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Holmes Maintenance: Mike Holmes on Keeping Your House in Shape
Contractor and television personality Mike Holmes is the go-to guy for practical guidance when it comes to your home, and he’s collected plenty of tips in his newest book, The Holmes Manual.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:45 PM
What’s So Funny About Comedy?
Whether the joke is by Aristophanes or Woody Allen, we know when something tickles our funny bone. Television and film writer (and recovered stand-up comic) David Misch offers an appropriately irreverent history of comedy as he explores why it does.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Boost Your Creative Intelligence: Proven Tips and Strategies
Our creative muscles, like physical ones, need training in order to perform at their peak. Gerard Puccio of the International Center for Studies in Creativity offers practical tools to bring enhanced creative thinking and problem-solving skills into your everyday life.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:30 AM
How To Plan a Murder in Washington, D.C.: It’s a Literary Crime!
Here’s one mystery that many writers fail to solve: coming up with the correct procedural and atmospheric details when DC is a setting for crime stories. Meet one local who knows her stuff when it comes to tales about crime, Allison Leotta, a former federal prosecutor.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Fighting Slavery: Nat Turner to Abraham Lincoln
Richard Bell of the University of Maryland, College Park, examines the turbulent years between 1829 and 1865, when Americans both enslaved and free built an abolition movement designed to bring slavery to its knees.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM