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Summary of My Discontent

History’s Assholes: Fred Koch

Welcome once again to History’s Assholes, the column that travels back in time to flush out the assholes who made the world what it is today.

Guest Commentary

The president’s race problem

Some years ago, a few pals and I took our first excursion to the deepest, darkest Delta.

Raised Relief

Strangers and their dogs

I am a dog owner who moonlights as a bush-league misanthrope.

Stop Calling Me Surly

A wicked sister bridge

When the early 21st-century history of Louisville is written, if the Ohio River Bridges Project proceeds as planned, I can already hear the official refrain: “Mistakes were made.&r

Fables of the Deconstruction

Nice work if you can get it

We usually break in our interns with simple tasks like record and movie reviews. Nobody important reads that stuff, so they can’t do a lot of damage.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Election 2012 is (a little) different

This is the first of two columns on Election 2012. Given my love of politics, you knew I couldn’t do just one.

Summary of My Discontent

The simile and you

As a longtime writer of not only grammatically viable sentences but also the occasional full-length paragraph, I’m often asked about the proper role of similes in today’s challenging wr

Raised Relief

Damn the torpor torpedoes

The last couple of weeks have not been the most flattering in my life.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Savannah’s amazing grace under fire

In this sparse space, it would be impossible to convey the maturity, courage and empathy of a young sexual-assault victim who prevailed despite a hostile prosecutor and a proposed penalty more suit

Fables of the Deconstruction

To Beat the Devil

As he was walking up to the stage, I remember thinking how attractive this young man was. He was the very definition of tall, dark and handsome. I also noticed he wasn’t wearing a suit.