Keeping Up with the Jones

Two centuries of black Louisville

A few weeks ago, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer did something strange. He hosted a book launch event at City Hall. I met Mayor Fischer for the first time last year during the primary season.

Raised Relief

I wanted to believe

In my time at the helm of Raised Relief, I’ve demonstrated a commitment to intellectual and ideological consistency about as often as I’ve demonstrated a commitment to wearing matching

Fables of the Deconstruction

Ain’t nothing like the real thing

I have been learning a new language.

Summary of My Discontent

It’s going to be fantastic

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND — Dry at last, we dart down a dark, lonely side road and slip into a tiny Indian restaurant for a midnight snack — our first non-Thai food in a week.

Raised Relief

Song of the South (Home Hurts)

I’m standing my ground this year.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Too marvelous for words

A couple weeks ago, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) — while addressing his colleagues and the nation at large from the Senate floor — said something that got a lot of attention.

Summary of My Discontent

The Derby forecast

The National Revelry Service in Louisville has issued a severe carousal warning for the first week in May.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Cornel West ‘worries about’ Al Sharpton. Should you?

As I prepare to leave the University of Louisville until 2012, I’m finishing up one of the most enjoyable instructional years I’ve had in recent memory.

Raised Relief

Save the date!

Here’s another bumper sticker I never got around to making: When the rapture comes, can I drive your Chevy Suburban?

Fables of the Deconstruction

I’ve seen it all

It was clear, based on the kick-ass trailers that started showing in theaters last fall, that Zack Snyder’s latest effort, “Sucker Punch,” was going to be the greatest narrative f