August 21, 2014 - 9:32am
Civil War app highlights incredible story of Kentucky and Catholic Sister histor
This inspiring multi-media “E-book/app” is about a Kentucky orphan turned Catholic Sister who valiantly served her fellow man while caring for civil war soldiers. The haunting music, videos, pictures and plethora of trivia / facts embedded into the text for your interactive pleasure make this app a great way to be whisked away for an afternoon or a great addition to any educational curriculum. It’s a great (and at times chilling) read for lovers of history, valor, drama, women’s studies, and true-life stories; this creation is a valuable contribution to efforts in commemorating the many forgotten acts of bravery and selflessness shown time and time again by Sisters during times of peril. Despite how much they have contributed to the world, there are not enough stories in women’s history to reflect their true effect on those around them and those that come after them. Davis Studios has done a wonderful job in pulling together an impressive amount of information and presenting it in an engaging and entertaining documentary format . I look forward to more from them.
History is full of interesting and unique stories, and many historians find the civil war a particular time of interest.
August 16, 2013 - 8:00am
Three fast-food employees during a civil war must make decisions that affect their lives in Edgewise, which Theatre 502 will open tonight.
Three fast-food employees during a civil war must make decisions that affect their lives in Edgewise, which Theatre 502 will open tonight.
February 21, 2013 - 12:32pm
Historian Earl J. Hess brings ‘The Civil War in the West’ to The Filson
Forget cowboys – find out how the west was won for real. Join historian Earl J. Hess tonight, Thursday, February 21st, at 6pm as he discusses the logistics of the Civil War’s Western theater at The Filson Historical Society.
There should be an impressive mustache.  Something like an animal pelt there above the mouth.  Majestic.  Lush like a walrus. The mustache is the sidekick.  The amigo.  The drawn gun cocked and quivering above the lip.  It bristles like a werewolf when threatened....
January 12, 2013 - 8:41am
Review: The Whipping Man at Actors Theatre
You've never heard a Civil War story like this.
Sometimes a play is intended to keep an audience entertained. Sometimes a play is intended to make an audience think. The Whipping Man is intended to do both.And it does both.  Very. Very. Well. Caleb (Frankie J. Alvarez) is a young and wounded Confederate soldier returning to his...
October 17, 2012 - 3:57pm
In the days before the Civil War ended in 1865, a main track of the Underground Railroad ran through Louisville, where a substantial community of slaves who had won their freedom, along with sympathetic whites, helped Southern fugitives find Northern freedom.
 At dusk on a brutally hot September evening, I’m standing on the banks of the Ohio River at the point where 36th Street would run into the river, if not for the floodwall that separates this stretch of the Louisville Riverwalk from Portland. Cottonwoods tower overhead, some with...