Book: A lifetime of Black Sabbath

'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell With Black Sabbath'

The founding father of heavy metal pretty much lied to me.


Book: Oh so Common

‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’

‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’
By Common with Adam Bradley. Atria Books; 320 pgs., $25.


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

‘Podularity’ & ‘The Faber Podcast’

I have a new best friend, and his name is George Miller. I suppose I should call him an imaginary best friend, as he will never know of my existence, but I sure am glad I stumbled upon his.


Book: Gorham’s poetry has teeth

‘Bad Daughter’
By Sarah Gorham. Four Way Books; 67 pgs., $14.95.


Book: Stuck in the past, and that’s a good thing

‘The Marriage Plot’ by Jeffrey Eugenides

‘The Marriage Plot’
By Jeffrey Eugenides. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 408 pgs., $26.


Book: A pocket full of ‘Grace’

‘Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace’

‘Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace’
By Aaron Cohen. 33 1/3/Continuum Books; 176 pgs., $12.95.


Book: Best-selling novelist lands in haunted house

Author Chris Bohjalian has achieved all the signs of a modern American literary success: an Oprah book (“Midwives”), multiple film adaptations of his work, his publisher’s b


Book: Bookworms meet for Writer’s Block Fest

This weekend’s Writer’s Block Festival in NuLu will not be a buffet of booths filled with authors hungrily hawking their work.


Talking with Ed McClanahan

LEO Weekly recently caught up with fabled Kentucky storyteller Ed McClanahan over lunch at Lynagh’s Pub in Lexington and over the phone while McClanahan vacationed off the coast of Geor


Captain Kentucky

Author Ed McClanahan’s Kandy-Kolored Counterculture Contribution


High Summer 1965, La Honda, California