Time Management Tips; "Big Men," a Documentary; "Degenerate" Art; Pushpa Bashnet, Nepalese Social Worker

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Kristin van Ogtrop, managing editor of Real Simple, shares her tips for creating a realistic to-do list and managing your time so that you get to everything on it. Filmmaker Rachel Boynton discusses following a crew from a Texas oil exploration firm as they discovered the first commercial oil field in Ghana. Curator Olaf Peters tells us about a Neue Gallerie exhibit about artists whose work was deemed “degenerate” by the Nazi regime. Nepalese social worker Pushpa Basnet describes opening a center for children of prisoners who would otherwise grow up behind bars with their parents. And we’ll be joined by the filmmakers who captured her story.  

To Do: Make a Better, Smarter To-Do List

Nine tips to manage your time better.

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"Big Men": Finding Oil off of Ghana

Director Rachel Boynton talks about her documentary “Big Men,” which follows what happens when a Texas oil exploration firm makes an enormous discovery off the coast of Ghana. Called the Jubilee Field, the deposit discovered off of Ghana had the potential to return a staggering $2.2 billion to investors. “Big Men” opens March  14 at the IFC Center.

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Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany

The term "degenerate" was adopted by the Nazis as part of its campaign against modern art. Many works branded as such were seized from museums and private collections,and a three-year traveling exhibition crisscrossed Germany and Austria to put this art on display. Afterward most works were sold, lost, or presumed destroyed. Curator Olaf Peters talks about the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” exhibition at the Neue Galerie. The show includes works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Luwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, and Emil Nolde, among others. It includes approximately 50 paintings and sculptures, 30 works on paper, and several posters, as well as photographs and other memorabilia. One room will contrast so-called "Degenerate Art" with officially sanctioned art of the period, including works shown at the 1937 "Great German Art Exhibition" in Munich. The exhibition is on view at the Neue Galerie March 13–June 30, 2014.

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Pushpa Basnet, CNN Hero of the Year

The 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet is an internationally lauded social worker and founder of the groundbreaking development center for children in her native Nepal who would otherwise grow up behind bars with their incarcerated parents. She’s also the subject of the award-winning documentary "Waiting For Mamu." She discusses her work, along with the documentary’s director, Thomas Morgan, and producer Angela Bernard Thomas.

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