So what's with the top hats, goggles, corsets, and waistcoats?
Good, God, man! Get with the times (i.e. the faux Victorian Era), and up to snuff with one of the fastest-growing subcultures of geek chic. More than mere dress-up fandom, Steampunk encompasses literature, music, retro science, history and politics, as well as design, fashion, art, and crafts.
The Steampunk Bible is a ripping good overview, filled with most excellent picto-graphics, for the novice as well as the veteran mad inventor/explorer/airship-traveler.
Literaries Who Lunch presents Tana French reading from and signing The Likeness
08/06/2008 12:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Detective Cassie Maddox, who first appeared in French's book In the Woods, returns when a woman bearing a striking resemblance and her old undercover name is found dead. Cassie's old boss creates an extreme undercover opportunity and soon she finds herself immersed in this mysterious woman's old life, with no leads, no suspects and no clue as to the dead girl's real identity. The Likeness is an exciting read with many twists and turns all leading up to an explosive conclusion. This event is free and open to the public.
Delicious sandwiches are available from Europane bakery for $13.95+tax. Please call Vroman's customer service at (626) 449-5320 no later than August 4 to place your order.