavan
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 24

The Problem of Evil

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Apr 19

Democracy By Who? For Whom?

Taught by Makeba Lavan
7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher

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Apr 14

Glassworks | A Deep Listening Party

Taught by Whitney George
10 p.m. at Living Room

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Apr 13

Friday the 13th | Free Will, Determinism, or Fuck it all?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 12

Rise of the Factory, Death of the Artisan

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at WeWork // 205 Hudson

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Apr 12

Apr 6

The Importance of Being Two: What It Means to Have a Divided Mind

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 28

Scenius Party | Populism & the Voice of the People

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Nowadays

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Mar 23

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 16

The History of Tech & The Future of Sex

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 15

A Radical Prescription for Democracy

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher

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Mar 9

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 8

Think Olio Read-In | The 2nd Amendment

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church

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Mar 3

What is Food Anyway? Exploring Power and Individuality in the Things We Eat

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Art Library

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Mar 2

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 28

American Dream/American Delusion: The Case for a Universal Basic Income

Taught by Phelim Kine
7 p.m. at WeWork // 205 Hudson

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Feb 23

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 22

Think Olio x RSA | Mental Health and Modern Life in NYC

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Prime Produce

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Feb 12

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

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church

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Feb 9

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

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 8

Democracy Without Truth

Taught by Manuel Rodeiro
7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher

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Feb 2

Psychedelics & Shadow Deities

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jan 23

Sound and Silence in the Urban Jungle

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jan 22

America's Expansion, Influence, and Uncertain Global Power

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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Jan 12

The History of the End of the World

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Dec 20

Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

Taught by Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario
7:30 p.m. at The Commons Brooklyn

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Dec 15

Sex, Memes, & Classical Music

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7 p.m. at Brooklyn Art Library

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Dec 10

The Anatomy of Racism

Taught by Angie Beeman
3 p.m. at Neuehouse Madison Sq.

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Dec 4

*Olio Series* The Rise and Fall of the American Republic

Taught by Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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Nov 29

Asteroids Approaching: Delivering Life & Death

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Nov 10

Nov 8

*Olio Concert* The Sound of Resistance: Free Jazz & Civil Rights

Taught by Cisco Bradley
7:30 p.m. at The Commons Brooklyn

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Nov 3

Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Oct 30

Oct 27

Turning the Soul: Humanities and the Hero's Journey

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Oct 19

The Urgent Need for Critical Thinking & Anecdotes are Better Than Evidence

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Art Library

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Oct 16

Aestheticism, Pop Culture, Evil & Oscar Wilde

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at The Old Stone House

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Oct 15

Oct 13

Buddhism and Psychedelics: Moving Towards a Human Rights Culture

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 29

Better Art Through Censorship (Ban This Book)

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 22

Intentional Amnesia & New York City's Missing Century

Taught by Kamau Ware
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 17

Sep 15

The Talking Heads, NYC Culture, and Fear of the Suburban Life

Taught by Jessica Rogers
8 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Sep 13

Black to the Future: Afrofuturism & Black Sci-Fi

Taught by Makeba Lavan
7:30 p.m. at Cafe Erzulie

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Sep 12

Sep 10

Meditations: A Wisdom of the Everyday

Taught by Michael Prettyman
4 p.m. at IDIO Gallery

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Aug 26

1950s & Nostalgia: In Search of Greatness in the "Golden Age"

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Atlas Studios // Newburgh, NY

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Aug 25

Art as Activism or Art for Art's Sake?

Taught by Olio Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

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Aug 17

Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution

Taught by Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at The Old Stone House

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Aug 4

*OlioMuse* An Exploration of the String Quartet Across Time

Taught by Whitney George
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Aug 1

Envy, Greed, and the Common Good

Taught by Fernando Zapata
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jul 21

Jul 19

Jul 18

Jul 9

**Olio Seminar** // Woman as Other, Woman as Lover

Taught by Jamie Warren
3 p.m. at Nowhere Studios

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Jul 8

*Olio House Party* ​In Search of Greatness in the 1950s: Greatness For All?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7:30 p.m. at Bed Stuy Brownstone

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Jul 7

Free As Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists Take Center Stage

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 30

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 27

Jun 26

Music, Drugs & Altered States of Mind

Taught by Whitney George
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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Jun 15

How Pop Culture is Shaping Queer Identity

Taught by Jaime Weida
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 13

A Cosmic Exploration: Astrophysics and Space Technology

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jun 11

The Exclusive Club of Whiteness: Exploring Racial Hierarchies

Taught by Angie Beeman
4 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

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Jun 4

*Read-In* Resistance is Surrender: What is to be Done?

