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MIXED TASTE
TAG TEAM LECTURES ON UNRELATED TOPICS

Mixed Taste is a lecture series that runs every summer. The rules are simple: The first speaker speaks for a half-hour, then the next speaker speaks on a completely unrelated topic for a half-hour, and then there is question and answer on both at the same time. During the first part of the program, speakers are not allowed to make connections between topics, during the question and answer, anything can happen.

EXPLORE PAST MIXED TASTE TOPICS
2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


2008 MIXED TASTE

June 5 - Silent Films & Counterfeit Currency

June 12 - Soda Pop & Extreme Death Rituals of Borneo

June 19 - Maya Astronomy & Stanley Kubrick

June 26 - Sun Ra & Southern Family Restaurants

July 3 - Tamales & Literary Memoirs

July 10 - Wittgenstein & Hula Dancing

July 17 - Motown & Gonzo Journalism

July 24 - Dia de los Muertos & Gourmet Sauces

July 31 - Outsider Art & A Superconducting Proton Collider

August 7 - Craft Beer & Renaissance Polyphony

August 14 - Roller Derby & Verismo Opera

August 21 - Cover Songs & Giant Wombats

August 28 - Artificial Intelligence & The 1908 Democratic National Convention


2007 MIXED TASTE

June 7 - Swiss Typography & TV Theme Songs

June 14 - Kurt Cobain & Solar Eclipses

June 21 - Practical Democracy & Deadly Jellyfish

June 28 - Carnivorous Plants & Color-Field Painting

July 5 - Earth Art & Goat Cheese

July 12 - Capoeira & Le Corbusier

July 19 - Chinese Opera & Alfred Hitchcock

July 26 - Walt Whitman & Whole Hog Cooking

Aug 2 - Tequila & Dark Energy in the Universe

Aug 9 - Soul Food & Existentialism

Aug 16 - Prairie Dogs & Gertrude Stein

Aug 23 - Japanese Anime & Zora Neale Hurston

Aug 30 - Marxism & Kittens, Kittens, Kittens


2006 MIXED TASTE

June 15 - Belgian Chocolate & One Woman Opera

June 22 - Mt. Rushmore & European Witchcraft

June 29 - Wonder Cabinets & American Whiskey

July 6 - Women Rockers & Martin Scorsese

July 13 - USDA Meat Grading & Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

July 20 - Mies van der Rohe & Brazilian Music

July 27 - Cowboy Yodeling & Michel Foucault

Aug 3 - Dada & Monster Movies

Aug 10 - Chicano Rights Movement & The History of Pornography

Aug 17 - Conceptual Art & The Family Vacation


2005 MIXED TASTE

June 2 - Cold Saki & African Art

June 9 - Wild Birds & New Wave French Cinema

June 16 - Piano Miniatures & Hearty Shrubs

June 23 - Susan Sontag & Paint By Numbers

June 30 - Tattoo Art & Ibsen’s Medeas

July 7 - Meat Sausage & T.S. Eliot

July 14 - Mexican Muralists & Woody After Mia

July 21 - Modern Origami & Native American Poetry

July 28 - Clyfford Still & Cajun Cusine

Aug 4 - Jacques Derrida & New African Music

Aug 11 - Feminist Art & Burlesque Theater

Aug 18 - Contemporary Opera & Murder Ballads

Aug 25 - Punk Rock & Zen Buddhism

Sept 1 - Contemporary Photography & Exotic Drums


2004 MIXED TASTE

May 20 - Surreal Cinema & Brunello Wine

May 27 - Infused Olive Oil & John Coltrane

June 3 - Harlem Renaissance & Domestic Artesian Cheese

June 10 - St Augustine & The Marx Brothers

June 17 - Grateful Dead & Fresh Cut Flower Arranging

June 24 - Barbecue & Avant Garde Animated Film

July 1 - Dizzy Gillespie & Single Malt Scotch

July 8 - Concrete & Renaissance Prints

July 15 - Bananas Foster & Emily Dickinson

July 22 - Slave Narratives & Medieval Coins

July 29 - Pinot Noir & Miles Davis

Aug 5 - Video Art & Migratory Birds

Aug 12 - Andy Warhol & Artificial Lighting

Aug 19 - Flower Arranging & The Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

Aug 26 -Raw Milk Cheese & Minimalist Art

Sept 2 - Urban Trees & Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas