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Sleight of hand meets sleight of mouth as author Geoff Dyer and prestidigitator Ricky Jay converse about their mutual interests in the extremes of the human experience. Dyer’s 2011 essay collection, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, meshes well with Jay’s 2011 volume, Celebrations of Curious Characters. They’ll probably also gab about Our Magic, the new documentary about magicians, and Dyer might discuss life as a visiting writer aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. He found lots of routine, little of it magical, as the flight deck hid people ground down below by inertia and boredom — two things that won’t be present tonight.

Thu., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/20/14)