Culture

Posters: Defender Films/Bleecker Street

On Thursday's Sounds Good, John Null caught up with Maiden Alley Cinema's John Holt to discuss a couple movies with some common themes coming to Paducah's arthouse theater in the next two weeks. The New Zealand-set comic adventure Hunt for the Wilderpeople and drama Captain Fantastic both feature characters that head into the wild, for different reasons.

In 1977, Deborah Barsel, a bored assistant registrar at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y., decided to try a fun side project. She would create a cookbook made up of recipes and images from famous photographers of the day. She sent letters to various artists and put an ad in the museum's magazine asking for submissions. In return, she received 120 photos, recipes and even a postcard from urban photographer John Gossage saying simply: "I eat out."

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When the multi-use walkway on the new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge opens, pedestrians or cyclists will notice a series of etchings cut into the galvanized steel guardrail.

Murray Main Street, via Facebook

A website aimed at “transforming the way people make big life decisions” has ranked Calloway County as the 2nd best county to live in in Kentucky.

Congress is in the midst of a review of the copyright laws to make sure they're up to date. Some of the recording industry's biggest stars, among them Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Paul McCartney, recently signed a letter urging lawmakers to make reforms.

The Living Room

These darlings of the Paducah music scene bring their unique sound to WKMS' Studio B for the next Sounds Good Live Lunch, Friday, August 12th at noon.  You can tune in live on your radio, stream us online, or watch a live video stream here!

Amazon Studios and IFC Films/The 48 Hour Film Project

In the next two weeks, Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is featuring Todd Solondz's comedy Wiener-Dog, about a dachsund and its many dysfunctional owners. Plus, MAC hosts aspiring filmmakers for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. John Null caught up with MAC's John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

Sesame Street has been a constant presence in children's entertainment for nearly 50 years. In addition to Big Bird and Elmo and Oscar the Grouch, the program also has human characters who ground the show, teaching the muppets big life lessons and helping them on their zany adventures. But over the past few weeks, there have been some issues with the grown-ups of Sesame Street.

Meet the Couple Behind ‘Kentuckymojis’

Aug 2, 2016
Kentuckymoji, via WFPL

Evan and Claire Purmort came up with the idea for their mobile app in the most Kentucky way possible: Early last year the couple was at brunch, iPhones out, bemoaning the lack of a mint julep emoji.

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

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