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  • October 16
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  • Redmond

The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir

Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Betty’s vivacity, offbeat humor, and sparklingly irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh again after the grim, hard years of […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 16, 2018
  • Where
  • Redmond Senior Center
    8703 160 Ave NE
    Redmond, WA 98052 United States
  • October 16
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  • Seattle

The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon

What brings thousands of men, women, and children to Washington’s sandy coastal beaches every year, braving weather and surf? The buried treasure known as the Pacific razor clam. Hunting and gathering these creatures has preoccupied Northwesterners from the time of the Native peoples to the present moment. Challenging to dig, delicious to eat, and providing […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 16, 2018
  • Where
  • The Kenney
    7125 Fauntleroy Way SW
    Seattle, WA 98136 United States
  • October 16
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  • Tonasket

Feminism and Popular Culture

Over the past few years, the question “Are you a feminist?” has become the new litmus test for young female celebrities. Their responses—which vary from Lady Gaga’s “I’m not a feminist. I hail men, I love men,” to Madonna’s “I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist”—indicate a lack of clarity on what the term means, […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 16, 2018
  • Where
  • Tonasket Public Library
    209 N Whitcomb Avenue
    Tonasket, WA 98855 United States
  • October 16
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  • Seattle

Think & Drink: The Speed of Deceit – The New Era of Online Lies and Misinformation

Conspiracy theories are no longer confined to photocopied newsletters and obscure books—they are now seen by millions. The conspiracy website InfoWars has as many monthly users as the Chicago Tribune, and its daily three-hour radio show is syndicated on 160 radio stations. Misinformation and conspiracy theories have always been part of human culture, but now […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 16, 2018
  • Where
  • Naked City Brewery
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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