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Damon and Blunt vs. the ‘Adjustment Bureau’

It could’ve been tinkered with a little…   Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Nolfi. Based on the story “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick.   Who’da thunk that a Philip K. Dick could churn out a love story? Huh.   When we last left PKD-Land, Hollywood had a string of hits (and maybe some misses) based on the science fiction authors’ work just in the past decade alone. There was the mind-control drug of the future in “A Scanner Darkly,” with Woody Harrelson, Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder. “Next” had Nicolas Cage…


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The TV Madness is New

With the new broadcasting plan for the NCAA Tournament, viewers who don’t go to sports bars may have a tough time finding their favorite team.  And for WLKY-TV, the local station that traditionally boasts the best ratings in the nation for the tournament, the new arrangement could really hurt its numbers. That’s because WLKY has no say in what game CBS execs in New York choose. The network gets first choice, and WLKY has lucked out today because it has the Kentucky game. But U of L’s game with Morehead is on TBS (too bad for you non-cable subscribers). And…


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Healthcare Providers & Healthcare Companies Take Major Reimbursement Cuts in Medicaid

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Below are the NEW reimbursement rates set for Medicaid patients across Kentucky. The rates are already extremely low, but many health care businesses and physicians across the state will be forced to take an additional 35% reduction for their reimbursements.  In some cases, health care providers may decide to no longer see Medicaid patients due to the low reimbursement rates because they cannot afford the extra dollar burden on their practices, they may restrict the number of Medicaid patients they care for, or they may have to simply lay off workers to cope with…


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Elemeno Pea, PDQ!

The other night, I went to Actor’s and saw Elemeno Pea.  It’s on the slate of the Humana Festival of New American Plays and runs through April 3. The setting is a minimalist guesthouse on Martha’s Vineyard and as a frequenter to the Vineyard, I was delighted with Michael B. Raiford’s set design and how right everything felt right down to the Nantucket Reds and the Black Dog gift basket sent by the wealthy estates owners.  The backdrop of a beautiful sky off the back balcony made me rush home to double-check my pictures to confirm my memories. The set…


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TARC Driver Gets Up Early to Pedal His Way to Downtown Louisville

Hugh is a TARC driver. His work day starts at 5:45. He likes the bike-on-board racks on the front of all the TARC coaches as much as I do. “I use them in the evening because I’m not much of an evening-traffic rider. I ride in the morning for the exercise and to save gas. And when I get off in the evening I usually put my bike on the TARC and TARC back home.”


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Louisville to Houston in the Madness

Hoops Hysteria is here. For three weekends in March, the entirety of our community will be sneaking in peeks at the scores at the office. Husbands will beg their wives to eat in the TV room. Laptops everywhere will be streaming March Madness On Demand, and a college kid will skip out on beach time in 80-degree weather to catch a couple games. There is nothing like March Madness. Louisville has a tough draw in the first round. The Thursday match-up with Morehead State is no cupcake. The Eagles have a strong defense and Kenneth Faried, the most prolific rebounder…


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Department of Disgust

Anybody else disgusted with . . . seeing government money wasted and abused? Today’s front page of the C-J reveals that the Neighborhoods Department fiasco of last year was actually much worse than anyone expected, with thousands of taxpayer dollars wasted on event production for activities that shouldn’t be even undertaken by the city. I don’t know what aspect of the story is more disgusting. Maybe it was the fact that former Neighborhoods Director and Jerry Abramson pal Melissa Mershon hired her nephew’s New York company to produce a logo for $16K. Maybe it was that the just-released police investigation…


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How to deal with wedding-related stress.

I’ve read multiple books on weddings over the past few months, and that’s not just to ensure I meet my 2011 GoodReads challenge, although it’s helping with that goal tremendously. There are thousands of books about weddings. We’ve thumbed through coffee-table books by famous wedding planners. We’ve read countless books about the planning process, each of which tells us how far behind we are. Mostly, however, I’ve been focusing on books about eco-friendly weddings and budget weddings. As you know, it’s not easy to combine the two, but if we had to describe our wedding in two words, those would…



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Flash Mob News: Joe Reagan Dances

The good folks at GLI were a little worried yesterday when I posted news that a flash mob was being organized for a big Louisville event. They wanted to keep things secret, and my post could have tipped off some folks that the big event was the GLI annual meeting at the KFC Yum! Center.  But by the looks of people in the crowd in this video, I think there was plenty of shock value. Emily Carroll, who organized the whole thing, told me yesterday that about 175 people were involved, but did not tip me off that GLI boss…