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Live Wire: Sarah Marshall, Dino Archie, Omar El Akkad, MAITA
September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$30 – $45
Sarah Marshall is a writer, podcaster, and media critic focused on setting straight our collective memory—or at least getting to the bottom of why we believe and in turn define ourselves by popular narrative and myth. Why is the maligned woman a staple of our news media? Why do we believe that serial killers are brilliant? How do we keep stumbling into all these moral panics? These are some of the questions that propel Sarah forward. She is the co-host of the popular modern history podcast You’re Wrong About, which has been highlighted in the New Yorker, the Guardian and Time Magazine. Website • Twitter
Dino Archie is a stand-up comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, Snap Judgment, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He was named a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was the winner of the 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition, and won the Best Crowd-Work away at the Just For Laughs Northwest Fest. Dino has released four comedy albums, including his first one-hour special released in the summer of 2020 – Dino Archie: Live From Lockdown. Website • Twitter
OMAR EL AKKAD
Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He began his journalism career at the start of the war on terror, and over the following decade he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and many other locations around the world. His fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. His new novel, What Strange Paradise, is forthcoming in July of 2021 from Knopf. Website • Twitter
MAITA is a Portland-based indie rock band fronted by Maria Maita-Keppeler. Named Portland’s Best New Band of 2020 by Willamette Week and selected as a “Song of the Day” by KEXP, The group released their debut full-length album, “Best Wishes” on the Kill Rock Stars label in May of last year. NPR calls the album “a clear-eyed look at growing up and holding yourself responsible for actively creating the life you want to live instead of just waiting around for it to happen.” Website • Bandcamp