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...

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...
What We Talk About When We Talk About Postmates

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...
LEO Weekly: What National Media Miss About the Dining Scene

LEO Weekly: What National Media Miss About the Dining Scene

You might get lucky if someone exclaims “Oh, Muhammad Ali!” But chances are, go anywhere in the world, mention you live in Louisville and expect the requisite: “Hey, KFC!” Which is not totally unfair — the immediate sight I beheld exiting a Tube stop during my first...
Stairway to Seven – Your Boy Goes to the Derby

Stairway to Seven – Your Boy Goes to the Derby

Originally appearing May 8, 2017 at LEO Weekly. The middle of Race 10, a little over two hours before the day’s marquee event, is approximately the time I realized I might’ve made an error in judgement — not an uncommon feeling with regard to the Derby. A heaping...