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‘Alt-Right and Legacy of Racism’ focus of (Lunch) Box talk Feb. 7

Feb. 2, 2018—Sophie Bjork-James, who studies contemporary white supremacist groups, will speak at a Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event Feb. 7 at the Nashville Public Library.

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Herculano-Houzel featured at (Lunch) Box talk Nov. 1

Oct. 30, 2017—A noted neuroscientist who studies the number of neurons present in the brains of different species, including humans, will discuss her groundbreaking work during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Nov. 1.

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Eat and learn about the history of violence at lunchbox talk

Sep. 27, 2017—A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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Get the lowdown on Nashville’s Food Waste Initiative Feb. 1

Jan. 26, 2017—A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Can America be reinvented in the Donald Trump era?

Dec. 1, 2016—Will the Trump era be one of despair or hope? Vanderbilt professors will discuss it Dec. 7 at Nashville's downtown public library.

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Library talk: Is the democratic process working?

Oct. 21, 2016—As Election Day approaches, members of the community are invited to discuss the future of democracy at the downtown Nashville Public Library Nov. 2.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box resumes with Wood and Bess

Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.

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Lowe to discuss interactive theatre at (Lunch) Box talk

Apr. 29, 2016—Leah Lowe will discuss "Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future" when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Next library lunch talk is about deception

Feb. 29, 2016—The topic will be lying at the next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville library March 9.

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‘Is natural always better?’ topic of April 1 (Lunch)Box talk

Mar. 27, 2015—Why do we strive for things that are natural? And is natural always better?"

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‘You Call It a Cloud’ participatory art topic of (Lunch) Box talk Feb. 4

Jan. 30, 2015—Jana Harper's "You Call it a Cloud" exhibit was inspired by her mother's obsession with clouds.

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Tracking Jesus in popular music topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Dec. 2, 2014—Tracking Jesus in popular American music is the topic of the Dec. 3 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event with singer-songwriter Dave Perkins, an associate director at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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