Forecastle Day One: The Music Recap -
The first day of Forecastle proved that it’s one of the biggest and best music festivals in the country.
Interview with Lulu, a Forecastle Mermaid -
Catching up with Lulu, a mermaid posed on the edge of a bathtub in The Bourbon Lodge, to ask about her weekend at Forecastle
31 Day of Louisville Love: The Back Door -
The Back Door is a windowless dive bar in a strip mall. I love it.
It’s a strange place and a required stop for our out-of-town visitors (well, not my parents). It’s open until 4 a.m., though I’ve only made it to 3:30. They have strong, cheap drinks — there’s always a $2.75 special — and good…
Favorite place in #Louisville. Delicious pizza & $2 PBR. #Spinellis
Some much goodness inside. #louisville #mecca (at Mark’s Feed Store)
This is on the otherwise unremarkably-decorated Siberian tiger exhibit at the Louisville Zoo.
Fear and Loathing in the ‘Ville
Hunter Thompson’s barbed 1970 assault on the Kentucky Derby—the holiest of events in Louisville—heralded a new journalistic approach. Dubbed Gonzo journalism, it featured a frenzied first person narrative teetering between fact and fiction. Although the Derby article did little to endear Thompson to residents of his home town, the friction wasn’t new. Thompson’s youthful antics in the genteel Cherokee Hills neighborhood included shooting off guns in his bedroom and painting the gates of hell on the family’s living room floor. Although he was a member of his school’s prestigious Athenaeum Literary Association, he dropped out of high school after an arrest for abetting a robbery. Thompson joined the air force and left the ‘Ville for good. For years, the city barely acknowledged their prodigal son but recently the tide has begun to turn. Louisville’s annual Gonzo Fest celebrates the lasting contributions Thompson has made to literary culture.
Bristol Bar and Grille, site of the 2014 GonzoFest
1321 Bardstown Road
Got a first look yesterday of Copper & Kings; a brandy distillery in Louisville Kentucky opening soon!! Be sure to check them out!
Get Ready to Shine for a Local Cause at Glow Go 5k -
Get ready to “Glow So Hard” at Glow Go 5k illuminated by Sun Tan City and Planet Fitness, benefiting RaiseRED.