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September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
No one sees America quite like Ian Frazier of The New Yorker. Join us for a wide-ranging, intimate, and hilarious conversation in the Algonquin Room.
In Frazier’s latest collection of essays, Hogs Wild, he beholds, captures, and occasionally reimagines the spirit of the American experience. He travels down South to examine feral hogs, and learns that their presence in any county is a strong indicator that it votes Republican. He introduces us to a man who, when his house is hit by a supposed meteorite, hopes to “leverage” the space object into opportunity for his family, and a New York City police detective who is fascinated with rap-music-related crimes. Alongside Frazier’s delight in the absurdities of contemporary life is his sense of social responsibility: there’s an echo of the great reform-minded writers in his pieces on a soup kitchen, opioid overdose deaths on Staten Island, and the rise in homelessness in New York City under Mayor Bloomberg.
Space very limited. Don’t miss this very special opportunity. Free and open to all.
Special thanks to OK Policy Institute.