Monthly Archives: September 2012

Okrent’s “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”

“In 1920 could anyone have believed that the Eighteeth Amendment, ostensibly addressing the single subject of intoxicating beverages, would set off an avalanche of change in areas as diverse as international trade, speedboat design, tourism practices, soft-drink marketing, and the … Continue reading

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MOCA (Los Angeles): Metrics of Success

July 12, 2012 – Since the late 1970s, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) here in Los Angeles developed a world class collection and hosted excellent exhibitions.  The museum’s financial troubles and issues of leadership, especially the question of responsibility, … Continue reading

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The Iron Curtain Trail

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, the Wende Museum hosted a lecture and a tour of the museum. The lecture featured the Consul General Honorable Wolfgang Drautz and Member of the European Union Parliament, Michael Cramer.  Both men are from Germany … Continue reading

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