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In the third installment of his globalization trilogy (the capper to 1998’s Megacities and 2005’s Workingman’s Death), Austrian director Michael Glawogger offers an engrossing triptych of prostitution in three cities that harbor a thriving flesh trade. In Bangkok, Thailand, Glawogger speaks to a group of women who work out of an astonishingly mechanized brothel called The Fishtank, where sex workers—identified by number—sit behind a glass wall while leering customers scrutinize them and make their selections. Read more >>


– Rain, rain, go away—because Mobius Strip, Hey Arbore, and East Paw are scheduled to play Fort Reno tonight. 7 p.m. at Fort Reno Park. Free.

– Most folks have a problem with the president they have. But what do we think of yesterday’s presidents? Which ones are “truly great,” and which ones failed the test of time? Author Robert W. Merry asks readers of his book Where They Stand to consider which prezzies have earned their prominent places in history. 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose. Free.

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