Probing ‘the Lifestyle’ - Conference at Bellarmine shines an academic light on a sexual taboo: swinging

Dr. Curtis R. Bergstrand: Photo by Claudia OleaThis weekend, Bellarmine University plays host to an academic conference that may raise a few eyebrows. The topic is swinging, and while it may elicit a giggle from the average person, organizers believe the topic is important because research into this particular activity has historically been lacking.

Rumor & Innuendo

The kid grew up way back when football was nice. Hoops had its moments in Kentuckiana. But baseball, sweet game o’ nines, was the deal. Truly the national pastime. And national passion.

Dining Guide 2006 - Soup's On!

If the relative coolness of a city is measured by its restaurants, then Louisville is a great place, indeed. For whatever reason, we’re blessed with a dining scene that is broad and deep and independent, and a fine reflection of our city’s creativity. Which brings us to LEO’s annual Dining Guide, a true labor of love and, we hope, a public service. Keep it handy and peruse it every once in a while. You might be pleasantly surprised by what it can tell you. —Cary Stemle, editor

Dining Guide 2006 - LEO’s Top 10’s

Top 10 Fine Dining (listed alphabetically)1)  211 Clover Lane2)  610 Magnolia3)  Asiatique4)  Equus5)  Le Relais6)  Limestone

Dining Guide 2006 - At your service ...A day in the life of a Louisville waitress

Deborah Deletti-Renier: has worked in food service for a decade and now serves at Volare Italian Restaurant on Frankfort Avenue. LEO asked dining critic Robin Garr to follow her around for an entire 5-11 p.m. by Robin Garr“Can I get you started with something to drink? This is Wine Down Tuesday at Volare, all our wines are half-price — and if you can’t finish it, you can take it home.”

City Strobe: No smoking in Louisville …

Here is a list of the places you can no longer smoke in Louisville as of July 1, 2007: everywhere that’s inside. Here is a list of where you can smoke inside: Churchill Downs and tobacco manufacturers.

The Stink Eye: Part of the Story

There is an ethos in journalism that says reporters and the publications for which they report should never become part of a story. Of course, that was shattered by a handful of intrepid and adored journalists over the years — Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese back when — and also by some major issues of late, like Judith Miller’s jailing for refusing to reveal a source and the response of her paper, The New York Times.

Dining Guide 2006 - Chefs’ Challenge

Chef Challenge: photo by Ross GordonFor LEO’s 2006 Dining Issue, we issued a dare to a handful of local chefs. The charge was simple: figure out a unique dish (or dishes) they could prepare that incorporates the following ingredients: Cheez Whiz, persimmons, chipped beef and cassava (or manioc, which is known as yucca in Spanish).

Dining Guide 2006

Price Range: $ = $10 or less; $$ = $20 or less; $$$ = $30 or less; $$$$ = more than $30. (Per person for a meal without tip or tax.)Capsule Reviews: Restaurants marked with the special LEO “O” were reviewed in these pages throughout the past year and include short summaries of those reviews. They include one of two rating systems — one is a 100-point scale (ex.: 75/100), the other is a five-grade rating system (ex.: 3/5).

Dining Guide 2006 - No-WBRO dining: Dining out is a challenge for the gluten-intolerant

I never thought of gluten-intolerance until my young niece was diagnosed with celiac disease a couple years ago. Since then, as is so often the case when something new enters your world, I’ve learned quite a bit about the hereditary autoimmune disorder that affects about 1 in 133 U.S. citizens, whether or not they realize it. And many don’t.