Spinoza and Mendelssohn: Politics of the Sacred and Profane Wednesdays, beginning July 18, 7-9pm Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. in Manhattan Enrollment is capped at 20 and includes copies of Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise and Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem. Some food and drink will also be provided! http://thebrooklyninstitute.com/2012/06/22/spinoza-and-mendelssohn-politics-of-the-sacred-and-profane/#
N.J. woman fleeing cops kills passenger in crash: cops
Allen, of Newark, was running because of her criminal history, prosecutors said Wednesday at her arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, where she was charged in Hills’ death and hit with a fugitive warrant in connection with a New Jersey forgery case.
Liberation theology’s founder basks in a belated rehabilitation under Pope Francis
“Liberation theology, from the first line of the book until the last line, is against Marxism,” Gutierrez said Wednesday (May 6) at an event in his honor at Fordham University’s Manhattan campus. The book he referred to was his landmark 1971 work, “A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation.” For Karl Marx, Christianity was “oppression,” he said. But the 85-year-old Gutierrez said his life’s work is committed to the view that “Christianity is liberation.”
The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942 as one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities. Many of the young women were recruited from small towns across the South. At noon on Wednesday, March 13, Denise Kiernan discusses her bookand the women who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. Join us at the National Archives Building or watch it live on http://www.ustream.tv/NARA
Edward Herrmann, who is perhaps best known as the patriarch on the long-running drama series “Gilmore Girls,” died of brain cancer Wednesday in Manhattan at 71. Herrmann played Nelson Rockefeller in Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie “Nixon,” and played Franklin Delano Roosevelt several times, including in the TV movies “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years” in the 1970s, in the movie version of the musical “Annie” in 1982 and in the recent Ken Burns documentary…