February 14, 2012 - 12:15pm
Sweet Stanzas: Sarabande Books honors Flo Gault Student Poetry Prize winners at
Rising poetic talents from colleges throughout the state were honored this past Sunday with a round of prize money, applause and – of course – pie at Sarabande Books’ 2012 Pie Party.
There are few things in this mortal life that rival the richness of the written word.  The elegant draping of stanza and meter, the quiet metaphor, the linguistic aplomb of syllables, the mouth feel of a particularly decadent alliteration.  We can wax poetic about the poetic poetry of...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
Culinary Composition: Award-winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton, brings her memoir
Join restaurateur and NY Times bestselling author Gabrielle Hamilton as she shares her memoir, ‘Blood, Bones & Butter’, at the Library’s Main branch this Saturday, January 28th at 2pm.
As I have mentioned recently, delectable bites and delicious books often go hand-in-hand; rich words and rich food both satisfy our bodies with the delights of their palate-pleasing plumpness. Despite our well-known and collective dependency on the drive-thru (and ill-penned fluff), the trend of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:55pm
Remember when Louisville had a professional basketball team? Me neither. Join authors West and Gardner at Carmichael’s Bookstore this Saturday, January 21st at 4pm as they share their new book ‘Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association: The Real Story of a Team Left Behind’.
I don’t believe there is much dissension over the fact that, in the Bluegrass, basketball is king.  College basketball, to be more precise. The generations of rivalry between those who bleed blue and those awash in red is something of a precious (although, for the life of me, I...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Rediscover a forgotten Kentucky as Douglas A. Boyd presents his new account of a demolished neighborhood in “Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community”. Join him at The Filson Historical Society this Wednesday at noon, January 18th.
Somewhere beneath the murky sludge of a swamp, just shy of the capital, sits a parcel of Kentucky history swept under the proverbial rug.  Stricken with a dark melee of violence, poverty and a rough reputation, the fifty acres of brackish bog formerly known as “the Craw” or...
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
With roots in the Bluegrass, actress and young-adult novelist, Alecia Whitaker, brings her new book, "The Queen of Kentucky", to Carmichael’s this Friday, January 13th, at 7pm
I believe there few people on this Earth who look back with a sincere fondness for their adolescence.  For any creature, that uncomfortable halocline between childhood and maturity is filled with its own special potion of traps and confusion that lead many of the smartest animals into a...