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Frank Warren

PostSecret is a collection of over 500,000 highly personal and artistic postcards displaying secrets, mailed anonymously from around the world. Warren, the project’s creator, shares a new collection of secrets in The World of PostSecret.

Date:
Dec 3, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book: $45

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Andy Cohen

In Conversation with Wolf Blitzer

With a nod to the 1989 bestseller The Andy Warhol Diaries, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year is a pop-culture time capsule covering a year in the life of the host of the Bravo TV talk show Watch What Happens Live.

Date:
Dec 6, 2014 • 7:30 pm
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SOLD OUT.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour contributors Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon gather for a thoughtful, funny, spirited discussion of the best and worst in pop culture – movies, TV, books, music, theater, comics, and video games.

Date:
Dec 9, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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SOLD OUT.

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Authors & Talks

Glenn Kurtz

In Conversation with Leslie Swift

Three Minutes in Poland traces the author’s journey to identify the people in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland who his grandfather captured on 16 mm Kodachrome color film in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II.

Date:
Dec 11, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $15
2 FREE tickets with book purchase: $32

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Authors & Talks

My So-Called Jewish Life

A SpeakeasyDC Production

During Chanukah, join us for the sixth annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish.

Date:
Dec 18, 2014 • 7:30 pm
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$20 in advance
$25 day of event

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Authors & Talks

Patton Oswalt

In Conversation with Dan Kois

In Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, Oswalt details his coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films that informed his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships.

Date:
Jan 11, 2015 • 5:00 pm
Admission:

1 ticket + 1 book: $35

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Authors & Talks

Anita Diamant

In Conversation with Susan Weidman Schneider

From the author of The Red Tent comes The Boston Girl, a novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism, told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th century.

Date:
Jan 13, 2015 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $14
2 FREE tickets with book purchase: $26

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Authors & Talks

Roger Cohen

In The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, the New York Times columnist traces his ancestors across continents and decades, mapping patterns of struggle and resilience that converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age.

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Date:
Jan 22, 2015 • 7:00 pm
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Peter Manseau

In One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History, Manseau explores an America shaped by people of all religions, cultures, and languages and questions why our nation’s founding has been so profoundly whitewashed as uniformly “Christian.”

Date:
Jan 28, 2015 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $12
2 FREE tickets with book purchase: $28

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Authors & Talks

Emily Spivack

In Worn Stories, Spivack presents clothing-inspired first-person narratives from cultural icons, offering a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, assert our identity, or bring back the past—clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.

Date:
Jan 29, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

Ticket: $12
2 FREE tickets with book purchase: $25

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