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Friday, June 20, 2008

Please Explain is all about brainwashing! But first: veteran Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson talks street photography, in conjunction with wnyc.org’s hit new Street Shots project. Also: a look at how Niagara Falls became a major tourist attraction. And a son tells us about helping his 80-something newly-widowed father date again.

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Bruce Davidson

Street Shots

Bruce Davidson talks street photography, in conjunction with WNYC’s hit new Street Shots project.

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Inventing Niagara Falls

Find out how Niagara Falls went from being a small town with a big waterfall, to a major tourist attraction and even an environmental disaster. Ginger Strand’s new book is Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies.

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Assisted Loving

When Bob Morris’s 80-something widowed father re-entered the dating scene, he decided to help his dad find a new love. He writes about the often-strange experience in Assisted Loving: True Tales of Dating with My Dad.

Event: Bob Morris will be speaking and signing books
Friday, June 20 ...

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Please Explain: Brainwashing

Brainwashing has been used throughout history to manipulate, coerce, and torture. Dominic Streatfeild is the author of Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control. Oxford research scientist Dr. Kathleen Taylor is the author of Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control.

Have you ever been brainwashed? When did you ...

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