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Post-Gender Food Writing: Beyond the English Lady, Betty Crocker & Hot Shot Wine Guy

From the voices of M.F.K. Fischer and Julia Child to the smack-down of Bobby Flay and the essence of Emeril, the conversation, moderated by Clark Wolf, host of the Fales Library's "Critical Topics in Food Series," will center on the notion that perhaps the foodie culture has moved beyond the obvious culturally-constructed notions of gender, and has arrived in a place where life is more than a mere bowl of cherries, and real men do admit to eating quiche.

March 3, 2011

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Justin Spring: Secret Historian

Samuel Steward--writer, professor, tattoo artist, and pornographer--lived one of the most fascinating and sensational secret lives of the twentieth century. After Justin Spring, an esteemed art historian and biographer, discovered an enormous trove of Steward's papers, diaries, artwork, and personal effects in a San Francisco attic, he decided to spend nearly a decade piecing together a life so outrageous--and yet so thoroughly and painstakingly documented--that it almost defies belief. The result is this magnificent and groundbreaking biography, Secret Historian.

February 10, 2011

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At Moments Like These He Feels Furthest Away

This exhibit, based on Tim Dlugos' mid-1970s poem "Gilligan's Island," includes 54 works of oil and digital prints on canvas as well a graphic depiction of the text of the poem on the gallery walls at the Fales Library.

January 26, 2011

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Mary Ellen Solt: Toward a Theory of Concrete Poetry

A panel celebrating the life and work of Concrete poet and critic Mary Ellen Solt and the publication of Mary Ellen Solt Toward a Theory of Concrete Poetry.

October 27, 2010

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Secret Gardens: Powerful Plots in Surprising Places

Beginning with a Jeffersonian past, and ending with a look toward the future, the conversation, moderated by Clark Wolf, host of the Fales Library's "Critical Topics in Food Series," will center on a discussion about the renewed interest in sustainable agriculture for local consumption in America. The discussion springs forth from the re-birth of the White House Kitchen Garden, which in 2009, began anew a conversation in America about our production and consumption of food and healthy living.

June 17, 2010

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Feed Your Pet Right

Feed Your Pet Right is an entertaining and informative examination of the booming pet food industry;its history, constituent companies, products, and marketing practices; written by two experts who took an objective look at the science.

May 27, 2010

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Me In a Book Of Recipes: The Growing Appetite for Cookable Revelatory Memoirs

Clark Wolf, food & restaurant consultant, moderates this interesting panel featuring: Luke Barr – Author & Editor of Travel & Leisure; Krishnendu Ray – Author & New York University Food Studies Faculty; Kim Severson – Author & New York Times journalist; and Laura Shapiro – author & writer.

April 29, 2010

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Food Media In A World of New Media

Clark Wolf moderates a panel that explores the expanding genre of food media and what the changing landscape of new media means for its writers and readers. Panelists include Frank Bruni, author and former New York Times restaurant critic, Scott Hocker, San Francisco edition editor of Tasting Table, Marion Nestle, author and NYU Paulette Goddard Professor of Food Studies, and Krishendu Ray, author and NYU Food Studies faculty.

March 25, 2010

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Continental Philosophy and American Culture: Semiotext(e) between Theory, Art, and Politics – A Celebration

The 2010 Fales Lecture celebrates the acquisition of the Sylvère Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive.

March 11, 2010

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Through Other Lenses

Photographers Moyra Davey, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and A. L. Steiner discuss how their works have been influenced by Downtown photography. Moderated by curator Dean Daderko.

March 9, 2010

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Art or Archive?

Ann Butler, Director of the Library and Archives, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Mary Ellen Carroll, artist and Executor of the Robert Blanchon Estate; Penny Pilkington, Co-owner, PPOW Gallery; and Michael Ward Stout, LLD., Partner, Stout, Thomas, and Johnson, and President, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, will examine issues surrounding artists’ estates, their placement in archival repositories, copyright issues, and other concerns about the disposition of artists’ papers. They will explore how an artistic legacy is maintained and offer practical advice on securing an artist's oeuvre.

February 16, 2010

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David Wojnarowicz, Photographer

The show features over 300 photographs, videos, and printed materials from the acclaimed collections of Fales Library at New York University. Organized jointly by the Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, the show surveys New York’s Downtown scene from the 1960s to the early ’90s.

February 4, 2010

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Why (and exactly how) New York Simply Loves Italian

The panelists for this event include: Manhattan Restauranteur Chris Cannon,William Grimes (Restaurant Critic for The New York Times), Elena Kostioukovitch (Author of “Why Italians Love to Talk About Food”) and Fabio Parasecoli (NYU Food Studies Faculty member.) It is moderated by Clark Wolf, Food and Restaurant Consultant, and hosted in The New York University Fales Library.
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February 3, 2010

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You are Cordially Invited: The Art and Influence of Robert Blanchon

Laura Parnes, founder and former director of Momenta Art, and curator Sasha Archibald will explore Blanchon's connections with artists and emerging trends in contemporary art. From parodies of the art world to AIDS agit-prop to cerebral, minimalist photography, Blanchon gleaned from art history to make his own interventions, and encouraged his students to do the same. Moderated by Amy Sadao, Executive Director, Visual AIDS.
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January 26, 2010

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Who and What's What: The Evolution of the Food Cognoscenti in America

Clark Wolf, food & restaurant consultant, moderates a panel including Mitchell Davis - Author and Vice President of the James Beard Foundation; Barbara Haber - Food Historian, Author, Curator and Chair of the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who Committee; Daniel Humm - New York Times’ newest Four-Star Chef; Marion Nestle - Author & New York University Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health; and Bob Splitz - Julia Child’s Biographer.
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November 5, 2009

