March 27, 2013 - 11:01am
‘Smitten Kitchen’ blogger Deb Perelman comes to the Louisville Library
Food. People blogging about food. These are both things. With the release of the new book, ‘The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook’, the founder of the popular food blog of the same name, Deb Perelman, will present tonight at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch at 7pm.
Louis Armstrong was playing in the kitchen last night, sauntering out of some digital contraption I’m embarrassed to own.  When I cook, I like to do so alone.  For one.  For just me.  And I prop my little touch screen whatchamacallit on my chopping block and let some...
March 18, 2013 - 10:00am
Trek to Carmichael’s for an event with hiking experts Sean Patrick Hill and Vale
Spring is going to happen. Like – almost tomorrow (Wednesday, actually). Rediscover the outside world and traipse the trails with the nature nuts and writers, Sean Patrick Hill and Valerie Askren today, Monday, March 18th, at 7pm.
They tell you not to look at the sun, but when it’s this bright and this everywhere you are going to break the rules by simply opening your eyes.  And so you do.  And you were right: it’s everywhere.  It’s golden hair in between the branches of trees.  It...
March 13, 2013 - 12:41pm
Kristen Simmons launches the next chapter in her teen series at Carmichael’s
Whether mankind’s true vanishing point will be zombies, fiery space cataclysm or a good old-fashioned apocalyptic war – nothing is more thrilling than a dystopian thriller. Join author Kristen Simmons tonight, Wednesday, March 13th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore for the next installment in her teen series, ‘Breaking Point’.
Hubble. The italics are working in layers here.  Letters leaning like trees on a hill for more than one reason: I am emphasizing.  I want you to feel the push of this word in cyberspace.  Shoulder to shoulder with the concept I’m going to introduce here in a handful of...
March 6, 2013 - 3:22pm
Author Jon Gertner discusses the story of technology and innovation at the Libra
Tinkering, toying and maybe some puffs of smoke – author Jon Gertner brings his new book, ‘The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation’, to the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch tonight, March 6th, at 7pm.
One side.  That is the absolute best that I can do.  Give me a dark corner, some time alone, an idle mind and yes – I will reach for that Rubik’s cube.  I will squeeze – delightfully so – all the little squares together, spongy and springy the way that they...
February 27, 2013 - 1:32pm
Author Ernest Freeberg illuminates The Filson with the story of the lightbulb
I’m really glad I’m writing about lightbulbs today. I’m also really glad human beings are going to talk about lighbulbs tonight. Author and historian Ernest Freeberg will present the glowing story of the modern age tonight at The Filson Historical Society with his new book, ‘The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America’. Rediscover the lightbulb starting at 6pm.
Nights in the city are orange.  Have you seen?  Watch what happens:You throw back your head and look to the heavens and the universe is not actually there.  Gone are the Pleiades.  The Big Dipper.  No flicker of Rigel, Bellatrix or Betelgeuse.  You’ll never see a...