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If I were a real Terry Gross fan, I suppose I’d say my favorite moment from her NPR show was a cultural insight by some highfalutin’ guest like Arthur Miller or Edward Said. But I’m not a real fan—which means my most memorable moment from her 10,000 interviews with writers and artists came earlier this year, during “author” Monica Lewinsky’s appearance. Gross got straight to the literary heart of the first intern’s memoir: If you thought it was about love, she asked, what were you thinking when he took phone calls while you were, uh, down there? Lewinsky ended the interview on the spot. Tonight, however, Lewinsky partisans should get a chance to turn the tables: According to her press material, Gross’ live show features subject matter blessedly absent from her radio show. Ask what ignominies she’s suffered for love at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25. (703) 549-7500. (Michael Schaffer)