Posts Tagged: Chuck Klosterman

Notable Twin Cities: 5/14-5/20

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Sunday 5/14: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a reading by contributors to Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers, a collection of true stories about mothers and daughters. Readers include Susan Power, Sheila O’Connor, and Wang Ping. The reading will be hosted by editor Kathryn Kysar. 

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Notable NYC: 5/13–5/19

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Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series.

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work. ...more

Thinking about the Past as If It Were the Future

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Chuck Klosterman’s new book, But What If We’re Wrong, theorizes how today will appear in the history books. But how will his own work hold up?

The further in the future you peer the more impossible it is to anticipate what that future will look like or even what its denizens believe about the basic principles of existence, let alone what books they’re reading.

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A Changing Future

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He says he’s not trying to predict exactly what might happen in the future, but instead offer a broad reminder that the present is not the finished portrait it might appear to be. Besides, he says, “We can’t be wrong: Everybody who reads this book will be dead by the time it comes true.”

In his new book, What If We’re Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past, Chuck Klosterman wonders which ideas and concepts we have now will change in the coming centuries.

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Notable New York, This Week 7/12 – 7/18

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This week in New York Diane Williams, Rebecca Curtis and Joshua Cohen read at The Bastille Day Soirée, Chuck Klosterman is back Eating Dinosaurs, Candance Bushnell embodies Carrie and takes us back to college,  Christopher Finch tells us about Chuck Close’s Life, David Mitchell Reads, Soda Pop hosts a reading series, Williamsburg promotes Martial Arts, Crash Mansion begs us to black out for a $5 open bar, and The Kids are All Right.

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