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...
September 20, 2012 - 3:42pm
Author D. Laurence Rogers presents the unknown hero of anti-slavery at The Filso
Uncover the revolutionary life of Kentucky’s own James Gillespie Birney, the nation’s first anti-slavery presidential candidate, as author D. Laurence Rogers presents his new book ‘Apostles of Equality’ at The Filson Historical Society Tuesday, September 25th, at 12pm.
Ahh…the change of sweeter air.  We have been feasting on a tremendous spread of glorious weather as the transition into the Autumn-time inches closer.  The suffocating stranglehold of summer humidity has gracefully loosened into the effervescent tides of cool, rich air and soft...