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Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel,

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The Intrepid Bourdain!

Inspired by Bourdain’s posthumous World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (published April 20), this loose tribute is a discussion of tastes, travels, and the man who brought us the best of both worlds. Anthony Bourdain (1946-2018) attained fame for his work as a chef, a writer of Kitchen ConfidentialMedium RawA Cook’s Tour, and The Nasty Bits, as well as television shows “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown.”  Hop aboard for a zesty evening.

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Eric Cervini

Eric Cervini discusses his book, The Deviant’s War. Covering American LGBTQIA+ history and trials (mostly pre-Stonewall), this well-researched award-winner was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. “Epiphanic.” The Guardian Read CALS’s interview with Eric Cervini for more about the book and the author.

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About The Deviant’s War

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian,

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Sarah Everts

Ottawa-based professor Sarah Everts discusses her book, The Joy of Sweat. The sultry summertime brings Everts as your guide to “a taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.” Sponsored by UAMS Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Department of Dermatology.

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About The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions,

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