Issue October 29, 2013

Here lies the dearly forgotten …

One lady staged a one-woman protest by sitting in the center of the road, briefly blocking cars from entering the grounds. Some argue about their rights. Occasionally the cops have to be called, though people always seem to scamper off before the squad car pulls up. Sometimes people claim ignorance and apologize for being there, … Continued

Ah, new digs!

Let’s pretend, dear reader, that we’re old friends. I mean, we sort of are (old friends), and I’m going to tell you a lot of stories about maybe familiar people. I’ll, of course, change the names to protect the innocent, but I can’t promise some of the tales won’t be scandalous. I’ll try to limit … Continued

Column: Fun with Shrapnel

Let’s pretend, dear reader, that we’re old friends. I mean, we sort of are (old friends), and I’m going to tell you a lot of stories about maybe familiar people. I’ll, of course, change the names to protect the innocent, but I can’t promise some of the tales won’t be scandalous. I’ll try to limit … Continued

Protection is in order

Throughout Kentucky every year, thousands of women who are the victims of domestic violence seek, in addition to criminal charges, a civil emergency protective order from the courts in order to keep distance from their perpetrator immediately to ensure their safety. But for those women in a dating relationship who have never been married or … Continued

A sweet, crushing compulsion

Unregulated masterminds of exploitation capitalize on human frailty. It’s an age-old story, but the latest saga, more twisted than licorice, belatedly pervaded the news media two weeks before Halloween. The story of “Candy Crush Saga” made a huge splash in London’s Daily Mail, which called it “the most addictive online game ever.” Within hours, … Continued

Completely Obsessed

Untouchable  I was in a bar with a friend when two girls no older than 21 sat down beside us. I couldn’t help but overhear some of their conversation as they talked about the songs playing on the jukebox. With their age, I could forgive that they were treating songs no more than five years … Continued

One of the wonders

Natalie Merchant is as synonymous with the ’90s as oversized flannel shirts, “Ren & Stimpy” and gangsta rap. Need more evidence? She was outspoken in her vegetarianism, toured as part of the Lilith Fair and was BFFs with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. Her Tigerlily album is probably near Alanis in the stack of CDs buried in … Continued

I don’t belong to anyone

Sculptor Kevin Titzer lives in Saguenay, in the Canadian province of Quebec. “Gotta live somewhere,” he laughs. Geography and movement aren’t usually themes in the Evansville, Ind. native’s work, but his ongoing series of shows focused on interpreting music through visual art has led him all over the continent. His new group show, inspired by … Continued

Plugged In

Readers are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify these listings. To get your musical act listed, send email to with PLUGGED IN in the subject line. The deadline is FRIDAY at NOON the week before the show happens. We do not accept listings via social networking sites. Wed OCT 30 Air Devils Inn: … Continued

Beyond Thunderdome

As the tunnel lights kick on, everything underneath starts to take on a yellow tone. Right now that includes six dudes on bicycles holding mallets, some orange cones and a tiny bat that either hasn’t noticed the sun’s gone down or is too interested in what’s about to go down to fly away. Three of … Continued

Video TapeWorm

THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS: LOVELACE 2013; $16.98-$29.98; R If you’re tuning in to see Amanda Seyfried suck dick, you’ll be disappointed (it’s a popsicle), but she does show plenty of skin in this look at poor choices, organized crime, sexual abuse and human trafficking in the early ’70s porn industry. She plays the titular actress, … Continued


<ART> Friday, Nov. 1 Patrick Jilbert WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. Free; 5 p.m. Patrick Jilbert is a visual artist, but he’s also a street rat prankster visionary who knows a lot more about some different stuff than you do. The self-taught painter and illustrator is influenced by a chain of up-to-the-minute influences … Continued

Advice: Savage Love

Q: Two years ago, I found a letter in my sister’s car informing her that the blood she gave during a charity blood drive had tested positive for HIV. I didn’t say anything to her at the time, because it was a really bad time, I wasn’t supposed to find out, and I didn’t know … Continued

Inbox — Oct. 30, 2013

Free Beer? Dear Bar Belle, I’m the drummer for the Wednesday open-mic nights at Mulligans. I’ve always loved your column, but “Big Dickade” was my favorite. I learned so much and laughed so hard. Come out to Mulligans some Wednesday, and I’ll buy you a drink or two. Tom Murray, Georgetown, Ind. Editor’s Note: Deal! … Continued

Taste Bud: Wings that haunt me

Nashville isn’t far away, yet it’s not close enough for me. Why? Because while there on a weekend getaway recently, I found my wings. The wings. And now I won’t be able to enjoy them again for — well, as long as it takes me to get back to Nashville. There’s a back story here: … Continued

Locavore Lore: Pimpin’ the pumpkin

Ah, October. The air is crisp, the leaves are bright and everything — seriously, everything — is pumpkin flavored. Beer, coffee, muffins, pie, gum, pasta, pizza — we’ve even heard tell of pumpkin spice-flavored Pringles. You’ve heard the rants before; hell, even we here at LEO have joined in the pumpkin bashing on occasion. But … Continued

Industry Standard: Insider info for those who dine out

Foodies are constantly on the prowl for inspiration, often from the Internet. I have a friend whose disorganized “food bookmarks” folder on her computer is at least a thousand entries long. To qualify for inclusion in the folder, a recipe needs little more than a stunning photograph attached, or even just a title that “sounds … Continued

Culture: An exorcist in River City

Bishop James Long is a man of God. A man of deep faith. He is also an exorcist. Yes, you read that right — a real life exorcist. His branch of Catholicism (The United States Old Catholic Church), due to some practices, has been controversial and often contentious to the Vatican loyal, but it seemingly … Continued

Book: Haunted history for a high-quality Halloween

‘Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories’ By Ray Russell. Penguin Classics; 272 pgs., $22. ‘Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism’ By Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden. St. Martin’s Griffin; 168 pgs., $14.99. It’s Halloween season, and you can’t swing a black cat at a bookstore or library without hitting a zombie story. But if you’ve hit the … Continued

Art: Through the looking glass

Admittedly, when it comes to art exhibitions with children as their target audience, glass is not the medium that first comes to mind. The “Bookworms” exhibition at Flame Run aims to challenge that precedent and provide the opportunity for children not only to become enthusiastic about glass art and glass art making, but also to … Continued


Julie of the Wolves know exactly what they’re doing. With their debut album, Create/Destroy, they prove their competence and then some by creating energetic indie rock that somehow manages to sound simultaneously tensely coiled and comfortably relaxed. This illusion is predicated on the skill of the performers in seamless shifts between loud and quiet, pensive … Continued

Let’s Be Still

The sunny days are waning and the cold, harsh winter approaches. But upon pressing play on Let’s Be Still, a warmth spreads through the blood. Something familiar and beautiful ruminates from these songs. A mixture of heartfelt balladry (“Josh McBride,” “These Days are Numbered”), Americana-flavored pop (“Shake,” the catchy first single) and the slow-building pieces … Continued


American-Chilean laptop wizard Nicolas Jaar was 21 when he released his enthusiastically received, shockingly mature debut full-length, Space Is Only Noise, by which time he had started his independent electronic label, Clown & Sunset. Now 23 and teamed with guitarist Dave Harrington to record Psychic under the moniker Darkside, the maturity exhibited by Space has … Continued


Califone has done this before: The frequently brilliant avant-roots collective has sold a platter of undercooked ideas and called it an album. Stitches’ rehash of everything the band does well isn’t a panic alarm, because they usually follow up these weak efforts with genius. Stitches, the band’s seventh full-length, offers all the dusty, roughshod pieces … Continued