When: Sat., April 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2014
Matt Taibbi isn’t afraid of being a David in a world full of Goliaths. In his work as a Rolling Stone reporter, he’s taken on the federal government, the sports industrial complex, and the mainstream media (Google “Matt Taibbi New York Times horse semen pie” for an, ah, enlightening anecdote about an interaction he once had with the paper’s Moscow bureau chief). Now, with his new book, The Great Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, he’s tackling nothing less than global capitalism, with stunning and surprisingly entertaining results. Hear Taibbi read this weekend at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley (2345 Channing Way, Berkeley).