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“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling
For the first time in Louisville, “Hamilton” brings an unparalleled performance of high energy and emotion at the Kentucky Center for the Arts
June 24, 2019

The buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is inescapable, but it was especially difficult to miss when it came to Louisville for the first time in June to the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The...

Winter is coming…this month

Winter is coming...this month
The final season of Game of Thrones is quickly approaching.
April 1, 2019

On April 14, the eighth and final — and much-anticipated — season of Game of Thrones (GOT) will air its first episode. GOT is a TV show on HBO, based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song...

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery’s Private Reserve Brandy

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery's Private Reserve Brandy
March 4, 2019

Brandy, a distillate of wine, faces unfair biases among consumers. For example, buyers see “apple” on the label of an apple brandy bottle and think the drink inside must taste like apples. But does...

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

Peter Farrelly accepts the Best Picture award for
A guide through the roller coaster of a night the Oscars put together this year.
February 26, 2019

Audiences look forward to the Oscars just about every year, even though there’s usually an infuriating win or two. Yet they usually have such a strong list of nominees that one can understand why so-and-so...

Let me cast my ballot

Let me cast my ballot
Why is it so hard to vote in America?
October 21, 2018

In every American politics class, it seems one particular question always comes up – is voting a right or a privilege? The answer, of course, is that it’s a right. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...

We are your citizens, too

We are your citizens, too
September 19, 2018

Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminal justice, was not able to reach her grandfather for three months after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. He was without power, water or food....

To beef his own

To beef his own
Getting to the bottom of America’s beef with Colin Kaepernick
September 17, 2018

What’s beef? Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace asked this same question in 1997. In 2018 though, beef seems to be more satisfying than ever. If we want to understand “beef” and its nature,...

My Major Problem

My Major Problem
What it’s like when no one seems to be fond of your major.
September 3, 2018

When you tell people about your major, you’ll get a wide range of responses. For me, some of them are good, but most of them are not. Here are some of the responses I come across regularly as an economics...

Speakeasy series goes off the beaten path

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Part Two: Taking an insider's glance at Hell or High Water and Mr. Lee's
April 24, 2018

Last time, I spoke of speakeasies that you can find in hotels around town — Pin + Proof, a fresh, new speakeasy located in the Omni, and the Rathskeller, located in the Seelbach which holds a ton of...

The Honest Scholarship Essay

The Honest Scholarship Essay
April 18, 2018

I write this essay with $14 to my name, a pantry full of ramen noodles and the blackest coffee with a splash of Bailey’s by my side. I haven’t slept in two days. I don’t know what I’m doing...

How to Successfully Thunder

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A Survival Guide for Thunder Over Louisville
April 15, 2018

The smell of funnel cake and Coors Lite fill the air, vibrations of aircrafts echo over the Ohio River and fireworks fill the sky after the sun sets. Life is good, you’re at Thunder Over Louisville....

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

An old-fashioned served at Pin + Proof.
Part One: An inside look at Pin + Proof, the Rathskeller and the Old Seelbach Bar
April 6, 2018

The year is 1922. I walk in a barber shop, knock a couple times on the wall — it opens. There’s a room with loud music, people dancing and drinking… Drinking? During the prohibition? What is this...

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