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Friday, July 24 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Litquake on Lockdown: Alexandra Petri and Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why

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“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 read from and discuss her work, with Vox political reporter Jane Coaston. Registration via Eventbrite required to access Zoom. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston is senior politics reporter at Vox with a focus on conservatism, the American Right, the GOP and white nationalism. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Review, Washington Post, The Ringer, and ESPN Magazine, among others. She attended the University... Read More →

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Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist at the Washington Post. She lives in Washington DC.

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
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