Join us on January 16 as we begin a new book club discussion over Robin Wall Kimmerer’s tender, awakening, ‘Braiding Sweetgrass.’
The Origin of a Monster: Happy Birthday, Frankenstein!
The gothic novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is 200 years old this year, and its core concern about the unintended consequences of science still apply.
Storm in a Teacup: One Thing You Can’t Do While Spinning
We conclude our book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup with a look at straight lines and spinning, and a dizzying trip into space.
Storm in a Teacup: Slowing to the Speed of Tea
In this week’s book club discussion of Helen Czerski’s Storm in a Teacup, we consider the importance of time, speed, and certain substances we’d rather not mention.
Storm in a Teacup: Rocket Post & The Ideal Gas Law
Today we knock around with gas molecules and imagine flights of fancy with Gerhard Zucker’s rocket post mail delivery in our first book club discussion of Storm in a Teacup.
Book Club Announcement: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Join us beginning November 1 for a “romp through the physical world” in our upcoming book club on Helen Czerski’s Storm In A Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.
Poets and Poems: John Latham and “From Professor Murasaki’s Notebooks”
The poems of “From Professor Murasaki’s Notebooks” by John Latham linger in the mind, and in the heart, long after the reading is done.
Poetic Voices: Sandee Gertz Umbach and Lori Lamothe
Collections by Sandee Gertz Umbach and Lori Lamothe demonstrate how poets shape their words and images to communicate what inspires them.
Regional Tour: Science & Culture Museum at Michigan State University
Sandra Heska King tours the Science & Culture Museum at Michigan State U, discovering culture through teapots, quilts, hats and illegal hatpins.
This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks
The question of art, children’s poetry, and the scientific uses of poetry–It’s all in this week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks!