Special Program This Sunday, 11AM: The History of “Fake News,” Presented by Don Schwartz, Ph.D

Sunday at the MasterDecember 23, 2018

11:00 am Riverside Lobby

THE HISTORY of

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Don Schwartz, Ph.D., a friend of shareholders here at the Master Apartments, hasgenerously offered to put “Fake News” in historical perspective for us on his upcomingtrip to New York City from the West Coast where he now resides.

‘Fake News’ has been in the news ever since the election of Donald Trump in 2016. While exaggerations and hyperbole have always been characteristic of political dis-course, the propagation of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ in our highly polemic environment has been amplified and intensified by the internet and by social media.

While the term is relatively new, the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ has been around forcenturies. Dr. Schwartz will trace the origins and impact of manufactured and altered news reports from ancient Rome to the modern era, with an emphasis on the impact of such misrepresentations on American history.

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Don Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in modern U.S. and European history from New York University and began his teaching career in New York City high schools, and at Pace University and the New School for Social Research.

He served on the faculty of the History Department at California State University Long Beach from 1987 until his retirement in 2010. Since then he has taught in

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Shanghai and Phnom Penh as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program, and regularly offers lectures on historical topics in southern California.

He has written scholarly articles on the Holocaust and on the teaching of history, and has been named by the Organization of American Historians to their Distinguished Lecturer Program.

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Thurs, Nov. 8th, Master Gallery: Opening Reception for Intersections, Paintings by Betsy Goldberg

The Master Gallery and the Board of Directors invite you to the

Opening Reception of Intersections, Paintings by Betsy Goldberg. 

November 8, 7-8:30 PM 

The exhibition runs from November 8 – January 26 2019

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Book Talk: Frank Hugus on his debut novel, The Improvisatore, Sept 18th, at the Scandinavia House

Master shareholder Frank Hugus will discuss his debut novel, The Improvistore, A Novel of Italy, at the Scandinavia House, 56 Park Avenue, on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, at 7 PM. 

Published to great acclaim in 1835, Hans Christian Andersen’s debut novel, The Improvisatore, initially eclipsed his fairy tales, which first appeared in the same year. This first English translation since the 1840s, by Frank Hugus, captures the brilliance and brio, the sweep and the nuance that made The Improvisatore one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most widely read and best loved works.

Andersen, the captivating teller of enchanted tales, is very much in evidence in this classic Bildungsroman inspired by his travels in Italy earlier in the decade. The novel’s hero, Antonio—much like Andersen himself—rises from impoverished beginnings to become a successful artist, at every turn learning charming and often alarming lessons in the ways of the world. Adopted by a nobleman, smitten with an opera singer, challenged to a duel, captured by bandits, beset by a temptress, Antonio follows a dizzying itinerary on his path to enlightenment and, perhaps, happiness. Along the way he experiences the delights of Italian culture and nature so clearly and deeply absorbed by his peripatetic author.

Following the discussion, copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Frank Hugus is a Professor of German and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He has taught a wide variety of courses, from Old Norse to modern Scandinavian literature to Hans Christian Andersen.  Hugus has published numerous articles on 19th and 20th century Danish literature, with a focus on Hans Christian Andersen, and has written on medieval Icelandic literature.

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Thurs., Aug 2nd: Opening Reception for “Looking for Elsewhere,” photography by Donna Svennevik

The Master Gallery

in association with The Board of Directors

invite you to the Opening Reception of

Looking for Elsewhere

photography by Donna Svennevik

Thursday, August 2nd, 7pm – 8:30pm

Main Lobby

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An Introduction to Chi Gong, Monday, July 23

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MASTER

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHI GONG, MONDAY, JULY 23

The class will begin at 6:00PM in the Riverside Lobby. After an introduction, weather permitting, we shall go into Riverside Park.

ELLIOTT CHARLES SHAPIRO

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I HAVE BEEN STUDYING AND TEACHING TAI CHI CHUAN, CHI GONG, AND ALLIED MOVEMENT DISCIPLINES FOR OVER
40 YEARS.

I HAVE STUDIED WITH MASTER TEACHERS AND PRACTITIONERS.

WE ARE PARTICULARLY FORTUNATE TO LIVE NEAR A PARK AND A RIVER, WHICH ARE EXCELLENT LOCATIONS FOR OUTDOOR CHI GONG.

THE CHINESE DEVELOPED OVER THE CENTURIES THE EXERCISE KNOWN AS CHI GONG. CHI GONG CAN BE TRANSLATED AS CULTIVATING ENERGY SKILLFULLY. CHI GONG HAS MEDICAL, MARTIAL, AND SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS. CHI GONG GENTLY RELAXES THE STIFFENED JOINTS OF SEDENTARY ADULTS AND COMPELS THE CIRCULATION OF ENERGY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY WITHOUT CAUSING UNDUE SWEATING OR FATIGUE. CHI GONG COORDINATES MOVEMENT, BREATH, AND VISUALIZATION. THE MOVE- MENTS ARE SLOW AND RELAXED. I WILL BE TEACHING SIMPLE EXERCISES SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.

PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FLAT SHOES. IF POSSIBLE, DON’T EATIMMEDIATELY BEFORE CLASS.

THOSE OPTING TO PARTICIPATE WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT/RELEASE FORM. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH A SIGN-UP SHEET, AT THE FRONT DESK.

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