Miranda July is a master of all things off-kilter, not to mention prolific. She’s a filmmaker, writer, artist, and even app developer — her “Somebody” service, which doubles as a kind of performance art, enlists strangers to deliver messages to each other directly. July is adept at looking at the mundane slightly askance, thereby making it new and wonderfully strange, a talent that is clearly on display in her debut novel, The First Bad Man. The chronicle of a single, possibly obsessive woman named Cheryl, and her encounters with love and motherhood, has been called “astounding” by Lena Dunham. The Girls star and creator interviews July tonight at this book release celebration — expect a frank and funny talk between these two multi-hyphenate women.
Wed., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., 2015