Literary Events

Lindy West

When: Thu., May 19, 7 p.m. 2016

If you're not reading Lindy West, you're missing out on one of America's better writers. West's essays about how women are portrayed in media are biting attacks on the subtle and not-so-subtle ways women are denigrated in everything from commercials to news broadcasts, and her film reviews are equally savage and funny (read her all-out assault on the second Sex and the City movie, or her masterly deconstruction of Love, Actually). Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman collects West's essays and think-pieces on feminism, pop culture and her own life. West discusses Shrill at 7 p.m. tonight at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or Admission is free, but reservations are required. Books must be purchased through Left Bank in order to get them signed.

Paul Friswold

Price: free, but reservations required