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‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City Wednesday will focus on the history of protest

March 24th, 2014 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Titled “A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s,” the free event will explore Seattle’s role in national and international civil rights movements, including anti-apartheid, the NAACP and the Black Panther Party in our area.

The discussion will be led by Trevor Griffey, co-founder of the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project and a lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, and Eddie Rye Jr., a longtime activist and the host of the radio program Urban Forum Northwest. It will be moderated by Tonya Mosley, a broadcast reporter and regular contributor to Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW-FM. Mosley’s recent series for KUOW, “Black in Seattle,” sparked dialogue about race and class in Seattle.

This Think & Drink will be produced in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group and Seattle Repertory Theatre to correspond with The Suit, a parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. The Suit, a Peter Brook directed play, opens at Seattle Repertory Theatre on March 19 & runs through April 6, 2014. It will also be supported by Think & Drink’s media sponsor, KUOW, and host, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Age Restrictions: You must be 21 and over to enter the main discussion room.

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Next Think & Drink topic is ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture’

December 4th, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” at Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery is on Wednesday, Dec. 11, with a timely topic: “Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture.”

This free event will put our holiday shopping season into perspective, asking: How did America become a consumer culture? Does our race, class or gender influence how we shop and what we buy? And how does our consumption affect the economy – and our community?

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by Linda Nash and Meenakshi Rishi and moderated by Steve Scher. Nash is a professor of U.S. cultural history at the University of Washington. Rishi is professor of economics at Seattle University. Scher is host of KUOW radio’s The Record.

This free event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

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Tuesday ‘Think & Drink’ to explore American attitudes toward food

October 14th, 2013 by Doree

This month’s installment of Humanities Washington’s “Think & Drink” series is “Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food.” It starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N.

The free event will examine the way Americans relate to food – from home-cooked meals to grab-and-go snacks, the obesity epidemic to diet trends, and more. We will also talk about the upcoming Initiative 522, which would require labeling for genetically modified food in our state, and ask how this initiative relates to cultural trends and attitudes.

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by food experts Julia Harrison and Derek Wood and moderated by Ross Reynolds. Harrison is an anthropologist focusing on desserts and sweets and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Wood is the chair of the biology department at Seattle Pacific University and a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington. Reynolds is host of KUOW’s The Record.

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Naked City’s next Think & Drink is ‘The Latino Lens’

September 3rd, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next free event in the Think & Drink series at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is “The Latino Lens: A Discussion With Filmmaker Enrique Cerna,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Naked City is at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Longtime local journalist Enrique Cerna will talk about his upcoming documentary, “Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington.” The event will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. A similar event will be held two days later in Yakima.

Washington’s Latino population grew 71 percent from 2000 to 2010 and is expected to increase even more in the current decade. These free events will use film clips and personal stories to ask what this demographic shift means for our state politics, educational system and society. The conversations will explore what it means to be a longstanding Latino Washingtonian, a recent immigrant, an undocumented worker and someone affected by the DREAM act.

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Next Think & Drink: ‘Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much?’

June 24th, 2013 by Doree

The next Think & Drink discussion at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much? at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

The free Humanities Washington-sponsored event will feature public health professor Aaron Katz and medical consultant Hugh Straley, and will be moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher.

Questions to be discussed include: What is our relationship to healthcare? What influences the price of healthcare in the United States? And why do Americans reject the healthcare models found in other countries?

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April ‘Think & Drink’ focuses on the digital evolution of the neighborhood

April 3rd, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse team up again for the monthly “Think & Drink” series, this time exploring how technology is reshaping our communities.

The April 9 topic is “Bit by Bit: The Digital Evolution of the Neighborhood.”

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by technology expert Alex Alben and communications strategist Hanson Hosein, and moderated by Ross Reynolds. Alben is the author of Analog Days – How Technology Rewrote Our Future. He is also a member of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau. Hosein is director of the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington and former director of the school’s Masters of Communication in Digital Media program. Reynolds is the host of the KUOW radio talk show The Conversation.

“Think & Drink” starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Admission is free.

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Naked City’s next Humanities WA presentation – ‘An Even Greener Washington: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502′

February 7th, 2013 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse and Humanities Washington’s popular Think & Drink series is back on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with a hot topic.

