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Talk To Me: Omit Needless Words!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We look back on the elements of style as this year marked the “official” golden anniversary of succinct, witty prose.

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Talk To Me: Activist and Poet Adrienne Rich

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poetry can be a battlefield; it can be an attic; it can be a dream. And when Adrienne Rich is involved, poetry is all these things and more. The 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center presented a reading by Rich.


Talk To Me: Velvet Underground

Friday, December 11, 2009

Before Warhol, before raucous live shows, before they made the pages of Rolling Stone, the Velvet Underground was a scrappy operation, playing their first paying gig in a New Jersey high school 44 years ago today.


Talk To Me: Designer Royalty Discusses Motherhood

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Artist, designer jeans queen, and novelist Gloria Vanderbilt revealed stories oif hallucinations, taxidermy and parenting at the Rubin Museum's "Red Book Dialogues."

Stream the conversation  here.

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Talk To Me: Web 2.0 and Beyond

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Robin Chase, CEO of online carpooling service GoLoco and former CEO of ZipCar, joined Jungian expert Bruce Parent to work through her issues with environmental decay, urban planning, global culture, and where the web is taking us.


Talk To Me: Jungian look at Mystery Science Theater

Friday, December 04, 2009

Actress Kathleen Chalfant has starred on Broadway, in plays including Wit and Angels in America.  She was in a different role recently at the Rubin Museum of Art, discussing the theories of psychoanalyst Carl Jung as part of the Museum's Red Book Dialogues.

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Talk To Me: Faith, Nature and Social Activism

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Alice Walker is known for her fierce, poetic writing and her politically charged ideas.  She opened up to a Jungian analyst in front of a live audience at the Rubin Museum of Art, one of our partners in the Talk To Me series.

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Talk To Me: Brooklyn’s Traitor, Baseball’s Visionary

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When the Brooklyn Dodgers headed west to L.A. more than fifty years ago, fans felt betrayed. The man to blame was the Dodger's owner Walter O'Malley, and, though history has proved O’Malley to be one of baseball’s great visionaries, there are still grudges out there.


Talk To Me: Charlie Kaufman Bares His Unconscious

Monday, November 30, 2009

Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman and Jungian analyst John Beebe plumbed the depths of the writer's famously complex mind during a Jungian chat last month at the Rubin Museum.