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Books for Thu., June 13
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    Art Markman: Bring Your Brain to Work

    In which the popular podcast host tells us how to use cognitive science to get a job, do it well, and advance out career.
    Thu., June 13, 7pm
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    BookWoman Poetry: Viktoria Valenzuela

    Valenzuela shares writing that keeps keen focus on Chicana mothering as decolonization and political action. Cindy Huyser hosts the open mic that follows.
    Thu., June 13, 7:15pm. Free.
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    Izzi Ross: Seamus and Abbie

    Comic book lovers, meet Seamus O’Doherty: a 34-year-old Irishman struggling with depression and dealing as best he can with his extended fatherless family and public-house community in the heart of Dublin. The heartbroken Seamus, sipping java and scribbling verse when he can roust himself from bed, is mostly comforted (and sometimes critiqued) by his cat Abigail. Of course, yeah, feck it, Abigail’s a bit depressed, too. This is the situation explored with dark and occasionally raunchy humor – but always with insightful, character-building skill – in Seamus and Abbie: Phase One, an excellent compilation of sequential art in black-and-white and color from Austin’s own Izzi Ross, the hardcover volume now available online and wherever fine graphic novels are sold. Do we recommend it? Sure as that ol’ St. Patrick was a relentless snake-hatin’ git, we do. Check our website for the full review and author interview.

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