Guest Commentary

My decadent and deprived Kentucky Derby — wear a hat for me

I am coming to the realization that my shirt might not be as bourbon stained as yours this Saturday. It seems I signed up for a graduate school program in Boston and forgot to read the fine print.

Fables of the Deconstruction

The needle and the damage done

My name is Paul, and I am an addict.


A face-off with my past

Stephanie Gorski wants to be my Facebook friend. Thing is, last time I talked to Stephanie Gorski I was 10 years old.

Raised Relief

Who watches the Watchmen indeed

What’s childless, blind in one eye, smokes constantly, thinks truck-testicles are hysterical and is now going to tell you how to raise your kids? Yeah, it’s me.

Editor’s Note

Crossing Thunder Road

A particular set of problems can emerge when you are a city whose national stock is based on a two-week span of debauchery and high-impact horseracing that begins in earnest with a prodigious

Keeping Up with the Jones

Strange black men from outer space

Let’s play word association.

Summary of My Discontent

A stitch in time

I have a new friend who sews.

Yep, I’m Gay

Fear of a gay planet

Hopefully you remember that 2009 is the year of the queer.

Fables of the Deconstruction

A little bit of soap

Nobody loves a good laugh more than me, but let’s not start with an argument.


Clash of a titan (and a legislator)

John Vincent Calipari is charged with returning the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to glory.