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Pencil This In: Steve Lopez Reading at Vroman's Bookstore, 'Archer' Series Premiere at Paley Center

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'Archer' season 2 premiere at Paley Center tonight, Thursday on TV | Image: © FX Neworks

'Archer' season 2 premiere at Paley Center tonight, Thursday on TV | Image: © FX Neworks
The Paley Center hosts the Season 2 premiere of FX’s animated series Archer tonight at 7 pm. Appearing in person is the comedy spy series' creator Adam Reed, and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, George Coe, Aisha Tyler and Amber Nash. Tickets: $15/$10 for Paley Center members.

Vroman’s welcomes LA Times columnist Steve Lopez tonight at 7 pm who’ll discuss and sign his latest book Dreams & Schemes. This is a collection of his “most controversial, irreverent and heart-warming columns.” He writes about the city through its most interesting people and poking around in places that most reporters don’t go these days. Free.

The Hammer Museum’s New American Writing series welcomes authors Jennifer L. Knox & Sarah Manguso, who’ll read and discuss their work. Knox authored poetry collections The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, A Gringo Like Me and Drunk by Noon. Manguso’s memoir The Two Kinds of Decay follows her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease. 7 pm. Free.

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Maxine Hong Kingston appears at the The Library’s ALOUD Series tonight at 7 pm. The award-winning author of The Woman Warrior will be in conversation with journalist Andrew Lam discussing her memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. At the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library. This event is full; stand-by only. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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