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HBO's Girls is the focus of this special edition of Columbia College's Cinema Slapdown. The Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan, a Girls lover, and TV department chair Michael Niederman, a Girls hater, duke it out at Film Row Cinema tonight.
Hamburg-based trumpeter Birgit Ulher and Chicago sound artist Eric Leonardson perform their first area concert together since 2007 at the University of Chicago's Bond Chapel.
Short story writer George Saunders discusses his latest collection, Tenth of December, at the Art Institute of Chicago; a book signing will follow. One of our lit recommendations for fall.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.