At Busboys and Poets Bookstore, 2021 14th Street NW (at “V” Street), beginning at 6:30. In an age of PR and spin, is journalistic deception sometimes necessary? If so, under what circumstances? Chris Lehmann, an editor at Congressional Quarterly, will moderate a discussion on those questions. Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Valdez of City Paper, and me. You can also buy a copy of “Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person,” a collection of essays that have appeared in Harper’s. The event is free and open to the public.