Left out

Danny Goldberg presents 'Dispatches from the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit.' Goldberg, the head of Artemis Records and a progressive activist, posits that the Democratic Party and the left have lost touch with the voter base and are alienating upcoming political generations.

Goldberg reads at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Fans forever

Joe Queenan reads from his latest book, 'True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sports Fans.' Queenan explores the heartbreak and unfathomable devotion of sports fans to perpetually losing teams.

Queenan appears at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Twenty-third Avenue Books, 1015 N.W. 23rd Ave.

The food of love

Marlena de Blasi was a middle-aged chef in St. Louis when she took a trip to Italy that changed her life. De Blasi shares her story of finding romance and a new career in 'A Thousand Days in Venice.'

De Blasi reads at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

Major, major league

Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter on the same team? In your dreams É and Rob Neyer's fantasy framework, into which he has placed every major league baseball team, past and present. Neyer, a baseball columnist for, shares the possibilities in his book 'Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.'

Neyer speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, at at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

Compiled by Tina Satter

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