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Clarity on soulful public educators

There is no more spectacular a tutorial on great teaching than Ella Fitzgerald in her element. Behold her 1979 performance of “Make Me Rainbows” on YouTube.

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A beloved chef’s last supper

Beyond the womb, no place on Earth was safer than inside Joe Gadansky’s embrace. His famous hugs surrounded and enveloped — and held us close enough to feel his heartbeart.

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Downtown, we’ve got a problem

I don’t get downtown much anymore. I may go to pay a parking ticket — or get yet another. But I’m learning.

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Smackdown, interrupted

Let’s suppose you’re a young, bright constitutional officer who is ripe for higher office and who thinks there ought to be a law. The stakes are stellar, so you mustn’t stumble.

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Wicked statecraft kills bills

The train was so freighted with baggage and on such a fast track — greased by lobbyists — that it barreled through a committee before the AARP’s alarms were heard.

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The lives and death of Jon Cook

Musician, visual artist and writer Jon Cook, an iconic child of the Highlands, was blessed with a strong heart and titanic talents.

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The angina monologue

Seven years ago this week, I got my life back after quadruple bypass surgery.

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The dark side of paradise

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, a whimsical, retro restaurant that propelled Louisville’s weirdness to international celebrity, is dead.

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The silver tsunami

A month ago, Dr. Zettie Parker-Turner resigned as administrator of the Rivers Edge nursing home in Prospect.

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A year of hope and fear

Each year, as we did last month, we bring you Project Censored’s top 10 stories largely missed by the mainstream media.