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Chuck Klosterman

Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Klosterman’s recent book But What If We’re Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past speculates on the likelihood that many universally accepted cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd. The answers to his straightforward questions are interwoven with Klosterman’s iconic humor and nontraditional analysis and include insights from a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, among others. Klosterman will also discuss his forthcoming book, Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century, which is composed of articles and essays from the past decade, including keystone pieces about Breaking Bad, Taylor Swift, Tom Brady, and many more cultural figures. He is the bestselling author of seven nonfiction books including the cult classic Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

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Terry Tempest Williams

Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

In her first-ever Dallas appearance, Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author of the environmental classic Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World, discusses her latest book, The Hour of the Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. Williams examines what the parks mean to us and what we mean to them. “Our national parks are breathing spaces, in a time when we’re all holding our breath,” she says. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of the Land is a meditation on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

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