Native San Franciscan, author, journalist and activist Barbara Rose Brooker will speak about her post-middle-age journey to Hollywood and the upcoming HBO series, starring Goldie Hawn, based on her hit novel, The Viagra Diaries, which chronicles the travails of a 65-year-old who struggles with dating, her career and ageism. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: Everybody Was so Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Story, by Amanda Vaill
Join us to discuss Amanda Vaill's biography of artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, wealthy expatriate Americans at the center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. Gerald and Sara summered with Picasso on the French Riviera, watched bullfights with Hemingway in Pamplona and inspired kindred creative spirits like Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read more »
This program is postponed until February 26. Register for the new event here.
André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco
Well known in Europe and Africa for his work in business development, Azoulay was a leading architect of the remarkable economic reforms and growth Morocco has experienced over the last three decades. Read more »
“Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Scotty … we need you along with your ship and the crew of the Enterprise!” Join us for a lively discussion focused on science and technology education.
Over the years our nation has seen a decline in academic performance of our youth in math and science vis-à-vis other nations. This harms our efforts to foster qualified homegrown scientists and engineers. Are we in danger of losing our competitive advantage? How can we improve science and technology education? Read more »
In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began painting one of history’s most influential and beloved works of art. Leonardo was then at a low point, having failed to complete anything that demonstrated his astonishing promise. The commission to paint The Last Supper provided only small compensation, and Leonardo’s odds of completing such a large fresco, without previous experience in the difficult medium, were not promising. Read more »