Wed. Nov. 28, 7:30 pm: Simon Winchester with Ken Nolan on skulls: a curious collection, and what skulls mean to us, in art, religion, pop culture and pseudo-science

There will always be an England. Simon Winchester, internationally respected bestselling author of such great works of non-fiction as The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa: The Day The Earth Exploded, and so many others, is an author whose fascination with science makes for some terrific books for even readers who are not generally inclined to read about geology or geo-politics all over the world.

October 30, 7:30 pm: Film critic/historian David Thomson with Steve Erickson

David Thomson is a film critic, film historian, and cultural critic.  The New Biographical Dictionary of Film is a modern classic, and was voted by critics and writers to be the most valuable film book of all time. It also made it clear that David Thomson is one of the great film authorities of all time as well.  It’s a given that his Biographical Dictionary is a must-have to anyone who wants a quick reference to who-did-what-when in a movie or television show, despite the…