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|Skype From Mojave: Interview With A Cultural Icon|
|Date||Thursday April 02|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
SF, CA 94102
Local author Terry Bisson chats via skype with Paul Krassner who sometimes gets touted as a forerunner to comics like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who blend fact and fiction into combustible political cocktails. Krassner helped launch The Realist in 1958 when Krassner was a MAD magazine contributor living in the East Village.
The Realist ‘s motto – “irreverence is our only sacred cow” — seemed to extend to Krassner’s gigs as a standup comic and as a co-founder of the Yippies, who ran a 45-pound pig named Pegasus for President in 1968. After it ceased publication in 2001, Krassner — who by then had long since relocated to California — remained a prolific writer, garnering awards that included a 2004 Upton Sinclair Award For Freedom of Expression from the ACLU.
In his latest book, a slender 112-page paperback collection of articles titled Patty Hearst and the Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials, 82-year-old Krassner takes the stance of a serious personal journalist for outlets like the Berkeley Barb, The Nation and Playboy.