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Book: If this couch could talk

An interview with the little brown Rustic Frog couch

In an exclusive interview, LEO Weekly caught up with the veteran brown couch from Southern Indiana’s friendly neighborhood strip club and swamp, the Rustic Frog.


Book: Memoir tackles life, Louisville and the pursuit of happiness

By Sarah Ivens. Mini Moff Musings; 232 pgs., $12.

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Summer books to digest

What to read on the beach? It’s the age-old question of vacationing hordes across the world. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of reading in the sand.


Book: Plenty of new stories from Tania James

Tolstoy succinctly captured the essence of so much great fiction with the observation, “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” And tho


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

‘The Economist Culture’ and ‘Intelligence Squared’

People keep asking me, “How in Sam Stinkin’ Hell do you have time to listen to all of these podcasts?”


Book: We were flawed this way

'Thinking, Fast and Slow’

‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’
By Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 499 pgs., $30.


Book: No lonesome Townes

Chef Edward Lee grills author Brian T. Atkinson

I’ll Be Here in the Morning 
By Brian T. Atkinson. Texas A&M; 272 pgs., $24.95.


Book: Woody Guthrie’s dirty little secrets

‘Woody Guthrie, American Radical’ 
By Will Kaufman. University of Illinois Press; 304 pgs., $29.95.


Book: Kirby Gann’s Southern Gothic

Author coming to Carmichael's

Louisville author Kirby Gann would like to introduce you to someone: “Shady Beck, the walker-away from dazzling car wrecks, subject of several profiles in the Pirtle Notice paper, she of the


Book: Deep thoughts by George Steiner

'The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan’

‘The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan’
By George Steiner. New Directions; 192 pgs., $24.95.