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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

      3801 Mission Inn Avenue
      Riverside, California 92501

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      Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Larry Wilmore

      Malcolm Gladwell appears with Larry Wilmore, discussing Gladwell's new book, "Talking to Strangers"at the Fox Riverside Theatre. Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast "Revisionist History" and #1 bestselling author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers," "David and Goliath," and "What the Dog Saw," offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers---and why they often go wrong.

      Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and he was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

      How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? "Talking to Strangers" is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland---throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

      Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 25 years. He can currently be heard as host of "Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air" on The Ringer Podcast Network. The show features Wilmore’s unique mix of humor and wit as he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

      Cost: Payment required - $55 General Admission Section Seat + signed book $75 Premium Seating + signed book (first five rows)

      Categories: Literary & Books

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