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...
February 13, 2013 - 11:54pm
Come out and show your support for local game developers. Play video games made right here in Kentucky and Indiana by several independent game developers! In conjunction with Mommy's Best Games' February 20th release of "Serious Sam Double D XXL" on Xbox LIVE Arcade, we are...
February 4, 2013 - 2:29pm
Economist Phil Auerswald brings ‘The Coming Prosperity’ to the World Affairs Cou
The world is a pretty big place (so I’ve been told); maybe we should think more about it? Let’s do that one. Join economist Phil Auerswald tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th, as he presents his book ‘The Coming Prosperity’ at the World Affairs Council Speaker Series. It’ll be global.
I found my passport last night.  I wasn’t looking for it.  Rifling through drawers and things, I was waiting with hungry bird-beak scissors, trying to find an old copy of Hi-Fructose magazine to butcher and put on my walls.  We recently talked about my walls.  But there...
January 7, 2013 - 2:55pm
Author and scientist Jared Diamond takes the stage for the Kentucky Author Forum
The author the book, ‘The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?’, Jared Diamond will take center spotlight at the Kentucky Center for the Arts this Wednesday, January 9th, for an interview with author and anthropologist, Sarah Hrdy. It sounds fancy and fine.
I am going to build a tribe.  It will be made of arms and legs and stomachs and faces.  People with names will belong to these parts.  And I will love them.  And they will hopefully love me.  And, somehow or another, we will function as a whole thing in this world.  It...
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