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Food Show: When Performance Becomes Lunch and Why We Finally Have an Appetite for a New Sort of Cooking Show

The Critical Topics Series at New York University’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library held a lively and informative panel discussion including: Delores Custer, food stylist; Harold McGee, author, professor, and New York Times columnist; Florent Morellet, restaurateur and community activist; Sara Moulton, author and TV chef; and Fabio Parasecoli, author & NYU Food Studies faculty member.
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October 15, 2009

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Children of Burroughs: New York Artists and the Legacy of Naked Lunch

A panel discussion looking at the legacy of William Burroughs. Participants include: Robert Fitterman, NYU, Liberal Studies Program, Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies; Lytle Shaw, NYU, Assistant Professor of English, a visual artist, poet, and editor, Shark magazine; Jürgen Ploog, German writer and artist; and Penny Arcade, writer, actress,political activist, and performance artist.
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October 8, 2009

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The Unbearables

The Unbearables, the lofty parade of pencil-pushing pranksters, invaded Fales to read from their new anthology The Worst Book I Ever Read (2009, Autonomedia). The usual level of madness was attained.
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September 24, 2009

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“American Cheeses: The Best Regional, Artisan, and Farmhouse Cheeses, Who Makes Them, and Where to Find Them” New Book by Clark Wolf

New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, celebrates the publication of the new book by food and restaurant consultant Clark Wolf, American Cheeses: The Best Regional, Artisan, and Farmhouse Cheeses, Who Makes Them, and Where to Find Them (Simon and Schuster), The celebration was co-hosted by Carol A. Mandel, dean of the NYU Division of Libraries, and Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU.
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December 3, 2008

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How Food and Food Writing Have Changed in America

New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, celebrated 20 years of Food Arts magazine and 30 years of Food & Wine with a panel discussion entitled “How Food and Food Writing Have Changed in America.”
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November 20, 2008

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NYU & A.I.R. Gallery Panel: Downtown: Archiving the Alternative Art Scene

A panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition hosted at New York University’s Fales Library, “A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show, Archival Materials from 1972 to the Present.” The panel was co-hosted by the A.I.R. Gallery and held at the NYU Fales Library.
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November 18, 2008

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The Enduring Impact and Influence of James Beard on American Food

New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Enduring Impact and Influence of James Beard on American Food” on May 1st, 2008.
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May 1, 2008

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The Power of the Pen: The Role of Editors in Writings on Food

The New York University Fales Library, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Clark Wolf presented a panel titled, "The Power of the Pen: The Role of Editors in Writings on Food" on March 13, 2008.
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March 13, 2008

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Cooks Who Grow Their Own

New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Cooks Who Grow Their Own: A More Direct Route from Earth to Table” on Thursday, October 11. The event was co-sponsored with The Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, with Clark Wolf, director of the NYU Critical Topics Series.
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October 11, 2007

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Sustainable Agriculture vs. Industrial Food: A Conversation with Dan Imhoff & Dan Barber

Everyone eats. Yet it’s surprising how little say most of us have in the types of food we eat, where it’s sourced, and what the cheap and abundant U.S. food supply truly costs. As the U.S. Congress debates the 2007 Farm Bill (with a September 30 deadline), this event explores the bill’s likely impact on our health, environment, economy, and future. This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Clark Wolf.
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July 25, 2007

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Building a Food Professional Pedigree: New Roads to Knowledge & Success

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Building a Food Professional Pedigree: New Roads to Knowledge and Success” on Thursday, June 14, at 4 p.m. This event was co-sponsored with NYU’s Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health.
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June 14, 2007

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Cooking with Color

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Cooking with Color: World Influences in American Foodways.” The event is part of the 2007 Critical Topics in Food Series. This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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March 8, 2007

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What's with All of Those Books on Food?

In celebration of the Dalia Carmel Collection, just donated to New York University’s Fales Collection by Ms. Carmel, a panel discussion entitled “What’s with All of Those Books on Food? The Current Explosion of Relevant Writings” will take place in NYU’s Bobst Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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December 12, 2006

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From There to Here: The Chains and Systems of Food

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “From There to Here: The Chains & Systems of Food.” The event is the third in NYU’s Critical Topics in Food Series for 2006. This event is hosted by the Fales Collection of NYU and The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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October 19, 2006

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United States of Arugula with David Kamp

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “From There to Here: The Chains & Systems of Food.” The event is the third in NYU’s Critical Topics in Food Series for 2006. The event is co-sponsored by the Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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October 6, 2006

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Women who Cook for a Living in New York and Why There Aren't More of Them

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Women Who Cook for a Living in New York and Why there Aren’t More of Them.” The event is the second in NYU’s Critical Topics in Food Series. This event is co-sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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June 15, 2006

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Food Writers of Greenwich Village

New York University’s Fales Collection, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious archives in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Food Writers in Greenwich Village.” This event is co-sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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March 10, 2006

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The History, Ethics and Impact of Luxury Dining

“The History, Ethics, and Impact of Luxury Dining” will be discussed in a special event to be held at New York University’s Bobst Library, Fales Collection. It is the final event in a series honoring the 20th anniversary of the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF). This event is co-sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.
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October 20, 2005

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The Cultural Impact of Las Vegas on the American Table

“The Cultural Impact and Implications of Las Vegas on the American Table and the Las Vegas/New York Connection” will be discussed by a panel of experts at New York University.
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June 15, 2005

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Foods from the Waters of the World

The first of a series of three discussions designed to address some of the major influences on today’s and tomorrow’s table—“Foods from the Waters of the World: Traditions, Dynamics & Responsible Fishing”—will take place at New York University’s Fales Collection.
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May 17, 2005

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