A Q&A with glass artist Casey Hyland

One of Louisville’s strengths is an abundance of artists working in glass, so much so that the Glass Art Society held its annual conference here in 2010. Casey Hyland has been a long-time resident, first at Glassworks and now at his own studio at 721 E. Washington St. (hylandglass.com). LEO: You have a degree in … Continued

Video Tapeworm

This Week’s Twin Peeks BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM $17.98-24.97; PG A wonderful Blu-Ray pairing of two of our favorite ’70s stinkers! William Marshal stars, of course, as Blacula, a former African prince bitten by Dracula (Louisville-lad Charles Macaulay who appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows before his death in 1999), cursed to forever search … Continued

Trifecta with Theatre[502], Derby Dinner and Bard’s Town

‘Mr. Burns’ The run-up to the Humana Festival of New American Plays (which kicks off March 4) is always a busy time for local theater companies. Last week, three excellent companies opened productions that continue through this weekend (or beyond). Theatre [502] is closing its season with an outstanding production of Anne Washburn’s shrewd post-apocalyptic … Continued

Wild and Woolly: the last days of physical media

For the last 18 years, Wild and Woolly has been an institution in the Highlands, the premier video store for off-the-wall and hard-to-find cinema. But that’s all set to come to an end Monday, March 23, on the 18th anniversary of their opening, as Wild and Woolly closes its doors for the last time. In … Continued

Staffpicks

<film> Wednesday, Feb. 25 ‘Muffin Top: A Love Story’ Cinemark, Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Road womenwhowrite.com $11; 7:30 p.m Local nonprofit Women Who Write is hosting a screening of the rom-com “Muffin Top: A Love Story.” Cathryn Michon writes, directs and stars in this film, playing Suzanne, a Women’s Studies professor at Malibu University, … Continued

Staffpicks

<reading> Feb. 19-20 Frank X Walker Reading and master class University of Louisville Belknap Campus, 852-6801 louisville.edu/english/creative-writing Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. “instead of writing/his spelling words/he signed a contract/he could barely read/inked a commitment/in big block letters/to the NBA/and NIKE/and SPRITE …another little genius/who will never test out/of a dream/that kills legitimate futures/every … Continued

ART: A Fond Farewell at Paul Paletti Gallery

Since life’s major goodbyes are rarely easy, it’s wonderful when you can feel the love. Mary Burks definitely felt it as she walked out the door of the Paul Paletti Gallery for the last time after her two years as the assistant gallery manager. She left the gallery and its viewers with a parting gift, … Continued

BOOK: Taylor’s ‘Marble Orchard’ an Appalachian fable worth picking

The Marble Orchard by Alex Taylor (Ig Publishing; 252 pgs., $16.95) A prologue at a family get-together — but the small family that we’re focused on is held at arm’s length by most everyone else. The 19-year-old son sulks, wanders off, and the looseness of some important connections becomes apparent. Taylor’s novel proper begins by … Continued

THEATER: ‘Eenie Meanie’ catches audience by the jugular

In 1949, James Baldwin published a scathing critique of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” He begins “Everybody’s Protest Novel” (a web search will quickly find the full text) with a relentless literary analysis — then goes on to write about the American protest novel as a genre. Such novels, he writes, rather than a … Continued

COMEDY: Lewis Black brings his rant to the Palace

Lewis Black is mad. Stark raving mad all of the time. At least that’s the Lewis Black we’ve seen on TV for the last two decades. His animated hands, his frustrated yell and raspy irritated voice has led him to being one of the most recognizable faces in comedy … and one of the most … Continued