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SHELF LIFE—Unfit: Virginia’s History of Eugenics

Historians Elizabeth Catte (Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia) and Adam Cohen (Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck) discuss one of …

February 18, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE—Felon: A Reading & Conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts

Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts will discuss his latest collection, Felon, in a reading and conversation with Amy Woolard, including a contemplation of civic participation accessible to those who have been …

February 4, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: Hot Cheese with Polina Chesnakova and Sara Adduci

Turn up the heat, it’s time to get cheesy! Join food writer, recipe developer, and cooking class instructor Polina Chesnakova as she discusses her new cookbook, Hot Cheese: Over 50 …

January 14, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Clutter: An Untidy History with Jennifer Howard

Launch 2021 with Jennifer Howard and a discussion of her book, Clutter: An Untidy History, an expansive assessment of our relationship to the things that share and shape our lives, …

January 12, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Who Will Write the Story? The Critical Role of Black Citizen Journalists

Journalism scholar Allissa V. Richardson (Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism) discusses empowering marginalized communities to tell their own stories, in conversation with UVA …

December 10, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Intercontinental Affairs: Debut Mysteries with Jasmine Aimaq and Nev March

Mystery authors Jasmine Aimaq (The Opium Prince) and Nev March (Murder in Old Bombay) discuss their debut novels, set in 1970s Afghanistan and 19th century India, with Meredith Cole. In …

December 3, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Evicted: An Evening with Matthew Desmond

MacArthur “Genius” and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City) discusses his book and his work on housing access and affordability as well as broader, …

December 9, 2020 | 7PM – 8PM
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SHELF LIFE: Digital Museum of Broken Relationships with Leslie Jamison and Friends

In celebration of the paperback launch of Make it Scream, Make it Burn, join Leslie Jamison for an event built around one of her collected essays, “Museum of Broken Hearts.” …

November 12, 2020 | 12PM – 1PM
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SHELF LIFE: Fiebre Tropical with Juli Delgado Lopera with Catalina Esguerra

Novelist Juli Delgado Lopera discusses their acclaimed new novel, Fiebre Tropical, with Catalina Esguerra. Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian …

November 19, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: The Shadow King with Maaza Mengiste and Jill Bialosky

Author Maaza Mengiste discusses her latest novel, The Shadow King, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, with her editor, Jill Bialosky.

November 5, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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VOTE! Gilda Daniels and the #1 Antidote for Voter Suppression

Law professor and former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Gilda Daniels (Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America) discusses her book and her work on voting rights and battling …

October 28, 2020 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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SHELF LIFE: True Heart Intuitive Tarot with Rachel True

Join Rachel True—an actress best known for her role in The Craft and a lifelong occultist—as she discusses her new True Heart Intuitive Tarot…

October 29, 2020 | 12PM – 12:45PM