November 28, 2012 - 2:13pm
Rediscover Lincoln through his childhood with the The Filson at Jeffersonville C
Keith Erekson, the author of ‘Everybody’s History: Indiana’s Lincoln and the Quest to Reclaim a President’s Past’, will present on the little known early years of our country’s greatest president. Rediscover Lincoln with The Filson Historical Society at the Jeffersonville Carnegie Library tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, at noon.
I feel I would be remiss to cheapen Lincoln with gimmicks.  What kind of ridiculous metaphor or pointless rumination can I use to make a slapdash word-painting that only loosely ties into perhaps mildly-serious literary subject matter? There are good contenders today, folks.  Oh,...
November 20, 2012 - 10:30am
Spielberg takes on 'Lincoln' in his new biopic
Does 'Lincoln' live up to all its early Oscar hype?
It isn't the first time this year our 16th president has received the cinematic treatment. Back in June, Lincoln was given the great honor of being portrayed as a slayer of the bloodsucking undead – although all those involved in the creation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter were sadly...
June 25, 2012 - 10:03am
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' - a film in review [Movies]
Lincoln takes on the undead in this alternate view of history. It aims to be more thrilling and exciting than the true story of one of our nation's greatest presidents. But does it succeed?
If you were to get in a car and drive southeast for about three hours, you'd arrive at a magical place: the birthplace of one of our nation's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln. He came into this world in a log cabin in 1809, and grew up to become the 16th president of the United States,...
February 14, 2012 - 11:15am
Sweet Stanzas: Sarabande Books honors Flo Gault Student Poetry Prize winners at
Rising poetic talents from colleges throughout the state were honored this past Sunday with a round of prize money, applause and – of course – pie at Sarabande Books’ 2012 Pie Party.
There are few things in this mortal life that rival the richness of the written word.  The elegant draping of stanza and meter, the quiet metaphor, the linguistic aplomb of syllables, the mouth feel of a particularly decadent alliteration.  We can wax poetic about the poetic poetry of...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
The state's official song deconstructed and revealed.
I coordinated a wedding last weekend at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown. The wedding was held there specifically because the groom is a civil war re-enactor and has a bit of an infatuation for Abraham Lincoln. Being from New York, I had never been to My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The first...