Meet a May Speaker: Jonah Levy!

Jonah Levy was born and raised in Brooklyn and has worked as a tour guide for far too long. He is also the Project Director for the Center for the Holographic Arts as well as Hearts of the World. Jonah likes cynical and cyclical history. 

Get ready for a very special night with Jonah as he talks about Intrigue and Explosions in NYC on May 11th at SASS. There will be other lectures on Government Assassination Conspiracies and Scams, plus themed drink specials.

Afterwards, be sure to visit the new Holocenter location on Governors Island. You can find it in House 4B on Nolan Park from Memorial Day Weekend till August 11th, open Saturdays and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.

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May Lecture: Conspirators and Confusion


What has strange explosions, aspiring anarchists, mistaken identities and crazy plot twists? No, not the next Bond movie: it’s the May 2014 SASS, of course! This month’s lectures are:

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US Government Assassination Conspiracies

Patrick Lamson-Hall investigates some of the skeletons in Uncle Sam’s closet and reveals the motivations behind a few famous assassinations. 

Total Scams

Becky Sandler, scam expert and vigilante, alerts us to the gotchas that got our grandparents, including ponzi schemes and other frauds.

Explosive Plots in NYC

What do Nazis, leftist student groups and the Confederate army have in common? Jonah Levy explains.

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Meet an April Speaker: Sarah Byrd!

Sarah Byrd is a fashion historian and archivist. She’s had a life-long interest in all things “old,” especially people and dresses. She’d like to thank the original cast of MTV’s House of Style and Lauren Ezersky for her current career path.

Sarah will indulge us in The How-Tos of Looking Good: A History of Editorial Fashion tonight at SASS Presents: The History of Looking Hot!

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Meet an April Speaker: Carly Silver!

Carly Silver is an editorial assistant at Harlequin Books, where she (wishfully) hangs out with Fabio all day. An ancient history enthusiast, she graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, and can most often be found in used bookstores or playing with puppies.

On April 8th, Carly will enlighten us to the ways of the ancients with her talk “Staying Hot in Ancient Egypt.” See you at SASS!

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April Lecture: The History of Looking Hot!


It’s just about that time of the year when we get to emerge from our hygiene hibernation and prepare ourselves for spring in the city! Makes you wonder, is this all this primping and prodding unique to us contemporary cosmopolitans, or have our ancestors struggled to keep it pulled together for decades?

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Staying Hot in Ancient Egypt

Before they were mummies, they were hotties! Carly Silver gives us all the lowdown on what it took to make Cleopatra and her cohorts so irresistible.

Victorians, John Ruskin, and the Hair Down There

Michelle Legro shares one of history’s greatest tales about getting tail, and what it reveals about Victorian pubic grooming.

The How-Tos of Looking Good: A History of Editorial Fashion

Now that we’ve had the textile revolution, how the heck do you decide what to wear? Sarah Byrd takes us back to the European court’s version of Hot or Not, and all the way to modern fashion editorials.

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