Issue November 27, 2012

Immovable force

Jeral Tidwell talks about the modifications he recently made to his blue Toyota FJ Cruiser with measured excitement, like a young boy recounting how he caught his first fish. Tidwell, 43, explains how he managed to build a steel toolbox into a previously useless space in the back, then says, “Come on, I’ll show you … Continued

Privacy in peril

If you’ve got a feeling that somebody’s watching you, the good news is that you’re not paranoid. Sting got it right: Every move you make, every vow you break, every smile you fake, increasingly, is being tracked. New Jersey drivers are prohibited from smiling for their license photos because the happy pretense reportedly confounds a … Continued

Advice: Savage Love

Q: I’m a straight man at that age where the general public still considers me young. Although I’ve attended many weddings, I have no interest in marrying or even being in a relationship. I’m not asexual. I’ve had and enjoyed sex. I just don’t feel the need to be with anyone. As long as I’ve … Continued


<MUSIC> Wednesday, Nov. 28 WFPK Winter Wednesdays Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. Free; 7:30 p.m. Considering the great success that WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday series has had this year and in summers past, it is no surprise that the radio station has now begun a winter version, starting in November and running through February, once … Continued

Inbox — Nov. 28, 2012

Big Bird Lives It turns out the president “did build that.” He was able to build a consensus that saved Big Bird. He built the firewall that held back the money-burning, fossil fuel super-PACs. The Koch brothers, the Karl Roves and the Dick Armeys were reminded that the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision does not … Continued

You ain’t a beauty, but hey you’re alright

Any self-respecting list detailing The Crucially Important Events of 1962 will include: the formation of The Rolling Stones, the opening session of Vatican II, the first appearance of Spiderman, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the births of Evander Holyfield and Jodie Foster. If you look somewhat further down the list you’ll also find an entry … Continued

Theater: Deconstructing Broadway

Seth Rudetsky is an actor, musician, writer and Broadway fanatic. He even has his own radio show about all things Broadway on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. And he’s not all talk. As a pianist, he’s performed in numerous Broadway productions, including “Ragtime” and “Les Miserables.” He brings his comedic “Big Fat Broadway Show” to town Saturday … Continued

Unfilled need

Stacked against the likes of San Francisco or New York City, Louisville prevails in housing affordability. And yet year after year, data shows a significant portion of the city’s population earn wages too low to afford a two-bedroom unit, meaning no more than 30 percent of their income goes toward housing and utilities. Two new … Continued

Video TapeWorm

THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD 2012; $19.98; PG-13 This ranks as one of the best movies we’ve ever seen. A young girl lives all but alone in a Louisiana bayou: in danger, yet perfectly in tune with the fragile, mystical web of life around her. Everything is connected and in harmony … Continued

The Taste Bud: Latin goodness in Middletown

I recently started a new day job in Middletown, and along with the fresh work environment, I am also enjoying another aspect of the change — a whole new group of local restaurants to hit up at lunchtime. Luckily for me, I happened across ZiaLaLa Café recently. This small, family-owned shop at 12220 Shelbyville Road … Continued

Cannibal Corpse kills

Torturing has reached a level No one’s ever seen Suffer for your life Rabid force extreme —From “Demented Aggression” Pioneering death-metal quintet Cannibal Corpse has accomplished much in its 24 years of existence — sold millions of records, been banned from playing Germany, made a cameo appearance in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” and recorded a … Continued

Dirty work

Oftentimes, the ability to succeed as a musician just feels like a lucky roll of the dice. If this is the case, someone needs to get roots-rock six-piece The Dirty Guv’nahs to Vegas, because 2012 has definitely been their year. The Knoxville band released their third and latest record, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies, this … Continued


Joking around An older, wiser, yet still harmonious A Lion Named Roar have released a new EP, Foreign Land, which they recorded over the past year. The pop-rock quintet celebrate with a show at Headliners on Dec. 7. LEO spoke with singer Chris Jackson and guitarist/singer Tyler Anderson. Chris Jackson: Our last album came out … 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 NOV 28 Air Devils … Continued

Locavore Lore: Boss hogs

With two snorting 700-pounders chasing him out of the pocket on a cool, clear Sunday, there was a moment there when Bob Hancock resembled a scurrying quarterback. The lean Hancock, who may feel more at home kneading a ball of dough at the Blue Dog Bakery, was easily dwarfed by these blitzing, porcine linesmen. He … Continued

Industry Standard: Insider info for those who dine out

Mr. Schnatter: Back in August, you told some of your shareholders that you’d need to increase the price of your pizza about 11 to 14 cents to “shallow out” the cost increases the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) would burden your business with. And when the cost of business increases, ultimately prices go up, right? I … Continued

Book: A tale of the turf, and other Kentucky stories

I was in the Infield at Churchill Downs on May 4, 1968, when Dancer’s Image won the Kentucky Derby. Picked him, bet him, and cashed for $92 on a $20 bet. But like 100,000 other fans at the track that day, I had no idea the Dancer’s Image Derby story was only just beginning. On … Continued

Art: Louisville skaters

If you went to high school with Joda Pyle, you are going to start running into to him again around town. He’s back from a decade on the West Coast, on a mission to promote skateboard culture in the River City. Founder of GOOMBY skateboard company, the 29-year-old entrepreneur is on an ambitious trajectory of … Continued