nine-lives-1In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Boulder journalist Dan Baum headed to New Orleans to report for The New Yorker. Although he turned out multiple stories during his multi-month stay, he felt that his coverage only scraped the surface of the real Big Easy. The writer’s new book, Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, follows the astounding lives of nine New Orleanians over the last 40 years. Bonus: If you miss Baum’s reading, check out next month’s 5280 for an interview with the author. Fri, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tattered Cover Historic LoDo, 1628 16th St. 303-436-1070, Free