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Dated shorts

Tuesday's "Politics of Culture" show on KCRW is devoted to Isaac Bashevis Singer, who would have been 100 on July 14. Ruth Seymour will discuss Singer's writing and life with Ilan Stavans, the editor of three new volumes of collected works; essayist Jonathan Rosen; and Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's "Bookworm." There's a lot of other stuff going on in the L.A. literary and media community on Tuesday and soon after:

   • Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, sits in conversation with David L. Ulin. Aloud at the Central Library. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Free.

   • Lit, a mixer for literary Los Angeles, toasts Swink Magazine and the contributors to My California. Pentimento at the County Museum of Art. Tuesday, 7 p.m. RSVP required. No-host bar.

   • David Brock talks about Media Matters for America and his books. L.A. Press Club. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members.

   • Society of Professional Journalists happy hour with Erwin Chemerinsky. Tom Bergin's on Fairfax. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. No-host bar.

   • Anne Taylor Fleming (Marriage: A Duet) and Jim Paul (Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots) discuss their novels. Aloud at the Central Library. Thursday, 7 p.m. Free.

   • Carl Hiaasen in conversation with David Kipen. Writers Bloc at Skirball Cultural Center. July 19, 7:30 p.m. $20.


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