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By His Side: The story of George Washington and his enslaved valet William Lee

In person and online. In this lecture, Jinny Berten will discuss the research behind her historical fiction novel By His Side, which considers the relationship between George Washington and William Lee, the last three days of Washington’s life,...

Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D

In Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, JEFFREY RICHMAN, Green-Wood Cemetery's historian and collector...

Jin Yong: The Lord of the Swords

One of the most widely read 20th-century writers, Jin Yong enjoys enormous popularity in the Chinese-speaking world with the panoramic fictional...

Charles Marsh Presents Evangelical Anxiety, in conversation with Alex Morris

Reading. In this riveting spiritual memoir, the writer, scholar, and commentator tells the story of his struggles with mental illness, explores the...

Curator Talk: “The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do”

Take a deeper look at the Museum’s newest exhibition The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, a presentation of Holocaust history told through personal...

Pajtim Statovci Presents Bolla, in conversation with Tobias Carroll

Reading. From the author of National Book Award finalist Crossing comes an unlikely love story in Kosovo with unpredictable consequences that...

Jewish Immigration with Hasia Diner and Daniel Okrent

Between 1820 and 1924, there was a large influx of Jewish immigrants to the United States from Eastern and Central Europe. They were escaping...

An Examination of Chinese Mythology (II): the Myth and Beliefs of Long (龙)

Myths are enduring legends that help reflect and shape human relationships with nature and one another. To better understand how myths and mythology...

Train Your Brain for Creativity

Many of us have reached a critical phase of burnout, one in which just showing up for work zaps the energy we previously devoted to innovative...

McNally Jackson and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Present: Mother Ocean Father Nation

Mother Ocean Father Nation is by Nishant Batsha, tonight in conversation with Kanishk Tharoor. A riveting, tender debut novel, following a brother...