Tuesday, September 06, 2011

TUES 9/6: Film & Words

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01 approaching, there will be a bunch of events to commemorate and discuss. Two events are happening tonight.


TUES 9/6

Various Times
Double Feature: "Manhattan" & "Annie Hall"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$9.75 / $7.75 student / $6.75 senior

3:30pm, 7:30pm -- "Manhattan"
5:30pm, 9:30pm -- "Annie Hall"
If you're going to see only a few Woody Allen movies, these two most often top the list when discussing his best work.

Over the next week, there are more double features that are worthwhile. You could rent them, but this screen is probably bigger. And your living room doesn't offer balcony seating.

TUES 9/6

"9/11: 10 Years On": Panel Discussion
at JFK Jr Forum, Littauer Bldg, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Kennedy School)

A conversation with:
- R. Nicholas Burns (Practice of Diplomacy & Intl Politics, Harvard)
- Juliette Kayyem (Columnist, Boston Globe; ex Asst Sec. at DHS)
- Michael Leiter (Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center)
Each of the above panelists served under the last Bush administration at some time or another, so they might have some insight to share. They may not admit it, but it could be there if you read/listen between the lines...

Moderated by Graham Allison.

TUES 9/6

Tom Perrotta, "The Leftovers": Reading
at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St, Newton

Tom Perrotta has a new book, and I can say first-hand several have been enjoyable reads. A couple have been adapted into films ("Election", "Little Children"). I'd be willing to take a chance to hear some of his latest novel. (He lives in Belmont, which is kinda cool too.)

Rememer the warnings of the Rapture a couple months ago? The novel takes place in a world where something like that has happened.

TUES 9/6

7pm to 9pm
"Historical Context & Demos Illustrating the Relationship of Food and Science"
at Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Feat: Dave Arnold (Food Arts magazine), Harold McGee (author / columnist NY Times)
David Weitz (Physics & Applied Physics, Harvard)

This isn't the most interesting of the Science & Cooking weekly lectures, but it is the first one. Consider yourself notified in case I don't list it every time.

Of tonight's speakers, I've heard of Harold McGee who has written some amazing pieces on the scientific approach to good cooking. The other guys are no slouches either.

Stay tuned for the ticketed lecture with super-chef Ferran Adria on 12/4...

TUES 9/6

Anthony Shadid w/ Robin Young, "Granta 116: Ten Years Later": Conversation
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)

Over the years, I've picked up occasional issues of Granta and have felt more erudite for it. The current anthology of essays, stories, poems, etc is inspired by the 9/11 attacks in various ways that was edited by journalist Anthony Shadid (was held by Libyan forces earlier this year).

Robin Young of NPR's "Here & Now" joins the conversation and will likely do her host thing.

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