Like many Americans after the disastrous 2016 presidential election, infiltration journalist Harmon Leon has been trying to figure out “what the hell happened” and he’s been doing his figuring in deep red America—places even more conservative than, say, Anoka County. Leon, who’s written for This American Life, Vice, and others, teams up political cartoonist Ted Rall to put together a satirical snapshot of the so-called Deplorables that provides a first-hand perspective of right-wing subcultures. Meet the Deplorables presents a picture that’s confusing, terrifying, and ultimately necessary, and that’s why Harmon is making reading appearances at both Magers & Quinn on Friday and Dead Media on Saturday. Friday, 7 PM. Saturday, 7 PM. Free.Tracy Oxford

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; magersandquinn.com
Dead Media, 1828 E 35th St, MPLS; dead-media.org