Fatemeh Keshavarz/ Gold Rush Cuisine/ Fables and Fairy Tales

Fatemeh Keshavarz The author of "Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran" is visiting Sacramento. Today on Insight, you'll meet Fatemeh Keshavarz and hear why she sees her book as a rebuttal to "Reading Lolita in Tehran," the international best-seller that criticized Iran's strict official interpretation of Islam.

A public lecture in English by Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz is at 7 p.m. today in Wellman Hall Room 2 at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Keshavarz will present her lecture in Farsi at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31st in the Forest Suite on the second floor of the University Union, Sacramento State. Information: (408) 799-4427.

Gold Rush Cuisine There's a celebration this weekend of California food from the mid-1800s. We'll taste some authentic Gold Rush cuisine and learn about its history.

"The California Gold Rush: What We Ate" is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31st at the California State Railroad Museum, 111 I St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 445-6645.

Fables and Fairy Tales What role do fairy tales and fables play in the arts? We'll talk with three UC Davis faculty members about how the world of fairy tales and fables has touched the arts and their own work.

Friday, January 30, 2009