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Marvel Men: The Directors Behind the Avengers: Infinity War Phenomenon

Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo discuss their experiences in transporting the adventures of a whole galaxy of iconic Marvel superheroes from the page to the screen in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Glassmaking in Brooklyn: Past and Present
All-Day Tour

Visit the Corning Museum of Glass’s GlassBarge, a unique glassmaking demonstration barge docked in Brooklyn—where the company that grew into Corning International was originally located in the mid-19th century. A stop at the studios and galleries of UrbanGlass provides a glimpse of Brooklyn’s contemporary connection to the art and industry of glassmaking.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before. Geneticist David Reich examines how these developments have transformed our understanding of our lineage as modern humans.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
O Brothers: How Mark and Jay Duplass Conquered Hollywood

Mark and Jay Duplass are writers, directors, producers, and actors who’ve turned collaboration into a family affair. They made their moviemaking debut with a breakthrough short they produced on a $3 budget. Their next feature film provoked a distribution-rights bidding war at the Sundance Festival! Hear them describe their remarkable journey from the suburbs of New Orleans to success in Hollywood.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
J.D. Vance: Hillbilly Elegy and After

Join J.D. Vance as he discusses Hillbilly Elegy, the national best-seller which grew from personal memoir into a story with national resonance, his experience in writing the book, and its effect on his career and his life. The ticket price includes a pre-signed copy of the new paperback edition of Hillbilly Elegy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.