Found Magazine’s Denim and Diamonds Tour

Davy and Peter Rothbart share their latest trashy finds

Forrest Gump had it wrong. Life isn’t like a box of chocolates; it’s like a rancid trash heap of discarded junior high diaries, ‘80s prom photos, and scrawled-on Post-its that tell the strange, hopeful, heartbreaking and hilarious stories of riotous characters we’ll never meet. Having documented these found relics both online and in a bestselling book series, Davy and Peter Rothbart, the self-described heartthrobs behind the phenomenally entertaining enterprise, took things a step further with Requiem for a Paper Bag, Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Found Items from Around the World. The basis for their Found Magazine’s Denim and Diamonds Tour, Requiemis a collection of tales of Dumpster finds by well-known stars such as Public Enemy’s Chuck D and The Wire’s David Simon. The Rothbarts read today, with sword-swallower Brett Loudermilk and LA’s honey-voiced Watson Twins on hand to deliver the party favors. 7:30 p.m. St. Arnold’s Brewery, 2522 Fairway Park Drive. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.foundmagazine.com. $10 to $15.
Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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