Category Archives: Literature

2017 Forecastle Music Festival Offers Variety

If you dig music and are looking for a weekend out of the house, snag a ticket to the Forecastle Festival in Louisville. Some 60 alt-rock, hip-hop and EDM bands are playing over three days at Waterfront Park on the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Welcome to all venturing from near and far that are descending upon Louisville starting today. Friday is Oaks Day. This use to be the day that locals ventured to Churchill Downs to enjoy a pleasant day at the track, soak … Continue reading

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(A Tale of Boy Scouts, Camping and Arson) I flew home Friday for my little brother’s birthday. He’s not so little anymore, but turning 38 is close enough to 40 that it deserves a proper celebration. Besides, my everyday home … Continue reading

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Worth A Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing … Continue reading

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Shape Shifting Reporter Michael Hall

Con artist, chameleon, musician, writer and journalist. Those are some nifty identities to wear on your utility belt.  All play off of themselves and all enable Michael Hall to gain access to what he wants out of life and to … Continue reading

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Rick Zollo: A Man Comes Around

Rick Zollo has come in from the cold.  After spending 30 years casting lifelines from out on the perimeter this would-be writer finally has found an audience.  Mind you, Zollo didn’t necessarily care if anyone answered his call, he would … Continue reading

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Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald ~ “The Mayor of MacDougal Street

In the 1940s, lines were being drawn – a side had to be picked, either for or against – and we’re not talking about world wars here, this is jazz, baby! The “mouldy fig wars” had erupted, pitting the bebop … Continue reading

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