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The wonderful novelist JONATHAN LETHEM talks about Communists in Queens in the 1950s, Hippies in the Village the 1960s, and the Occupiers of two years ago – all in his novel Dissident Gardens.
Jonathan will be reading at the Skirball, Tues. Sept. 24, 8pm; admission is free, reservations recommended – online HERE .
Plus: Today Liberal education is under assault as never before—everyone from President Obama to Thomas Friedman are saying American business needs people in science, technology and engineering. TOM FRANK will comment – he writes for Harper’s and The Baffler – and he has a PhD in history.
Also: The world’s first big all-girl teenage hard rock band was The Runaways, from L.A., featuring Joan Jett –EVELYN MCDONNELL will talk about the real story of The Runaways, and we’ll listen to some of their music from the seventies. Her new book is Queens of Noise.
Playlist: “Cherry Bomb”; “Gotta Get Out Tonight”; “Queens of Noise.”