Raised Relief

Art’s not dead, it’s just asleep

I’m hard pressed to say anything terribly insightful or helpful about: the economy, the state of the record industry, the ever shifting but hopefully not evaporating options for the creative

Guest Commentary

Pollution agency responds

As a Louisville native and nearly lifelong resident of this community, I take my position as executive director of the Metro Air Pollution Control District personally.

Summary of My Discontent

Next up: the sacrifice speech

My fellow Americans, during my campaign I called for a new era of personal responsibility.

Yep, I’m Gay

The virgin lobbyist

Last Wednesday I found myself standing in a line, in front of a state representative, waiting for my turn to tell him in two sentences why I, being a lesbian, was a decent enough human to ado


Endless vocation

What are a few days of school? It’s not like you’re going to miss anything. 

Keeping Up with the Jones

A presidential press conference for Black History Month

Wolf Blitzer: Good morning, this is Wolf Blitzer. President Barack Obama has called an unexpected Black History Month press conference to, in his words, “Comm

Raised Relief


On a long stretch of road in southern Indiana a few years ago I happened upon the mangled form of a hawk that had been struck by something large.

Summary of My Discontent

Going post-postal

Now that America’s appliances are out on the front porch and the car is up on cinderblocks, it’s becoming routine for our most cherished institutions to call in sick and spend the

Yep, I’m Gay

Fairness, phase one

I have relatively few pet peeves. I’m just that great.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Kiss on my list

Valentine’s Day is the worst holiday ever foisted upon the natural human (except maybe Christmas).