Archives for September 2012

Rebecca Farivar and Ben Mirov
open mic follows

Monday, October 1st - 7 to 9 p.m. Featured poets followed by an open mic 1st and 3rd Monday of each month hosted by Jerry Ferraz. Rebecca Farivar hosts a poetry podcast where, as resident poet, she talks with guests about poetry-- the hook? … [Read more...]

Smooth Toad Croons at Bird & Beckett

Sunday, September 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. which way west? Sunday concert series. All ages welcome - no cover, but bring a few bones for the boys. They rhyme "philosopher" and "on top of her" and sing of the antidiluvial zoo.  Their texts may be … [Read more...]

Consider the Lobster: He is Us

Chris Hedges, writing for the "Nation of Change" website, concludes his chilling article with these observations: "Obama is not in charge. Romney would not be in charge. Politicians are the public face of corporate power. They are corporate … [Read more...]

Black Mountain College
a talk by Walker Brents III

Sunday, September 30 - 2:30 pm In the hills of North Carolina from the 1930s into the 1950s, a unique succession of intellectual and artistic developments occurred in the rather ramshackle environment of Black Mountain College, as if it were a … [Read more...]

New on the shelves this weekend

Hotly anticipated new books on the shelves at Bird & Beckett include novels by Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue), T.C. Boyle (San Miguel), Zadie Smith (NW), Irvine Welsh (Skagboys); short stories by Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her); … [Read more...]