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BROOKLYN HISTORY The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America presents a discussion on Brooklyn’s Civil War monuments. The lecture is led by a professor of philosophy emeritus at Brooklyn College, Elmer Sprague. Tonight, 6 p.m., Donnell Library Auditorium, 20 W. 53rd St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 212-886-3742, free.

PROPAGANDA The Center for Communication presents “Political Bloggers and Infamous Scribblers,” a discussion of the history and role of opinion journalism in America. Featured panelists include a media critic and host of “Fox News Watch,” Eric Burns, a professor of journalism at New York University, Patrick Phillips, and a creator of the “Wonkette” political blog, Ana Marie Cox. Tonight, 6:30 p.m., Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave. at 69th Street, 212-772-5148, free with RSVP. For complete information, go to

WORKING RELATIONSHIP As part of its Author/Editor series, McNally Robinson Booksellers presents a conversation about the collaborative process with author Ben Fountain and the editor of his “Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories” (Ecco), Lee Boudreaux. Tonight, 7 p.m., McNally Robinson Booksellers, 52 Prince St., between Mulberry and Lafayette streets, 212-274-1160, free.

MMM, DONUTS The creator and executive producer of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening, and graphic novelist Gary Panter discuss the popularity of the graphic arts. Tonight, 8 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street, 212-415-5500, $30.

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