Artist, designer and author Maira Kalman’s deliciously off-kilter illustrations capture life’s big questions in small moments that fill us with wonder and make us think. Kalman’s quirky, hilarious and heartbreaking illustrations can be found on her memorable New Yorker covers, in her children’s books, memoirs and Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Her latest book, The Principles of Uncertainty, is the result of her witty and wise New York Times column. As animated in person as she is on paper, Kalman will explore why not knowing can be “a very good thing.’’
Larissa MacFarquhar -
Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help
October 5, 2012 / UCSB Campbell Hall
An audience Q&A followed the event.