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LEO Weekly: Reviewing “Gourmet Man Food” at Louder Than Life 2016

Originally published October 4, 2016. Louder Than Life celebrated three years at the triumphantly-titled Champions Park this weekend — a festival that brings in both an economic impact of $13 million and a 5,000-percent increase in used Monster Energy cans to the city. And it conveys its value proposition right in its logo: music, whiskey and gourmet man food. Gourmet. Man. Food. Last …

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Tomas Young’s War on War

Art by Shepard Fairey Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, gaunt and bed-bound in hospice care, was managing his pain and health with a menagerie of high-octane painkillers and antibiotics, including medical marijuana dispensed from a vaporizer. He spent his days in a darkened apartment, with his wife, in Portland, Oregon, knowing his time would be up soon. He had already …

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LEO Weekly Nightlife Issue 2017

Outside media, and God love ‘em for at least trying to cover our quirky city, tend to be deeply uncreative in their Louisville to-do lists. It’s not entirely their fault. In the interest of meeting deadlines, they probably just consult the hotel concierge and lo, enjoy these 20 different articles about Garage Bar. So welcome to Louisville during Derby! Do …

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LEO Weekly: I created a fake restaurant

Read the original piece. When a storefront popped up on the market recently in the rapidly-developing Germantown neighborhood, St. Matthews-based entrepreneur Jack Dunaway knew he had to seize the opportunity. Though he spends his work day as owner of the boutique wealth management firm Dunaway Trust, following in his father’s footsteps, dining is his true passion. “I love dining out …

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The Outline: From east of the Rockies to beyond the fringe

How Art Bell and ‘Coast to Coast AM’ turned conspiracy radio into a theater of the mind. Read on The Outline. The first time I heard Art Bell’s radio show Coast to Coast AM, I was a teenager staying at my grandmother’s house. She used to leave an AM radio on at night, and, prowling the kitchen late one evening as …

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Consequence of Sound: Forecastle 2015 Recaps

On the opening night of this year’s Forecastle Festival, a severe thunderstorm swept through Louisville, Kentucky, causing Sam Smith to cut his headlining set short and the entire festival crowd to be evacuated from the grounds. The other two days of the festival was greeted with near 100 degree heat that had festival attendees melting away. While I’ll never forget the erratic weather, …

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The Quantified Diet

Originally published on the Bai Blog. Just as the connected home syncs all of our necessary and leisure devices together to our own personal harmonies, the quantified self movement helps keep tabs on all of behavior – from measuring our finances and sleep patterns to exercise regiments and eating habits. Per the latter, a number of hardware innovations like Garmin’s …

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Postmates

In the interest of allowing the subject to speak freely, let’s call my friend Adam. As in “you don’t know him from Adam.” The old idiom. You know it, right? So Adam is an accomplished local musician. And as the United States unmistakably values its arts, he is able to earn a fair and living wage. At least as far …

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A Day of Anti-Abortion Propaganda and Counter-Protests at Jefferson Square

“You got video on that thing?” a middle-aged man in a gray T-shirt asked assertively, as he approached me between a bouquet of party balloons blocking the street view of large sign comparing abortion to Pearl Harbor. “I wanted to make sure I tell you about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your salvation — so you’re …