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Richard P. Feynman: Quoting a Genius

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
Fifty Years of Excellence
Elizabethan England's Golden Age, Unpolished

Edouard Manet: Reluctant Revolutionary
Art historian Bonita Billman discusses artist Edouard Manet’s life and career and analyzes his contributions to the impressionist movement. (World Art History Certificate elective)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Washington: A History of the National City
President Kennedy once famously mocked Washington, D.C., as a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. But there’s no denying its importance on the world stage. Historian Tom Lewis paints a portrait of the capital city whose internal conflicts and promise have mirrored those of America writ large.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Hamilton and Burr: The Duel That Stunned the Nation
Today’s political rivalries often play out in media soundbites and sniping. Shortly after the turn of the 19th century, two respected statesmen squared off in a far more fatal way. Author John Sedgwick analyzes the event that left a framer of the Constitution dead and turned a sitting vice president into a fugitive.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Pluto’s Amazing Story
Veteran space-science reporter Kelly Beatty traces the history of Pluto from predictions of its existence to the discovery of its moons to its “demotion” to dwarf-planet status. He also covers what NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has revealed about Pluto and its moon Charon—truly the odd couple of our solar system.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Putting on the Ring: Wagner’s Monumental Cycle Comes to Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera’s director Francesca Zambello, music director Philippe Auguin, and designers and leading singers join opera expert Fred Plotkin for a day-long exploration of how the company will tackle the musical, dramatic, and technical challenges of bringing Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen to the Kennedy Center this season.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30 AM