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In a series of increasingly acerbic books, T. Coraghessan Boyle has made a mark as an avatar of stylish satire. In his new novel, The Tortilla Curtain, the Santa Barbara resident refries Steinbeck, casting a cold—some say contemptuous—eye on Los Angelenos white and brown. Boyle reads from Curtain at 7 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Intercultural Center, 37th & O Sts. NW. $5. For reservations call (202) 347-5495. (Michael Dolan)