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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:00 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
Tue, Jul 26, 7:00 PM [ALOUD]
Annie Jacobsen

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

In conversation with author M.G. Lord

With unprecedented access, Jacobsen uncovers what really goes on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear reactions to building super-secret, super-sonic jets to pursuing the war on terror, to answering questions and breaking myths long held by UFOologists.

Annie Jacobsen is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and an investigative reporter whose work has also appeared in the National Review and the Dallas Morning News. Her two-part series “The Road to Area 51” in the Los Angeles Times Magazine broke online reader records and remained the “most popular/most emailed” story for ten consecutive days.

M. G. Lord is the author of Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll and Astro TurfThe Private Life of Rocket Science. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the Times’s Arts & Leisure section. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New YorkerVogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and ArtForum. Before becoming a freelance writer, Lord was a syndicated political cartoonist and a columnist for Newsday. She teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

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