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How to Survive a Louisville Zombie Attack: Words to live by if you encounter the undead

“ZOM-BIE: (Zom’be) n. also ZOM-BIES pl. 1. An animated corpse that feeds on living human flesh. 2. A voodoo spell that raises the dead. 3. A voodoo snake god. 4. One who moves or acts in a daze ‘like a zombie’ .” —The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. This essential text provided some information used in this article.

A bite worse than its bark?: Proposed dog legislation is harsh, vague all at once

It’s been at the front of every pet owner’s brain since late last year: The oft-praised, oft-feared “dog ordinance,” the proposed legislation that — if passed into law by the Metro Council — could add layers of difficulty to owning a pet in the City of Louisville. 

Rumor & Innuendo: Rumblings From the World of Sports

The fall/winter sports season draws nigh, a good time to reiterate this column’s raison d’etre. This is purely and simply a gossip column. Period. It is for entertainment purposes only.

Culture Preview: So, you want a spanking?

Photo courtesy of Mia Voraz: Dominatrix Mia VorazMia Voraz, an attractive 27-year-old brunette, is not your typical Louisville female. Four years ago she decided to take matters in hand, as it were, and become a professional dominatrix. This week Voraz will demonstrate her talents at an Erotic Art Show and BDSM Play Party with other nationally known presenters at the Chez Moi Art Gallery.

City Strobe

Downard unfurls plan for the futureMayor Abramson is only good for pep rallies and press conferences. His administration is paralyzed by bureaucracy and focused too heavily on the Watterson-bound pre-merger City of Louisville. His administration is glad to take post-merger revenue from the old county but has yet to provide basic services like trash pickup and street cleaning currently available within the Urban Service District (the old city) to the old county constituency.

Won’t you be my artist?: Kaviar Forge & Gallery showcases neighbors’ art

Steve Eilers’ “The Harvest,”: part of a neighborhood-focused show at Kaviar Forge.I love to sing the praises of Louisville, especially its many strongly defined neighborhoods. Three of those neighborhoods in particular — Clifton, Crescent Hill and Clifton Heights — are home to art galleries, artist studios and the Frankfort Avenue Trolley (F.A.T.) Fridays.

City Strobe

Donovan Reynolds, WFPKIf mom says she loves you, check it outDonovan Reynolds is a newsman at heart. He estimates he’s spent two-thirds of his four decades in radio as a reporter. He’s probably a stickler for details. So he may have been surprised, during interviews and media coverage of his recent hiring as the new president of the Public Radio Partnership, that he wasn’t asked about his controversial departure from his previous job, from which he resigned on March 1 after uncovering evidence that three employees had engaged in unethical and illegal activities.

Is this the future of public housing in Louisville?

Gentrification and the revamping of public housing, while not one and the same, are certainly related, and they form the crux of a civic story that’s been playing out nationally for a while now. Louisville has gotten a taste with Park DuValle and the new Liberty Green, and more appears to be on the way with the city’s recent announcement that it will raze Iroquois Homes. In this week’s cover story, the first in a series, Stephen George talks to people involved on all sides. —Cary Stemle, editor

Smart is as smart does: Reality says we may want to change our land use policies before it’s too late. But how?

‘Turned off the TV/ sat down to dinner/ phone rang, we were saying grace/grandma died, left us 60 acres/ the last of the old home place.’—James McMurtry, from his song “60 Acres”Almost 15 years ago, as a new reporter at a small-town weekly newspaper, I got a rude awakening about how our landscapes were changing. The county where I worked was quite large, and had long been agricultural. But farming had become cost-prohibitive for average folks, and many people who inherited family farms were choosing to sell to developers rather than beat their heads against the wall trying to work the land.

Rumor & Innuendo: Rumblings From the World of Sports

Heard it on the X. There is a slight chance that U of L’s exhibition games in Canada will be available on the radio. The school is working on it. There’s a slimmer possibility that the tilts might be televised. But don’t be setting your TIVO just yet.