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July 2019

Ron Purser and Gary Gach in conversation in San Francisco

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue at Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Join Ron Purser, author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, in conversation with Gary Gach, author of Pause, Breathe, Smile, at Green Apple Books on the Park. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.­But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist

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August 2019

Ron Purser and David Van Nuys in conversation in Sebastopol, California

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Copperfield’s, Sebastopol, CA, 138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Join Ron Purser, author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, in conversation with David Van Nuys, host of Shrink Rap Radio, at Copperfield's Bookstore. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.­But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly

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November 2019

Leila Taylor and Laina Dawes in conversation at Strand Books, NYC

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Strand Books, 828 Broadway at 12th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Join Leila Taylor, author of Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul, in conversation with Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in

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Leila Taylor and M Lamar in conversation at McNally Jackson, NYC

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N 4th St Unit G
New York, NY 11249 United States

Join Leila Taylor, author of Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul, in conversation with musician M Lamar. To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black and a

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Leila Taylor at Women and Children First, Chicago

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Women and Children First, 5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Join Leila Taylor, author of Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul, at Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago. To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black

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Leila Taylor at Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Join Leila Taylor, author of Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul, at Seminary Co-op bookstore in Chicago. To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black and a

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Leila Taylor at Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore at Union Market, 1270 5th St NE
Washington DC, DC 20002 United States

Join Leila Taylor, author of Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul, at Politics and Prose bookstore, Washington D.C. To be a goth is to be out of joint with your surroundings—prone to daydreaming and longing for something beyond the here and now. This can be dangerous for a Black person in the United States, where lingering somewhere often results in violence and simply existing in a space is enough to warrant a call to the police. To be Black and

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