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September 9 — An Evening with Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley’s “Death of a King” presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

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September 14 — Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

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October 2 — Peter Thiel, Co-founder, Paypal

As co-founder and leader of PayPal, Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure. Currently, he works to accelerate innovation by funding promising technologies and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries. Some of his investments include: Facebook, SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, RoboteX, and Spotify.

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October 8 — Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Columnist

Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose columns appear twice a week. Equal in urgency and compassion to “Half the Sky,” the new book from Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is even more ambitious in scale: a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them.

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October 22 — An Evening with George Clinton

George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine captured more than forty R&B hit singles (including three at #1) and recording three platinum albums.

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October 23 — Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, Nopi, in London. His previous cookbooks—Plenty, Jerusalem, and Ottolenghi—have all been on the New York Times bestseller list. He writes for The Guardian, and appears on BBC.

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October 28 — Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Samuelsson, the youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times — is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. He starred on Discovery Home Channel’s “Inner Chef,” is winner of “Top Chef Masters” and is a five-time James Beard Award recipient.

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October 29 — An Evening with Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including “A Thousand Acres,” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006.

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November 9 — Martin Short in conversation with Steve Martin

Martin Short interviewed by Steve Martin! He tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funny men.

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November 19 — Anne Rice with Christopher Rice

Anne Rice is the author of 32 books, including “The Wolves of Midwinter” and “The Wolf Gift.” Her first novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time.

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