NYT’s Klosterman Values Villains, Skewers Singer

New York Times’ “Ethicist” and best-selling author Chuck Klosterman was on hand Wednesday night at P.J. Clarke’s’ exclusive Sidecar spot to read from his newest collection of essays, I Wear The Black Hat: Grappling with Villians (Real and Imagined).

After his take on Machiavelli, Darth Vader, Julian Assange — and Bill Clinton — the author of eight pop culture books (and a set of cards) signed his latest for the intimate invitation-only audience in attendance and answered a barrage of personal questions.

Unafraid to insult, the former arts critic was at his most candid (and slightly villainous) when asked the worst concert he’d seen this year.  “Japandroids,” he answered without blinking.  “The singer acted like a guy who had tried cocaine for the first time.”

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