Minnesota Public Radio and Star Tribune present Talking Volumes with Lindy West
St. Paul, MN 55101(651) 290-1200
Join MPR News journalist Kerri Miller in discussion with author and columnist Lindy West about her latest book, The Witches Are Coming.
From the publisher:
Firebrand New York Times columnist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, provides a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique that answers the fundamental question of this hellish political moment—how did we get here?—by dissecting the films, television series, internet phenomena, and lifestyle gurus that have taught us who we are. And, more importantly, what happens when people start saying “no.”
The conditions that fostered the catastrophic resentment and abetted Trump’s victory did not spring up in a vacuum; they are woven into America’s DNA. Named one of Esquire’s most anticipated books of 2019, The Witches Are Coming explores how we got here through a long lens of pop culture, dissecting the stories we’ve been telling ourselves about ourselves (and each other) for generations, the assumptions we swallow as fact and the facts we deny, and the disastrous death-grip of mediocre white men on our past century’s art and media.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.