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Paul Krugman | Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Thu, January 30, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Penn Museum | Harrison Auditorium | 3260 South Street

Cost: $40/$55 - pre-signed book included with ticket
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SOLD OUT! Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South Street In conversation with Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics “The most celebrated economist of his generation” ( Economist ), Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his work in international trade and…

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Eoin Colfer | Highfire

Mon, February 3, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Jon McGoran, author of Splintered Eoin Colfer is the internationally acclaimed author of the Artemis Fowl series, which chronicles the “magical” ( Washington Post ) adventures of a young antihero criminal mastermind. The novels and their companion books have sold…

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David Zucchino | Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Tue, February 4, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Mark Bowden, most recently author of The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation David Zucchino is a contributing writer for The New York Times . He has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries. Zucchino was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for…

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Philadelphia Press Spotlight: Caldera Magazine

Thu, February 6, 2020 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Launched in 2018, Caldera Magazine is a bi-annual print and online publication dedicated to championing the voices of artists and creatives from Black, POC and Queer communities. www.calderamag.com @caldera.magazine Join Caldera Magazine for a contributor circle and pop-up presented in…

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EJ Dionne | Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country

Thu, February 6, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Dick Polman  “Substantial” and “notably fair minded” ( New York Times Book Review ), E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post  and nearly 100 other newspapers, a senior fellow at the…

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Diane Keaton | Brother & Sister

Fri, February 7, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Penn Museum | Harrison Auditorium | 3260 South Street

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Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South Street. Please use the 33rd Street entrance. “Talented, iconic,” and “quirky” ( Elle ), Diane Keaton has starred in some of the most acclaimed movies of the last half-century, including Annie Hall , Reds , the Godfather…

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John Sayles | Yellow Earth

Mon, February 10, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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Referred to by Roger Ebert as “the conscience of American independent filmmaking,” John Sayles is the writer/director of 18 movies, including Matewan , Lone Star , Eight Men Out , and Passion Fish . In addition to writing more than 100 screenplays, he is the author of four novels and…

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Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | Sarah Kozloff and Andrew Katz

Tue, February 11, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

First Floor Heim Center - Room 131 After decades as an academic, holding an endowed chair as a professor of film at Vassar College, Sarah Kozloff tried her hand at fiction writing. The result is a 4-volume epic fantasy, The Nine Realms, which will be released on a rapid publication schedule in…

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Gretchen Sorin | Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Tue, February 11, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Rick Burns, Peabody and Emmy Award–winning documentarian A curator with more than 30 years’ experience, Dr. Gretchen Sorin has consulted for more than 250 institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Jewish Museum, and the New York State Historical Association.…

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Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

Wed, February 12, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Walk this way for an evening with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, frontman for the mega-influential hip-hop trio Run-DMC. Regarded as the driving force behind ushering rap into the mainstream, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Rock & Roll…

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Jenny Offill | The Weather

Thu, February 13, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation , “an effortless-seeming downhill ride that picks up astonishing narrative speed as it goes” ( New York Review of Books ), tells the story of a once heady marriage at its breaking point. It was named to scores of 2014 “Best of the…

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Romancing the Library

Sat, February 15, 2020 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Philly Loves Romance presents: Romancing the Library Join local romance authors in the lobby of the Parkway Central Library for a day of Valentine’s fun! A dozen local authors will be selling and signing their romance novels. There will be snacks, drinks, and a craft station where all ages…

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Sayed Kashua | Track Changes with Isabella Hammad | The Parisian

Tue, February 18, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society” ( New York Times ), Sayed Kashua is an Arab Israeli who has lived in Jerusalem for most of his life. He writes a weekly column for  Haaretz , published a book of essays titled Native: Dispatches from an…

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Sam Sifton | See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends

Thu, February 20, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The food editor at the New York Times  and the founding editor of the  Times ’s digital cookbook, NYT Cooking , Sam Sifton is one of America’s most popular culinary writers. He formerly worked as the Gray Lady’s national news editor, restaurant critic, and…

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Dan Pfeiffer | UnTrumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again

Mon, February 24, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15/$32 - ticket/ticket with book
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In conversation with Alyssa Mastromonaco , author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House and frequent guest on Pod Save America The White House director of communications in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013,…

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Gish Jen | The Resisters

Tue, February 25, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Gish Jen’s many novels include Typical American , World and Town , and Mona in the Promised Land . She is also the author of two nonfiction works that explore the differences in East-West notions of art and culture, and her short stories have appeared dozens of publications, including the…

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Steven Levy | Facebook: The Inside Story

Wed, February 26, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Michael A. Smerconish Editor at large at Wired and a technology writer for more than 30 years, Steven Levy is the author of seven books, including In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives ; Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in…

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R. Eric Thomas | Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America

Thu, February 27, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

R. Eric Thomas is the creator of Elle ’s “Eric Reads the News,” a daily humor column that lambasts pop culture, celebrity, and politics that has been praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as “Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny.” Also a renowned playwright, his work has been…

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Monday Poets | David Ebenbach & Open Mic

Mon, March 2, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

David Ebenbach is the author of the poetry collections Some Unimaginable Animal (2019), and We Were the People Who Moved (2015). His other books include The Artist’s Torah (2012), a nonfiction guide to creativity, and the novel Miss Portland (2017). He teaches creative writing and…

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Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez | Legendary Children: The First Decade of Rupaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life

Tue, March 3, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The creators of the immensely popular eponymous blog Tom and Lorenzo , Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez entertain millions of readers a month with their singular perspective on fashion and pop culture. They are frequent guests on Sundance Channel’s All on the Line with Joe Zee and Sirius…

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