Book: School’s out

A local artist and musician’s fresh start

Carrie Neumayer has pursued three things over the past 15 years and has learned that, sometimes, something’s got to give.


Book: Mystery is a winged creature

Misha Feigin releases a new book of poetry

Can you walk in my skin?
How simple a simple meaning
Can be when what you think
You are is trapped in the solitary


Book: A ‘Trainspotting’ prequel of sorts

By Irvine Welsh. W.W. Norton; 544 pgs., $25.


Winter Guide 2012: Fireside fiction

Riveting reads for the winter

While plenty of new books by old pros have flooded the market this fall, we’re not going to spend time here on writers who now seem to be pretty much phoning it in.


Book: A tale of the turf, and other Kentucky stories

A roundup of Kentucky authors

I was in the Infield at Churchill Downs on May 4, 1968, when Dancer’s Image won the Kentucky Derby. Picked him, bet him, and cashed for $92 on a $20 bet.


Book: L.A. punks in living color

‘We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California’


Book: Bettye LaVette’s blows and hits

‘A Woman Like Me’
By Bettye LaVette with David Ritz. Blue Rider Press; 272 pgs., $27.


Book: Step in and take a look around

'The Leight House: The Home and Collections of Leonard and Adele Leight'

‘The Leight House: The Home and Collections of Leonard and Adele Leight’


Book: Jason Howard’s unbridled Kentucky music

Jason Howard has been a big music fan since childhood.


Book: Taking shots with Watt from Pedro

To many who came up in the ’80s punk scene or ’90s alt-rock explosion, Mike Watt remains a folk hero.