All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.
Legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger opens up about his band's meteoric career in the tell-all "Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying and Playing Guitar with the Doors." Talking to Krieger in this virtual event which premieres October 12, 2021 at 6pmPT will be his co-author Jeff Alulis. Few bands are as shrouded in the haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened. There are many never-before-told stories from The Doors' most vital years and Krieger goes into heartbreaking detail about his personal struggles while sharing humorous anecdotes. Krieger was named among the "100 Greatest Guitarists" of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker offers a primer in logical thinking in his newest book "Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters." Pinker, a prize-winning experimental psychologist who focuses on cognition, language and social relations, helps us to understand why there is so much irrationality in the world today. How can a species that developed Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year also produce so much fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? His conversation with historian and author Niall Ferguson premieres on October 13, 2021 at 6pmPT. In "Rationality" Pinker shares his ultimate message of positivity that humans, who have demonstrated throughout history its ability to use the powerful tools of reasoning to enrich lives, will use rationality again to create better choices for society in this uncertain time. RSVP for complimentary link to view event. Signed copies (bookplate) of "Rationality" available.