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Tania Katan reads from her outrageous and poignant bestselling memoir, My One Night Stand with Cancer, and talks frankly (and with humor!) about the challenges of sex during and after cancer treatment. This event is a fundraiser for Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to helping women under 40 with breast cancer.

Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. reach toward the outermost extremes of physical dance, while forging a world full of emotional range and power. Noted for its impact across cultural boundaries, the work of this international cast of performers has spoken to audiences the world over—from Estonia, Russia, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary to Portugal, Taiwan, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela.

The 32nd annual “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” brings the nation's finest book and print dealers to New York City.   “GVABF” will celebrate at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" (as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.

The McNeill Art Group is pleased to announce the opening of Chromesthesia at the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space. Chromesthesia is a group exhibition featuring painting, photography and sculpture by American artists Tyrome Tripoli, Perry Burns, Sally Egbert, Jeff Muhs, Tapp Francke, Darlene Charneco, Matthew Satz, Sean Brannan and Scott Malbaurn. The exhibition is curated by Beth McNeill. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 from 6-9pm.

 Global population numbers continue to rise, as does the poverty, suffering and environmental degradation that goes with it. Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office?

BETEL NUT BEAUTIES is a photoseries documenting the isolated young women who work in roadside huts in Taiwan selling paan, also known as betel nut. Biernat, an acclaimed architectural photographer, has been the subject of solo shows in New York, Seattle, Poland and Belgium.

In a rare public appearance, Vincent D’Onofrio, star of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, urged Americans to protect law enforcement officials by calling on Congress to support the ban on large capacity ammunition magazines (HR308/S32). The 45 second ad specifically addresses the impact of lax gun control on law enforcement. It launches today on the web.

Lorna Simpson: Gathered presents works that explore this Brooklyn-born artist’s interest in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history. Through works that incorporate hundreds of original and found vintage photographs of African Americans that she collects from eBay and flea markets, Lorna Simpson undermines the assumption that archival materials are objective documents of history.

Bert Stern has enhanced the glamour of his images with the use of crystals, overlaid on the surface of his photographs. Audrey Hepburn , Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and Elizabeth Taylor are some of the subjects in this new technique. These unique prints are playful and inventive and enrich the iconic images with a new dimension.  Opening Reception Friday February 11th.

Dear EarthTalk: I saw a TV ad for toilet paper with no cardboard core to save paper. I understand that green groups recently struck a deal with Kimberly-Clark to protect eastern U.S. forests from decimation for, among other things, toilet paper. Can you tell me if any efforts are underway to protect Canada's boreal forest, also long used for making tissue paper?