August 30, 2012 - 12:28pm
Work Writing: Carmichael’s presents work-themed anthology for Labor Day
Hey, you know what I’ll be doing on Labor Day?? That’s right, no rest for the wear, folks. Whether you’ve bbq plans or not, stop by Carmichael’s Bookstore, tomorrow, August 31st, at 7pm as a merry band of essayists present the collection All the Livelong Day: Motif Anthologies, Volume 3.
I don’t really like talking about work.  I am not my job.  That which fills my purse (not) is so far from my passion, and the longer I labor for negligible pennies and wallow in high levels of cortisol, the more my mind wanders into quixotic gardens of outlandish fantasy. ...
August 29, 2012 - 11:54am
Former ‘Courier Journal’ reporter, Katya Cengel, mixes books and baseball at Car
Signing her new book tonight, ‘Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life’, former reporter, Katya Cengel hits up Carmichael’s Bookstore for a sporting good time. See her tonight, Wednesday, August 29th, at 7pm.
There are some things that are just quintessentially American.  Those quaint, collective stereotypes that we like to throw around for sentimentality’s sake.  We all know they’re silly.  Apple pie, front porch swings, those weird seasonal flavors of Lays potato chips,...
August 27, 2012 - 10:30am
Sarabande Books brings poets Mark Yakich and Andrea Cohen to 21c tonight
Oh man! Has it really been a whole month since we’ve talked about poetry pants? Zip those suckers up and let’s ride! Tonight, Monday, August 27th, Sarabande Books will host poets Mark Yakich and Andrea Cohen as part of this month’s 21c Reading Series.
“Tonic” is a very interesting word.  I think about things like this.  As a noun, it doesn’t get much the same kind of love as other more exotic parts of speech: adjectives enjoy a spicy existence adding nuance; verbs employ a springboard for life living.  But so...
August 17, 2012 - 3:39pm
Out of Africa: Journey into the wilds of Timbuktu with Historian Steve Kemper at
The former Louisvillian and smarty-pants historian, Steve Kemper, retells the epic expedition of Heinrich Barth through uncharted African landscape with his new book ‘A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles in Islamic Africa’. Join him this Sunday, August 19th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore at 4pm.
I like to consider myself in possession of an intrepid spirit.  Adventure – which can manifest in many forms – is something I have no qualms embracing.  Although outwardly I may exude a certain manner that might allude to a propensity for steering clear of wayward mud puddles...
August 16, 2012 - 11:08am
John Findling captures a photographic history of Crescent Hill with his new book
Got the deep fried blues? Skip the State Fair this Sunday and settle in for a look at the history behind one of Louisville’s hippest neighborhoods. John Findling will bring his book ‘Louisville’s Crescent Hill’ to the Peterson Dumesnil House this Sunday at 2pm.
Ok, so perhaps this isn’t the first time we’ve sat down to discuss Mr. Findling.  Or, for that matter, the first time we’ve discussed Louisville and its love of borough lore.  But with a lethal combo of Back to School and Kentucky’s annual heartburn hoedown...