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Everything Old Is New Again, Except Vertigo Books

Wonkabout

In the continuum of America's Problems, right before everyone was concerned about the economy and right after the environment actually starting melting, there was the issue of the Muslins, a dangerous sect of Hawaiian Christian Platonists who went rogue for a few years, in Iraq. You'll recall The War, yes? Anyway, few books about that thing, and how it's still a problem, despite not being mentioned on any blogs for awhile. Also, there seems to be an early onslaught of nostalgia for capitalism going around, which in this week's column is comically juxtaposed against the closing of one of DC's most beloved bookstores, Vertigo Books. Irony!


Monday, April 27: Before America was bombing Mexico, to destroy the swine insurgency, we went about bombing the Jihads, a rag-tag team of radical Islamo-Marxists who are responsible for our 9/11. How to Win a Cosmic War is a step-by-step guide to how to win this crucial and totally real battle. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

The authors of a new book about the Rehnquist years of the Supreme Court will be talking about that exact subject at Busboys & Poets. 6:30 PM. [Busboys & Poets]

Also! Happening now, at the ill-fated Vertigo Books: a going-out-of-business sale of books and book accessories (i.e. bookshelves). Noon to 5 PM. [Vertigo Books]

Tuesday, April 28: Jean Chatzky, the financial editor of the Today Show who apparently exists, will be talking about her new book at the Department of the Interior, for whatever reason. 1 PM. [Politics & Prose]

The First Tycoon is about Cornelius Vanderbilt, who back in the day made a billion old timey dollars (adjusted for inflation, that's about a trillion 2009 recession dollars). Corollary rhetorical question: has America officially reached the point at which we're nostalgic for capitalism? Maybe! 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Wednesday, April 29: Go hear about America's notable Kennedy family, of which there are several tragic and successful members. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Thursday, April 30: This Song is You is a work of fiction, Love in the Digital Age, which apparently this is. Sexy emails? 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Bill Gates, "Sr." is the freeloading father of Actual Bill Gates, Jr., and now he has a book out, just like all celebrity parents.  [Hooks Books Events]

Friday, May 1: CONTRARIAN new book about how America's acquisition of Iraq as a Puerto Rico-like demi-state was perhaps detrimental to the development of modern Islam. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

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