Taught by Lev Moscow
4 p.m. at Dean Machine

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Jun 2

The Legal Roots of Reproductive Rights and the Birth Of Planned Parenthood

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 19

The Feminist Approach to True Crime Podcasting

Taught by Tracy Bealer
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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May 5

Buddhist Realism and Dark Comedy: It's Funny Because It's True

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 12

She's Not Your Mother: Ecofeminism and the Gender of Agriculture

Taught by Jamie Warren
7 p.m. at WeWork North Williamsburg

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Apr 8

Apr 7

OlioNote Vol 2 Launch Weekend

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 28

Mar 27

Work is Dead: Questioning the Promise of Basic Income Guarantees

Taught by Manuel Rodeiro
7 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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Mar 24

Dharma in a Crumbling Democracy: Ancient Wisdom for Troubling Times

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 3

Manipulating the Material: Transcendence Through Drugs, Art and Religious Experience

Taught by Michael Haltenberger & Michael Prettyman
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 28

Jan 19

Bottling the Zeitgeist: Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras, 1950 to 2000

Taught by Jessica Murphy
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Jan 18

Jan 13

Dec 22

Radical Politics: Then and Now and Then Again

Taught by Ward Regan
7 p.m. at Molasses Books

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Dec 20

Consider the Dementor: Harry Potter and the Man-Made Villain

Taught by Tracy Bealer
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

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Dec 17

Dec 6

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at BOND Collective Gowanus

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Dec 1

Britain Before the Beatles: Disinterring the UK’s Lost Decade

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7:30 p.m. at Franklin Electric

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Nov 16

Nov 10

Bottling the Zeitgeist: Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras

Taught by Jessica Murphy
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Oct 27

Addiction, Alienation and the Problems of Individualism - SOLD OUT!

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

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Oct 25

Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution, Exactly?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

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Oct 13

Oct 6

Come Fly with Me: Cultural Hot Spots of the 20th Century

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Sep 29

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6:52 p.m. at Berg'n

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Sep 15

Very New York: The Birth of a Fashion Capital

Taught by Lisa Santandrea
7:30 p.m. at Franklin Electric

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Sep 13

Aug 23

Aug 10

Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics, and Saturday Night Live

Taught by Maureen Matarese
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Aug 9

City as Stage: Performance Art in New York During the 1970s

Taught by Meredith Mowder
7:30 p.m. at BOND Collective Gowanus

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Aug 9

Liberalism and the Good Life

Taught by Fernando Zapata
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Aug 3

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 28

Dharma and Desire: Persephone & The Ramayana

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

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Jul 21

Across The Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jul 19

The History of Science: The Industrial Revolution

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jul 19

The Myth of Women and Madness: Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald

Taught by Dahlia Valle
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 12

Hamlet, the Joker, and George R.R. Martin: Radical Nihilism

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

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Jul 7

Truth Tellers and Trouble Makers in Paris' Jazz Age - SOLD OUT!

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Jul 6

Jun 29

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 28

FDR Felt The Bern: Bernie Sanders in Historical Perspective

Taught by Michael Brenes
7 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

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Jun 28

The History of Science: The Age of Enlightenment

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Jun 23

Culture of Desire: The Oedipus Myth and Modernity

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Round K

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Jun 20

Jun 16

Truth Tellers and Troublemakers: Shelley and Free Love

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Jun 15

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 1

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 14

How Did Trump Happen? And What if He Wins...?

Taught by Don Waisanen
6:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

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Jun 14

Jun 13

The People vs Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism, Popular Culture, Evil

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 7

Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution - SOLD OUT!!

Taught by Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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May 31

Langston Hughes: Poet Of The People

Taught by Rita Tobin
7:30 p.m. at Round K

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May 26

Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at BOND Collective Gowanus

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May 24

May 22

Smartphones: The Fetish of Scientism

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6 p.m. at The Deanery

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Mar 3

Unknown Genius: Nancy Cunard, the Jazz Age Flapper, Muse, & Poet

Taught by Charles Riley
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

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