Monday, December 18, 2017

Events this week: Jennifer Chiaverini at Lynden Sculpture Garden (almost sold out), Elena Gorfinkel on a lost chapter in indie cinema, John Nichols at MPL's East Branch on the Capital Times

Monday, December 18, 7:00 pm reception, 7:30 talk, at Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W Brown Deer Rd in River Hills:
A ticketed evening with Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace.

Tickets for this event, produced by Milwaukee Reads, are $30/$25 for members, and include admission to the sculpture garden, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and a copy of Enchantress of Numbers. Tickets are almost sold out for this event. Please call (414) 446-8794 for availability.

Read this interview with Nancy Gilson in the Columbus Dispatch. Here's an excerpt: "I love writing novels about women in history who have done extraordinary things, especially given that they had to battle against different expectations for women in the era they were born in. When I hear about intriguing women whose achievements haven’t been heralded or have been largely forgotten in our era, I really like to tell their stories — especially if they are as interesting and intriguing as Ada was."

Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 pm, at Boswell:
Elena Gorfinkel, author of Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s.

Formerly at UWM, Elena Gorfinkel is now a senior lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. This event is cosponsored by the UWM Film Studies Program.

Gorfinkel's new book, Lewd Looks, recovers a lost chapter on in the history of independent cinema and American culture. Gorfinkel's work on 1960s sexploitation films will engross readers interested in media, sexuality, gender, and the 1960s. Gorfinkel investigates the films and their contexts with scholarly depth and vivid storytelling, producing a new account of the obscene image, screen sex, and adult film and media.

Wednesday, December 20, 6:00 pm, at East Branch, Milwaukee Public Library, 2320 N. Cramer St: John Nichols, author of The Capital Times: A Proudly Radical Newspaper’s Century-Long Fight for Justice and for Peace.

You know John Nichols as national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and is the author or coauthor of ten books. But in addition to his work on the national stage, both as editor and commentator, John Nichols has been associated with Madison's Capital Times for more than 20 years.

As Madison's Capital Times marks its 100th anniversary in 2017, John Nichols, along with editor Dave Zweifel, recall the remarkable history of a newspaper that served as the tribune of Robert M. La Follette and the progressive movement, earned the praise of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for its stalwart opposition to fascism, battled Joe McCarthy during the "Red Scare," championed civil rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ rights, opposed the Vietnam War and the invasion of Iraq, and stood with Russ Feingold when he cast the only US Senate vote against the Patriot Act.

Please note the early start time. Boswell will be at East selling copies of The Capital Times. See you at East Branch of Milwaukee Public Library.

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