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BuzzWords – rescheduled from March 10
March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS MONTH ONLY, BUZZWORDS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 10 TO MARCH 12 due to a scheduling conflict at Verboten Brewing.
Second Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Quench your thirst for beer and knowledge and join our nonfiction book group at Verboten Brewing. No purchase required, non-alcoholic drinks available.
Mar 10 Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
The transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.
For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before.
In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.
Apr 14 Belonging by Nora Krug
May 12 Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
June 9 The Spy & the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
July 14 A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly
Aug 11 The Great Quake by Henry Fountain
Sept 8 The Cooking Gene by Michael W Twitty
Oct 13 Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Nov 10 The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler
Dec 8 Just kids by Patti Smith