Book: Poet offers up advice in a self-help memoir

‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir’
By Jeffrey Skinner. Sarabande Books; 184 pgs., $15.95.


Culture: Goodbye to Goodwill

June Leffler created and ran the youth-based arts and culture Goodwill Zine (GWZ) for 11 issues. Now, after a final “end of the world” issue, the end has arrived.


Book: Collecting Black Power history

‘Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975’ 
By Pat Thomas. Fantagraphics; 204 pgs., $39.99.


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

The Granta podcast

Like most baby boomers, I intermittently fall into the trap of believing something I have witnessed never to have existed until the moment I witnessed it.


Book: Review of two Tranströmers

New interpretations of the Swedish poet

‘The Deleted World’ By Tomas Tranströmer, translated by Robin Robertson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 41 pgs., $13.


Book: If this couch could talk

An interview with the little brown Rustic Frog couch

In an exclusive interview, LEO Weekly caught up with the veteran brown couch from Southern Indiana’s friendly neighborhood strip club and swamp, the Rustic Frog.


Book: Memoir tackles life, Louisville and the pursuit of happiness

By Sarah Ivens. Mini Moff Musings; 232 pgs., $12.

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Summer books to digest

What to read on the beach? It’s the age-old question of vacationing hordes across the world. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of reading in the sand.


Book: Plenty of new stories from Tania James

Tolstoy succinctly captured the essence of so much great fiction with the observation, “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” And tho


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

‘The Economist Culture’ and ‘Intelligence Squared’

People keep asking me, “How in Sam Stinkin’ Hell do you have time to listen to all of these podcasts?”