Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

**SOLD OUT** Atul Gawande: Dying with Dignity

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Atul Gawande

Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. A limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. Debates often occur around artificially prolonging life, decision-making processes, and other death-related issues. Being Mortal author Gawande says when it comes to dying, treatment “falls short” for the elderly and aging. He’ll share examples of patients confined to beds, and offer guidance for more dignified methods of care.

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Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, and John Summers: ‘Salvos from The Baffler’ Magazine

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.


Known for their biting critiques of “business culture and the culture business,” The Baffler brings together persuasive criticism on modern American life. Three of the journal’s key voices will give an inside look at the magazine, as well as the future of the dissenting opinion in our country.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Matt Bai with Steve Scher: Gary Hart and The Tabloidization of Politics

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Journalist Bai “acutely-intelligent” new book analyzes the sensationalized media coverage of Hart’s 1987 political sex scandal, explaining how it forever changed the face of political journalism, the 24-hour news cycle, and the conflation of news and entertainment.

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