Baratunde Thurston

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Founder, Cultivated Wit

Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science?s Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him "someone I need to know." Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. His first book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times best-seller.

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Tuesday, October 09
Talk

Identity: What Makes Me...Me?, Presented by MSL Chicago

How do we become who we are? Is our personality determined by genetics and the wiring of our brains at birth, or built over time through memory and... read more
Speakers: Hanna Rosin, Baratunde Thurston, LZ Granderson, Brooke Magnanti, James Fallon, Eric Daigh
Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn Street

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