Are squid aliens? Ask the author of Squid Empire on Sunday

Sunday, October 15, 2017

There's a persistent rumor that squid and octopus are actually aliens who have made themselves at home in our oceans. Author Danna Staaf has written a serious study about squid, but she might entertain a few off-the-wall questions.



Christopher Kimball
Milk Street (Little, Brown)
Wednesday, October 18 at 12:30 pm

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, the first cookbook connected to Milk Street's public television show, teaches a simpler, bolder, healthier way to cook. With more than 125 new recipes, from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts. No tickets or purchase necessary.

Molly Hashimoto
Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette (Mountaineers)
Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm

Explores wild places through the lens of watercolor “en plein air” painting. Steeped in the natural world, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto has been a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years, visiting some of the West’s most stunning landscapes.

Danna Staaf
Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods (ForeEdge/University Press of New England)
Sunday, October 22 at 6:30 pm

Squid Empire is an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the marine life of the primordial ocean to the calamari on tonight’s menu. “Squid Empire, like its protagonists, is nimble, fast, surprising, smart, and weird in the very coolest sense of the word.” —Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus



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