The Nice Thing About Bad Guys?
The villains under the black hats
He moves through history and across cultures to define “villain” as a person who “knows the most, but cares the least.” Articulate and persuasive, Klosterman writes a compelling case for what makes a villain and where villainy comes from. This thought-provoking compilation tells tales of terrible acts by people both real and imagined but still manages to remain light-hearted as Klosterman uncovers the secrets behind some of society’s most complex characters.
Klosterman is best known as the writer of the “Ethicist” column in the New York Times and for his best-selling collection Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. Klosterman will speak at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
6:30 p.m., July 24
Charles Allis Decorative Art Museum
The Art Forger, a suspenseful new novel by B.A. Shapiro, tells the tale of an infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston 25 years after it occurred. Claire Roth, who reproduces famous artworks for a living, suddenly finds herself at the center of a scandal that involves forgery, love and betrayal.