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Keeping Up with the Jones

Ode to Jerry: Louisville at the crossroads

When I arrived in Louisville almost a decade and a half ago, I had a great feeling about the place. I still do (most of the time).

Raised Relief

Miranda mirage

“We now find ourselves in 2010 dealing with very complicated terrorism matters. Those are certainly the things that have occupied much of my time.

Guest Commentary

The shame of our great city

One hundred years ago, the profession of “planning” was founded as a movement to end unsanitary and overcrowded housing in our nation’s cities.

Editor’s Note

The Non-Endorsement

I once had a friend* who habitually brushed off homework in freshman Spanish class, consequently resulting in her begging for a glimpse of my workbook minutes before the bell rang.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I think we’re alone now

“Citizen Kane” is widely regarded as the greatest American movie ever made. Any legitimate survey will include it in the top five, at least.

Summary of My Discontent

Swill, baby, swill

As oil spreads across the Gulf of Mexico, oozing a greasy sheen on the Redneck Riviera not seen since Uncle Kracker appeared on “MTV Spring Break 2000,” it’s important to look on

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Queen for (more than) a day

Drag queens have long been declaring their right to be fabulous, entertaining and over the top.

Raised Relief

Derby crash

Put your ill-fitting seersuckers and giant hats in the closet, take an aspirin and get back to work, ye merry revelers. It’s over.

Let’s review:

Emotional Weather Report

The strung out ones and worse

It was the spring of 2005. I was getting ready to go into work and help Harold clean out Twice Told Books and move furniture into his new house.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Tell me it isn’t true

Shortly before he moved to Vail, Colo., with his wife Tracy, 14 or 15 years ago (or was it 10?), my friend Mark G. invited me over for dinner.