“An Even Greener Washington: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502” features attorney and author of I-502 Alison Holcomb, and Seattle Police Department Public Affairs Director Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. It will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

Think & Drink begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Admission is free; food and drinks are on you.

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Dueling political cartoonists at Monday’s ‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City

November 3rd, 2012 by Doree

Just in time for Tuesday’s Election Day, the latest Humanities Washington “Think & Drink” event at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood features dueling political cartoonists.

At 7 p.m. Monday, local political cartoonists David Horsey and Milt Priggee will interpret current election issues based on suggestions from the audience and moderator Steve Scher, host of KUOW’s “Weekday.” The event is free.

Horsey received the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1999 and 2003. He was the longtime cartoonist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and now draws for the Los Angeles Times. Priggee is a former editorial cartoonist for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, and a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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‘Think & Drink’ tackles negative political campaigning

September 20th, 2012 by Doree

The next installment of Naked City Brewery and Humanities Washington’s “Think & Drink” series takes on negative political campaigning, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Presenters David Domke, Peter Callaghan and Greg Lane will discuss ”Dirty Business: A History of Negative Campaigning,” starting with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

Domke is a professor and chair of the Communication Department at the University of Washington and a former journalist. Callaghan has been a columnist with The News Tribune in Tacoma for 27 years and formerly worked at The (Everett) Herald and the Associated Press in Olympia and Seattle. Lane is the president and CEO of TVW, Washington’s public affairs television network. Ross Reynolds, the host of KUOW’s award-winning news-talk program The Conversation, will be the night’s moderator.

Think & Drink is free to attend; you just pay for your food and beverages.

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Discuss the state of marriage at next Tuesday’s ‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City

July 12th, 2012 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” discussion is at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., on Tuesday and focuses on “State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage.”

It’s free and begins at 7 p.m. Past Think & Drink events have proved popular; arrive early to snag a seat.

Social historian Stephanie Coontz, civic leader Anne Levinson and moderator Steve Scher will lead a conversation about marriage, offering both historical context and a consideration of recent same-sex marriage legislation.

Coontz is the author of Marriage, a History and teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College; she’s appeared in media ranging from The New York Times to The Colbert Report. Levinson is a LGBT community leader and advisor to Washington United for Marriage; she was formerly a municipal judge, Seattle deputy mayor and co-owner of the Seattle Storm. Scher is a longtime journalist for Seattle’s National Public Radio station, KUOW; currently, he is the senior host of Weekday.

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Next ‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City celebrates ‘Harlots and Heroines’

April 30th, 2012 by Doree

Naked City Brewery’s monthly “Think & Drink” events, sponsored by Humanities Washington, are quickly becoming THE place to be on a weekday evening. April’s event on “Consumerism and the Pursuit of Happiness” was standing room only.

Coming up on May 9, “Harlots & Heroines: Images of Women in Media and Pop Culture” features scholars Jennifer K. Stuller and Amy Peloff, with moderator Marcie Sillman, discussing the media’s portrayal of women – from Wonder Woman and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Lady Gaga and the Kardashians. The conversation will range from conceptions of gender to sexuality and politics.

Stuller is the author of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology and co-founder and programing director of Seattle’s GeekGirlCon. Peloff is the associate director of the Comparative History of Ideas program at the University of Washington, where she teaches gender, women and sexuality studies. Sillman is a senior reporter with KUOW who produces in-depth news segments on Northwest life and culture.

The event is free. It starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

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Next Think & Drink at Naked City tackles consumerism, happiness

March 29th, 2012 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is sponsoring another “Think & Drink” event, this time on the topic of consumerism and happiness.

The free event is at 7 p.m. on Wed., April 4, at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. “Consumerism and the Pursuit of Happiness” will be a conversation with John de Graaf and Laura Musikanski, coordinators of the Happiness Initiative. They’ll talk about the rise of consumerism in post-war America, and its impact on national happiness. The discussion moderator is Ross Reynolds, host of KUOW’s news-talk program “The Conversation.”

De Graaf is the filmmaker and author behind Affluenza; Musikanski is the former executive director of Sustainable Seattle. Together, they are coordinators of the Happiness Initiative (happycounts.org), a national nonprofit, nonpartisan project that studies and promotes conversations about the various factors influencing our personal and community well-being.

Think & Drink is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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