Forget Dan Brown’s Inferno, add some of these nerd nite reads to your summer TBR list!
What is nerd nite you ask?
We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well. Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths. Fun, right? As nerds and non-nerds like to say, Nerd Nite Is Like the Discovery Channel™…with Beer! (from http://nerdnite.com/)
Check out our local nerd nite here http://lawrence.nerdnite.com
How does our garbage compare with census data? Is recycling worth it? What’s up with mummified garbage?
Rubbish: The Archeology of Garbage William Rathje & Cullen Murphy*
The Green Book Elizabeth Rogers
The Big Necessity Rose George
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Edward Humes
Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage Heather Rogers
Trash Andy Mulligan
Oggles & Goggles: Viewing KU Boobs Through Feminism’s Many Lenses Rachel Smalter Hall
Objectification, the male gaze, body worship, choice feminism? You decide.
The Feminist Promise Christine Stansell
The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir
Sexual Personae Camille Paglia*
Feminism is for Everybody Bell Hooks
Full Frontal Feminism Jessica Valenti
Crazy From the Heat: Dave’s Insanity Cookbook Dave Hirschkop*
Scoville scale, carrots as additives, capsaicin can actually kill you.
Any Book by Dave Dewitt
*We don’t own these, but we can totally get them for you!