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Join the Michael Pollan Dinner Party

Michael Pollan

Mark your calendar—City Arts & Lectures is hosting an intimate evening with foodie author and activist Michael Pollan to raise funds for their big Nourse Auditorium restoration project. Newsflash: Herbst Theatre will close for refurbishing next May, and City Arts will be out of a meeting place. So if you've ever come out to hear the likes of Annie Leibovitz or Jacques Pépin, reach deep into your pocket for $500 to support the cause.

Jane Lynch Gets Real In Her "Happy Accidents" Memoir

Jane Lynch has been honing her acting skills for more than two decades. She’s made a guest apperance on almost every TV show you can think of and is a regular among director Christopher Guest’s cast of hilarious characters (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration). In the past two years, she’s taken home an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a People’s Choice Award for her role as the tracksuit-wearing villain, Sue Sylvester, in Glee. Now at age 51, she’s added writer to her resume. Lynch’s memoir, Happy Accidents (Voice), is an intensely personal look at her rocky road to fame and happiness—overcoming battles with anxiety and alcoholism, embracing her sexuality, and finding a path to self-acceptance along the way. As you might expect, she’s done it all with a good dose of humor.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Collaborator Eva Gabrielsson at City Arts and Lectures

Eva Gabrielsson was Stieg Larsson’s longtime partner and his collaborator on the wildly popular and internationally bestselling series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. After Larsson's unexpected death in 2004, she learned that due to an obscure bit of Swedish inheritance law, their work was no longer under her control. Forced to rebuild her life during a protracted and ongoing legal battle, Gabrielsson wrote a memoir, There Are Things I Want You To Know about Stieg Larsson and Me. In anticipation of her conversation about the book with Roy Eisenhardt at Herbst Theater on Monday night, she stole time from her travel schedule to answer a few questions by email for 7x7.

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