November 18, 2011 - 3:52pm
Wet your whistle and get ready for some shenanigans. LEO's "Bar Belle", Sara Havens, has a new book for your designated reading list. The two of us sit down over pizza and discuss writing, drinking and how the two create the perfect cocktail.
Ladies and Gentlemen, there was a time in my life when the imposing atmosphere of “The Bar” moved like an ominous cloud over my young, and decidedly lightweight, self.  The sticky floor, the museum of horrors on display in the toilet, the squeal of the heavily sloshed – it...
November 18, 2011 - 11:21am
As part of The Filson’s Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series, Adam Goodheart will speak at Ballard High School this Sunday, November 20th, presenting a picture of America in battle in his new book, "1861: The Civil War Awakening".
We have all seen the stark, haunting photos from the Civil War battle fields.  The bodies of men lay strewn across a plain where their corpses dot the landscape like ragged, misshapen hillocks.  “Surgery” was swift, brutal and mostly fatal; stoic amputees pose with their...
November 17, 2011 - 11:22am
A native poet and founder of Sarabande Books, Sarah Gorham released her newest collection of poetry, "Bad Daughter", this fall. Join her tonight, November 17th, at Carmichael’s for a look at the mischievous side of life.
The term “hysteria” can trace its rather curious roots back to the ancient Greeks.  Often attributed to Hippocrates, “hysteria” began its journey to the modern English lexicon as a term used to describe the movements of a woman’s uterus as it flew about her body,...
July 29, 2012 - 7:04pm
Join former Kentucky Poet Laureate, Richard Taylor, at The Filson Historical Society on Wednesday, November 16th, for a discussion on the life of Audubon, the inspiration for Taylor’s newest poetry collection, Rare Birds: Sonnets on the Life of James John Audubon.
Feathers are having a moment.  The popularity of the bird and its instruments of flight is evident from its presence in everything from décor motifs to the hair extensions of the hip.  Birds are, indeed, beautiful little creatures.  They populate our gardens and greet our mornings...
November 12, 2011 - 8:11pm
Join Lynnell Edwards at Carmichael's Bookstore tomorrow, November 12th, for an afternoon of dynamic words; her latest poetry collection, Covet, is on sale now.
Humans like things.  It is no secret that our elevated Sapien race is a collective fan of objects – beautiful, valuable, interesting, unusual.  Most of us boast a physical collection of some sort – jewelry, buttons, pens, posters, cats and things of other, and sometimes more...