Just one week 'til the fall edition of Verse Chapter Verse, The Stranger's music-and-reading series. I'll be interviewing the great Colson Whitehead about his fabulous new zombie novel Zone One, he'll be reading from the book, signing body parts, and answering your questions. (The great reviews of Zone One are already pouring* in.) and Your New Favorite Local Band, the Curious Mystery, will play a set before and after.

It's going to be a lot of fun. Get your tickets—just $5right here.

* Get a load of this line, from Ron Charles at the Washington Post: "It’s a remarkable episode, drenched in the matinee carnage of classic horror but elevated by the power of Whitehead’s prose to the level of those other ash-covered nightmares imagined by T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cormac McCarthy."