A glimpse of the real world: Two-year-old Mennonite program throws young adults into the thick of city life

This is a story of six strangers who were picked to live in a renovated convent in Louisville, to live a life of simplicity by helping strangers in a city where they’re strangers themselves.

No, it’s not a new reality show. But here’s their story.

Rumblings From the World of Sports

Lordy, hoops fans sure are testy these daze. Mizzou’s Quin Snyder: gone. (You read it here months ago.) The Drain The Tub Crowd is smelling blood down the road. I repeat: So nasty has it become, the Tubmeister is seriously considering moving on. (And where did you first read — in November — that this year’s Cats would be Team Turmoil II?)

This little piggy sat on the story: When a daily newspaper has a monopoly, news becomes a commodity

“All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.

What a Week

Bridge of sighsThe Transportation Cabinet canceled Atlantic Painting Co.’s $17.8 million contract and ordered it to stop not painting the Kennedy Bridge. Atlantic had been not painting the bridge since spring 2004 and now will not paint the bridge on a permanent basis. 

Heroes for Uncertain Times

Writing for comics over the past 40 years, Denny O’Neil has redefined the genre’s possibilities. Jason Noble, an avowed local comic book geek, interviews his hero.A brief introduction to four decades of creativity and innovation can be tricky. Simply said, Denny O’Neil is one of the most influential writers in the history of comic books.

The LEO 2005 Not-Good-For-Nothing Quiz

The LEO 2005 Not-Good-For-Nothing Quiz  “Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.”

An arena scorecard

 All of the players involved with the downtown arena debate vow that their primary goal is to “do what’s best for the city and the state.” But what they don’t talk about are their hidden agendas, which may trump all else. Everyone has one. The challenge is to figure out what’s behind each player’s position. 

Got art … money?

The voices bemoaning proposed cuts in the two-year $17.7 billion budget that Gov. Ernie Fletcher submitted to the General Assembly last month include public university officials, primary and secondary school administrators who depend on funding for extended school services and the state Attorney General. To that list, add people who work in arts organizations.

Comics in film

Film adaptations of comic books have an amazing and troubled history. Amazing when they work — like the first “Batman” by Tim Burton or “X-Men” by Bryan Singer — and “troubled, painful, awful, crummy and disappointing” when they don’t. See “The Punisher,” “Daredevil,” “Howard the Duck”.

Staff Picks

Sometimes listening to Icelandic experimental outfit Sigur Ros is a little like watching a glacier melt. It’s laborious, but in an altogether pleasing way, and it’s rewarding in the end when a big piece finally breaks off and floats away to disappear.