DEC 17, 2008


Lawrence Weschler

Why: The last time Lawrence Weschler was in town, he chatted gamely about how erstwhile New Yorker editor Tina Brown would become sexually aroused by scandalous news stories. He also held forth on the peculiar slant of light in Los Angeles and how categorization destroys bookstores. Weschler—whose 1996 book Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder is a brilliant long essay on museums, freaks of nature, and the saving power of lies—returns tonight with two books about art. Soaking in his considerable intelligence is a rare, memorable pleasure. (Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. 7:30 pm, free.)

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