Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Carl Hart

Carl Hart is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He studies the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans and heads an innovative lab which investigates effect of methamphetamine use and abuse. He is also the author of numerous influential papers as well as the text book Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

From his lab: "Do You Use Crystal Meth? The Substance Use Research Center at
Columbia University seeks medically healthy meth users between the
ages of 21 and 49 to participate in a 10-session study evaluating
stimulant effects. For more information, please call: (212) 543-6013 or (212) 543-6545. All personal and identifying information will be kept confidential."

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Upcoming Guests

Monday January 21
Pianist Eliane Elias on her new CD Something for You, a tribute to Bill Evans. Elias also can be heard performing this material at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan Jan. 22-27.
then, artist/author Maira Kalman talks about her latest book, The Principles of Uncertainty.

Monday January 28
Film critic and Film Society of Lincoln Center programmer Kent Jones and author, critic, and Library of America's Editor in Chief Geoffrey O'Brien return to The Speakeasy with their picks for favorite and worst films of 2007.

Bob DeAngelis and Margaret Krug

Juno Award-winning clarinetist Bob DeAngelis talks about his Bennie Goodman tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 16. The Coronation of a King: A Tribute to Benny Goodman will be performed with his 50-piece big band, the Champagne Symphony, exactly 70 years to the date after the legendary Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall.

then, Margaret Krug, painter and Senior Lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, talks about art history, techniques, and more. She is the author of of An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques.

Foster Hirsch and Keir Dullea

As the Otto Preminger restrospective rolls out at the Film Forum in Manhattan, Preminger biographer Foster Hirsch and actor Keir Dullea visit the Speakeasy to talk about this maverick fimmaker. Dullea starred in Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, and