Expanded “Flea Off Market” Is Saturday

A new Louisville flea market is expanding. Last month’s inaugural Flea Off Market in the alley by Market and Shelby streets drew an estimated 1,000 visitors and 40 vendors. That was enough to warrant an expansion. “It’s monthly now but we hope for it to be something weekly,” says organizer Courtenay Kunnecke. “We had huge success […]

Novelty Twitter Accounts Surge During Bridge Closure

The Sherman Minton Bridge closure has spawned a number of novelty Twitter accounts, including two for the bridge itself. Jason Oberhausen is behind one of them, @smintonbridge64 (the others are @shermintbridge and @ucantcrossme). He says this is his first novelty account, and he hopes it adds levity to a serious event. “It’s only traffic, right? So […]

Seventh Annual Louisville Zombie Attack Hits Bardstown Road Tonight

Tonight thousands of the undead will walk down Bardstown Road, participating in the seventh annual Louisville Zombie Attack. The Attack, which begins at 8:29 PM at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road, started as a birthday gathering for John King and Lyndi Curtis, who now organize the event. Participants in the Attack will walk […]

An Interview With A Prairie Home Companion’s Sound Effects Artist Fred Newman

Sound effects artist Fred Newman is an integral part of A Prairie Home Companion. In this interview, Fred talks about his roots, including the sounds that made him want to make sounds for a living. Fred also describes his first show with Garrison Keillor and how he used his own unique mouth sounds to get […]

The Tea Party Goes to Late Night: Rand Paul Meets Letterman

Paul was promoting his new book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” Letterman asked the Senator about the Tea Party platform, and the conversation centered largely around tax cuts for wealthy Americans. It started with Letterman making a joke about Paul’s decision to wear jeans with a tie and blazer and ended with a brief discussion of education funding and the protests in Wisconsin. You can watch the whole clip online.