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  • Antonio Garcia Martinez Discusses emChaos Monkeysem
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    Chaos Monkeys

    Antonio Garcia Martinez talked about his book Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, in which he provides an insider’s perspective of Silicon Valley. He also…

  • emBody Countsem
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    Body Counts

    Sean Strub, founder of POZ magazine, talked about his his memoir, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, in which he discusses his life and his efforts to bring…

  • emThe Book of Mattem
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    The Book of Matt

    Stephen Jimenez talked about his book, The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, in which he argues that the killing of Matthew Shepard in October 1998 was not an…

  • emA Thousand Livesem
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    A Thousand Lives

    Julia Scheeres presented a history of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, a church that attracted hundreds to Guyana where 909 members died in a mass suicide and Congressmen Leo Ryan and others were…

  • emThe Good Girls Revoltem
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    The Good Girls Revolt

    Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounted her involvement, with 46 of her female colleagues, in a class action lawsuit against Newsweek for hiring and promotion discrimination…

  • emConversations with Great Teachersem
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    Conversations with Great Teachers

    Bill Smoot talked about Conversations with Great Teachers, a collection of interviews that he conducted with exceptional teachers (K-12, college, professional courses, military, political…

  • emThe Story of Stuffem
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    The Story of Stuff

    Annie Leonard argues that health hazards, environmental damage and social injustice all result from the American obesession with acquiring stuff. The event was in Berkeley.

  • emStripping the Body Bareem
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    Stripping the Body Bare

    Mark Danner talks about his book of essays which covers such topics as the war on terror, the use of torture by the Bush administration, and U.S. involvement in the Balkans and Haiti. He…

  • emSay Everythingem
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    Say Everything

    Scott Rosenberg talked about his book Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters (Crown; July 7, 2009). A co-founder of wrote about the rise of…

  • emMade Love Got Warem
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    Made Love, Got War

    Norman Solomon talked about his book Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State, published by Polipoint Press. His book reflected on his life as an activist - from…

  • emFull Frontal Feminismem
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    Full Frontal Feminism

    Jessica Valenti talked about her book, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. She argued that most young women are feminists, but they don’t like the word…