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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


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

‘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


Culture: Podcasts You Might Be Missing

‘WTF,’ ‘The Nerdist’ and ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’

Favorite comedy podcasts among LEO readers, according to my highly non-scientific survey of the demographic, are “WTF,” hosted by Marc Maron, and “The Nerdist,” hosted by Ch


Book: ‘The Cloud Corporation’ is an event

Author comes to Sarabande Reading Series

The Cloud Corporation
By Timothy Donnelly. Wave Books; 153 pgs., $16.


Book: Are you a zombie, a spaceship or a wasteland?

Patton Oswalt expounds

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
By Patton Oswalt. Scribner; 195 pgs., $24.


Culture: Podcasts You Might Be Missing

BBC Radio 3’s ‘Night Waves’

First of all, a shout-out to the many readers who have written in, phoned or stopped me in the street to enlighten me about podcasts I might be missing. It’s so swell to know you care!


Culture: Podcasts You Might Be Missing

‘Open Book with Mariella Frostrup’ and ‘The Book Show’

Even though blonde bombshell Mariella Frostrup is a Notting Hillionaire who counts Mick Jagger and George Clooney among her famous ex-conquests, she is no mere celebrity chaser.


Culture: Podcasts You Might Be Missing

‘Film Programme’ & ‘Kermode and Mayo on Film’

Hey, everybody, it’s Opposite Week! For starters, these two ’casts didn’t quite make the top 10 cut, so I’d planned to save them ’til later.


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

'Writers & Company' from CBC Radio

Apologies to “Fresh Air,” which is the kind of program that first inculcated me with a love of radio, but Eleanor Wachtel makes Terry Gross sound like a journalism-school sophomore.


Book: ‘Lord of Misrule’ offers more than horse tales

Lord of Misrule
By Jaimy Gordon. McPherson & Company; 296 pgs., $25.