Lately it seems all of Culture in the Citys events have been the new-age variety: Wiccan chanting, alternative medicine, metaphysical stuff. This past week, organizers held a lecture about the value of human life from the Vedic perspective, and we didnt even know what Vedic was. (Thank Goddess we can Google anything these days.) But its not all solstices and swamis at Culture; there is a darker side, which will be unleashed tonight with the lecture titled Homophobia and the Law, led by Amy Ronner, law professor at St. Thomas University. The program will explore stereotypes associated with homophobia, how they operate under different areas of the law, and how they impede on a gay persons basic rights. Heavy. Although Cultures lectures tend to be interactive, we hope they wont demonstrate any real homophobia -- that would be upsetting. (P.S.: Vedic refers to the writings of Ancient India. Oh, right, we knew that.) Complimentary wine and cheese will be served at 7:00; the lecture begins at 7:30 at the Womens Club of Coconut Grove. Admission is ten dollars, five for students. Call 305-648-0899, or visit www.cultureinthecity.org.
Wed., Aug. 9