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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Here’s one mystery that many writers fail to solve: coming up with the correct procedural and atmospheric details when DC is a setting for crime stories. Meet one local who knows her stuff when it comes to tales about crime, Allison Leotta, a former federal prosecutor.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

As the beloved Dr. Seuss, writer and illustrator Theodor Geisel taught generations of children to read—as well as to think. With a recently rediscovered book set to be published this summer, it’s the perfect time to join Seuss scholar Philip Nel for a look at Geisel’s life and work.

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has become an iconic novel since it was published in 1960, yet its author, by her own choice, has remained out of the spotlight. Her biographer Charles J. Shields revisits the classic book and takes a closer look at the mysterious writer behind it.