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READING—Eric Schlosser was one of the first to introduce the American public to the devastating effects that fast food has had on the country, with his brilliant book Fast Food Nation. Now the respected muckraker dives into the secret, terrifying history of America's nuclear arsenal in Command and Control. AH
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

FILM—With The World's End still at the expensive theaters, now's the time to revisit—on the cheap! with beer!—the first two films in Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost's "Cornetto Trilogy." First up: the hilarious Hot Fuzz. (Stay tuned next week for Shaun of the Dead!) EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times, $4