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...
February 14, 2013 - 1:49pm
A Reader’s Corner hosts Spalding student poetry reading
Aspiring poets pursuing the timeless art of stanza craft at Spalding’s MFA program will join the fine folks at A Reader’s Corner Bookstore this Saturday, February 16th, at 4pm for a special reading of their work.
Valentine is Henry Miller’s middle name.Last week I told you I would revisit this.  Last week I told the entire spindling World Wide Web that I would make something of this perfect and most fortuitous of monikers on this most saccharine of sainted holidays. I love Henry Miller....
January 31, 2013 - 11:51am
Columnist and military journalist, Fred Kaplan, comes to the Library
Recently featured on the front page of the New York Times book review, Fred Kaplan will bring his new book, ‘The Insurgents’, to the Louisville Library tonight, January 31st, at 7pm.
I like my walls.  I like putting holes in them with bits of metal.  I like making the loud noise with the hammer – like cannon fire.  I like putting pretty things on the bits of metal and feeling like other humans can know me just by glancing at a jumble of paper and plaster in...
January 25, 2013 - 12:54pm
Author Ken Foster pays tribute to the pit bull at Carmichael’s
Clearing the name of a dog with a long-standing bad rap, author and pit bull advocate Ken Foster sets the record straight this Sunday, January 27th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore with his new book, ‘I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beloved (and Misunderstood) Pet’.
I like warm bellies.  A hand placed right over the rise and fall of the belly button, the lungs right above that fill it full of breathing.  A belly feels like the most alive part of anything, and it’s comforting.  It’s my most favorite of parts.  This applies to...
January 24, 2013 - 3:52pm
Local author, Greenfield Jones, brings his new collection to Carmichael’s
Touting his new book, Don’t Lose This, It’s My Only Copy and Other Stories, Greenfield Jones comes to Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signing this Saturday, January 26th, at 4pm.
You should not try to say the name “Flannery O’Connor” at three in the morning.  You can try, you really can – I won’t stop you – but you and your tongue will find yourselves more than surprised by what happens to the sounds there in your mouth. That...