November 2010

The Viagra Diaries: Everything is Possible After 60

Tue, Nov 23 2010 - 5:15pm

The Viagra Diaries: Everything Is Possible After 60

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author, The Viagra Diaries; Founder, Age March

Well over 60, Brooker is a talented writer, painter and teacher, among other things. Her most recent project in her quest to empower men and women over 40 to discover their creativity is her novel The Viagra Diaries. Brooker will share selections from The Viagra Diaries, covering everything from romantic love to following your dreams at any age. Read more »

Mark Twain's 175th Birthday Party

Tue, Nov 30 2010 - 12:00pm

Mark Twain’s 175th Birthday Party

Born prematurely on November 30, 1835, in the small town of Florida, Missouri, Samuel Clemens nearly didn’t grow up to become Mark Twain. But 175 years later, his observations still ring true. Skip lunch to eat birthday cake – and enjoy an hour of this American iconoclast’s witty and wise words.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. Read more »

Nora Ephron

Sun, Nov 21 2010 - 2:00pm

Nora Ephron

Film Director, Sleepless in Seattle; Screenwriter; Author, I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing

In conversation with Jane Ganahl, Author; Co-founder, Litquake

This event is sold out.

Acclaimed director of Julie & Julia and  writer of When Harry Met Sally, Ephron offers her hilarious observations and insights into the past, present and future, sharing everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Read more »

Combating Islamophobia in America

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“If you are painting 1.5 billion people with the same brush of violence and extremism [as al Qaeda], you’re a bigot,” said Reza Aslan, in one of his passionate television appearances discussing the America

Combating Islamophobia in America

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“If you are painting 1.5 billion people with the same brush of violence and extremism [as al Qaeda], you’re a bigot,” said Reza Aslan, in one of his passionate television appearances discussing the American impressions of al Qaeda, which are frequently transferred onto the Muslim community as a whole. Read more »

How Business Can Thrive in the Digital Media Revolution

Thu, Nov 18 2010 - 6:00pm

How Business Can Thrive in the Digital Media Revolution

Larry Kramer, Professor, Newhouse School, Syracuse University; Founder, CBS Marketwatch; Author, C-Scape

In an era of enormous technological change and upheaval, superstar digital entrepreneur, venture capitalist and educator Kramer offers valuable wisdom to businesses trying to find their way in the C-Scape: the digital landscape where consumers are in control. Read more »

The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Thu, Nov 18 2010 - 12:00pm

The Health Effects of EMF

Camilla Rees, Co-author, Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution
Eileen O’Connor, Director, the Radiation Research Trust in the U.K.
Olle Johansson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Magda Havas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University
Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., Directo Read more »

Hopeful Huffington?

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By Sally Schilling

George Weyerhauser Climate Program on KGO HD this Month

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For those of you in the Bay Area who might like to catch The Commonwealth Club's program with George Weyerhauser ("Climate Countdown"), it will air on KGO HD Channel 715 on Sunday, November 28, at 10:00 p.m.