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Litquake on Lockdown: Alexandra Petri and Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why
July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm PDTFree
“One of the difficulties of being alive today, is that everything is absurd but fewer and fewer things are funny.” In her new essay collection Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will in no way unsettle your worldview. Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant, and men have been silenced for too long. The “woman card” is a powerful card to play! Q-Anon makes perfect sense! This Panglossian venture into our swampy present offers a virtuosic first draft of history—a parody as surreal and deranged as the Trump administration itself. Petri’s essays have become iconic expressions of rage and anger, read and liked and shared by hundreds of thousands of people. Alexandra will be in conversation with TV comedy writer Megan Amram. FREE, $5 suggested donation
Megan Amram is a writer and producer for many television series including Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation, and The Simpsons. She was also the star, creator, writer, and director of the web series An Emmy for Megan. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Vulture… Read More →