If you're a woman seeking international prominence, it wouldn't hurt to have had a close relative killed in the 1973 Chilean military coup. Just look at Michele Bachelet. Her father Alberto was "disappeared" by the Pinochet regime, and presto, she was elected president of Chile last month. Then there's Isabel Allende. Her Uncle Salvador was deposed and killed in the coup, and poof, she's a famous novelist (The House of the Spirits, Zorro: A Novel and others) and carrying the Olympic flag in the opening ceremony. Come see Allende and find out if you, too, could be a female relative of a Chilean coup victim. Allende speaks at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McFarlin Auditorium, 6400 Hillcrest Ave., as part of Southern Methodist University's Tate Lecture Series. Tickets are $40 to $60. Call 214-768-8283 or visit smu.edu/tateseries/.
Tue., March 7