Chuck Klosterman
April 22, 2014       7 p.m.
Betty R. Tipton Room

North Dakota native Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times best-selling author of six books of nonfiction and essays (including “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” and “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains”) and two novels (“Downtown Owl” and “The Visible Man”), all of which focus on American popular culture. His debut book, “Fargo Rock City,” was a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer and The A.V. Club. He currently covers sports and popular culture for ESPN and writes “The Ethicist” column for the New York Times Magazine.

In his talks as in his books, Klosterman discusses how pop culture shapes a person’s identity. Why do so many of us define ourselves by the media we consume — the music we love, the movies we obsessively reference, the television we can’t stop watching? With inspired leaps of logic and a sense for relatable minutiae, Klosterman shows us how pop culture becomes inextricably linked with our memories, how it helps us understand the world, and what this says about us as individuals and as a society. Bright with provocation, hilarious non-sequiturs and good-natured debate, an evening with Klosterman will help you see our accelerating world, and the little connections that make it fascinating, in a newly appreciative light.

“An Evening with Cluck Klosterman” will include a question-and-answer session and a book signing following the lecture presentation.

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