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Friday, August 13, 2010

We want to hear from you about your summer vacation plans in this current economic downturn—whether you’re going far away or staying to close to home. Also, a look at the decision to lift the stay on Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop 8 ruling. Then, we'll look at the life of influential art dealer Leo Castelli. Also, filmmaker Micki Dickoff talks about her documentary “Neshoba,” about one of the most important events of the civil rights movement: when three men were killed by the Klan in 1964. We’ll be joined by Ben Chaney, the brother of one of the victims. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about caffeine!

Summer Vacation or Staycation?

We want to hear about your summer vacation! Have you changed your plans due to the economic climate? If you've taken time off, but stayed at home, what did you do? Call us at 212-433-9692 to share your stories or leave a comment to tell us if, and how, the lingering recession has affected your summer vacation plans or how you've made the most of the city!

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Prop 8 Stay Lifted

Judge Vaughn Walker, who recently overturned Proposition 8, the state’s gay marriage ban, announced yesterday that same-sex marriages can resume in California. We’ll talk with Vikram Amar , associate dean for academic affairs and professor at law at UC Davis.



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The Life and Influence of Leo Castelli

Annie Cohen-Solal recounts the incredibly influential and astonishing life of Leo Castelli, who reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. He was the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, and emerged as a tastemaker, becoming a champion of 20th-century masters like Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly. In Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli she gives an account of his life, his gallery, and the ways he changed the art world.

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"Neshoba: The Price of Freedom"

Filmmaker Micki Dickoff discusses her documentary “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” which tells the true story of the Mississippi Burning murders. She’s joined by Ben Chaney , brother of James Chaney: one of three men killed by a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County in June 1964, at the start of the Freedom Summer of the Civil Rights movement. The film looks at both the past and present race relations in the South, and across the United States. “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” opens August 13 at Cinema Village.

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Please Explain: Caffeine

This week's Please Explain will answer all of our caffeine-related questions, from whether or not we should drink coffee before we run a marathon to how caffeine differs from other stimulants. Bennett Alan Weinberg, co-author of the book The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug, explains how the world's most popular drug affects us.

Do you have a question about how caffeine affects you? Ask it as a comment!

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