Davy Rothbart has found his niche in the world by getting people to bend over. No, it's not what you're thinking. He has built a small empire by collecting discarded notes, letters, lists that people find on the ground. The Found magazine empire has spawned five books of hilarious, sad and bizarre paper flotsam — maybe even something you lost. The latest edition, “Requiem for a Paper Bag,” features contributions from Seth Rogen, Chuck D., Sarah Vowell, Devendra Banhart and Wire creator David Simon. Rothbart hosts a presentation, with slide show, featuring scraps from the Found anthology.

Wed., June 24, 8:30 p.m., 2009

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