‘In Our Time’ with Melvyn Bragg
Watch out when Melvyn Bragg clears his throat. Unlike other veteran radio show hosts, Bragg won’t switch off the microphone in order to cough, cluck or otherwise clear his tonsils.
Patrick Wensink's "Black Hole Blues"
Black Hole Blues
By Patrick Wensink. Eraserhead Press; 196 pgs., $10.95.
‘Wine for Normal People’ & ‘Craft Brew Cast’
You can tell just by looking at the icons of most beer podcasts that they contain the worst of all that’s wrong with programs not mediated by public airwaves.
New book details the history of Old Louisville’s Southern Exposition
Louisville’s Southern Exposition, 1883-1887: The City of Progress
By Bryan S. Bush. The History Press; 128 pgs., $19.99.
Spalding alum’s short story collection inches toward Southern Gothic
By Cyn Kitchen. Motes Books; 128 pgs., $25.
BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Review’
My brother and I were sitting in a pub, criticizing the menu but praising the beer list.
Harriett Gilbert’s ‘The Strand’ and ‘World Book Club’
Late one Saturday night some six years ago, I was driving home from a party in Hoosierland and I did something I never, ever do: I went past my exit on I-64.
Dan Rhema becomes an artist after a near-death experience
I Close My Eyes To See: The Dan Rhema Story
By Dan Rhema and Kevin Wilson. Altered Vision Arts LLC; 145 pgs., $9.99 e-book.
Connecting writers, publishers and readers is key to kick-starting Louisville’s literary scene
There’s no doubt Louisville embraces the arts: vibrant local music scene, a ballet that boasts a yearly audience of 100,000, a theater company that claims twice that many patrons, as we
‘Desert Island Discs’
In Howard Jacobson’s novel, “The Finkler Question,” which won last year’s Booker Prize, the title character makes an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island D