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How Cheeky Is Too Cheeky? A Discussion About Non-Fiction And Puns

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Mid-July is famous for being consistently and dependably eventful, so it is not surprising in the slightest that this week isn't an insignificant one, relatively, judging by the offerings of DC's local bookstores. For one, there's Busted, the latest example of the popular new genre that is sweeping publishing: the pun-dependent real estate exegesis. And as soon as someone takes screenshots of these books and uploads these photos to a Tumblr, that too can be a book. There's also Kate Christensen, Slate's Fred Kaplan, and a 9/11 truth scavenger hunt with a pre-arranged encore Powerpoint.

Happening tonight

Kate Christensen's brings her much buzzed-about novel Trouble to Politics & Prose. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Tuesday, July 14

Perpetual second-favorite Slate columnist Fred Kaplan has produced obscene baby boomer pornography shamelessly titled 1959: The Year Everything Changed. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Wednesday, July 15

Oh god remember Afghanistan? Hmm, it was an Iraq avant la lettre. Seth G. Jones will tell you why it matters, despite its lack of Twitter account. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Thursday, July 16

Attend a reading of The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency. Or don't. Either way, They will know. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Busboys & Poets hosting a 9/11 MULTIMEDIA presentation that ultimately concludes with everyone, together, "getting to the bottom of" 9/11? AND there's an encore? Yes we can! 6 PM. [Busboys & Poets]

Friday, July 17

Go check out The Philosophers' Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Understanding. And then get to know DC's most insufferable high school seniors as the subsequent Q&A. [Hooks Books Events]

Saturday, July 18

Read Busted, because Knowing Things About Real Estate is the new Knowing Things About Torture. 6 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Sunday, July 19

Go out and support your local DC fiction writers by listening to their various fictions! 5 PM. [Politics & Prose]

 

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