To celebrate the release of his brand-new book, American Savage, the internationally syndicated sex columnist/cofounder of the It Gets Better project/editorial director of this here paper appears at Town Hall for an evening-length discussion with NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro. Come to celebrate a hometown-hero-turned-national-treasure, stay for what is sure to be a roaringly entertaining conversation between two professional news obsessives/smarty-pants. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, townhallseattle.org, 7 pm, $10)

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