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Events Thu Oct 11 2012

Get Your Culture for a Steal

Navigating the sea of Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) programming is no mean feat. It's a testament to the organization's appeal that the selection is as enormous and diverse as it is, but it can be an afternoon's work to plan your personal Fest schedule. With that in mind, CHF created the Short List; this selection of five includes programs from across disciplines and is geared toward getting young professionals to gather in one spot over cocktails and culture. Like so much of CHF, most of the speakers on the list are prolific writers in their respective fields.

sandweiss.jpegThere's an evening with the Daily Show's Larry Wilmore, Princeton historian, expert on the Gilded Age, and writer of Passing Strange, Martha Sandweiss, and Heather McGhee, public policy expert with an eye on the twenty- and thirty-something experience, and contributing writer to Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences. McGhee's program, Millennials and the American Dream, addresses the fact that the generation born after 1980 is the first that may end up worse off economically than their parents.

Also on the lineup, University of Chicago alum and FiveThirtyEight columnist on baseball and political stats, Nate Silver, will speak to his new book The Signal and the Noise. Silver discusses the problems built into the nature of predication through anecdotes with statistical analysis interspersed.

The sooner you sign up and get your ticket to all five programs (for a reasonable 25 bucks), the more likely you are to get a ticket to the sold-out program with Alinea chef Grant Achatz and the MCA's Madeleine Grynsztejn.

The package includes a cocktail reception with Hornswaggler Arts on November 2. There are only 50 of these special tickets, so don't delay!

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your friend ruth / October 11, 2012 1:04 PM

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