Olio: noun \ˈō-lē-ˌō\  

A miscellaneous collection (esp. of art or literature)

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Aug 22

Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex

Let's talk about how fantasy has bled into reality and try to understand what it means for the future of our country.
Taught by Ward Regan
Tue, Aug 22 // 7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

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Aug 25

*Olio House Party* // Art as Activism or Art for Art's Sake?

1) Let’s talk about hedonism and social activism and poetry as the thing-in-itself. 2) How might Giorno Poetry Systems influence experimentation and collaboration in the arts and activism today?
Taught by Two Olio Professors
Fri, Aug 25 // 7:30 p.m. at Tompkins Ave Apartment
**BYOB

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Aug 26

1950s & Nostalgia: In Search of Greatness in the "Golden Age"

The United States experienced the highest standard of living of any nation in the history of human civilization in the 1950s. But the decade wasn't golden for everyone.
Taught by Lawrence Cappello
Sat, Aug 26 // 7 p.m. at Atlas Studios // Newburgh, NY
**This is Olio will take place in Newburgh, NY.

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Sep 6

Margaret Atwood and the Rise of the American ‘Alt-Right’: The Prophetic Punch of the Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood's vision of Gilead and its origins provide stark, relevant warnings for the direction of U.S. society that are more a call for collective action than predictive lament.
Taught by Phelim Kine
Wed, Sep 6 // 7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Sep 8

What Exactly is Neo About Neo-Nazism? Violence in Politics

In this Olio, we’ll examine how violence, collective and individual, is woven through the political fabric of history, and how governments have consistently come to, and maintained, power by violent means.
Taught by Ward Regan
Fri, Sep 8 // 7:30 p.m. at Tompkins Ave Apartment

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Sep 10

Meditations: A Wisdom of the Everyday

Gathering together around Meditations will allow us to apply Stoic philosophy to the dilemmas we face in life.
Taught by Michael Prettyman
Sun, Sep 10 // 4 p.m. at IDIO Gallery

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Sep 15

Urban Inspiration & Suburban Sprawl in the Lyrics of the Talking Heads

In this Olio we will read, discuss, and analyze the urban sociological themes within a curated selection of Talking Heads songs.
Taught by Jessica Rogers
Fri, Sep 15 // 8:15 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
***Event to be followed by This Ain’t No Party: Talking Heads Vinyl Dance Party!!! (Location TBA)

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Sep 17

Unlocking Mulholland Drive, David Lynch, and the Monstrous Hollywood Dream Machine

Join Prof. Klock for a four-hour Olio, where we will watch a chunk of the movie, pausing occasionally to look at details, and discuss the chunk we just watched, till it's all over. If you have not seen Mulholland Drive before, see it for the first time here, as I will be enforcing spoilers
Taught by Geoff Klock
Sun, Sep 17 // 2 p.m. at Neuehouse Madison Sq.
**This event will take place in a private movie theater at Neuehouse.

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Sep 29

Ban This Book (If You Can)

Charles Riley, who taught and wrote under extreme government censorship in China while helping dissidents, tracks the network of censorship that targeted Joyce's Ulysses and other "obscene" books.
Taught by Charles Riley
Fri, Sep 29 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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