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Interviewing now for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Ace MultiMedia Internships. Must Love Memes. Must Love GIFs. Budding Art Directors, Writers, Editors, Web Editors, WebSite Producers, App Developers encouraged to apply. Media, Social Media, New Media tracks. Enrolled in…Web, Graphic Design, English, Journalism, Library Science?
reviews at a later date when they’re at full speed. Chef Johnny Shipley’s Korean Pancake Pop Up was one of the best bites of food in #LexingtonKy in 2012. His Porchetta at County Club is one of the best bites of meat in this city in 2013.
It was a GLORIOUS morning at Farmers’ Market. High points: the pink lillies, Jacob’s omelets and hot chocolate, and Russell (at Proper Plants) had the cutting celery plants and his famous tomato hanging baskets. (He has the best tomato plants in town.)
County Club (now open on Jefferson) hosted a preview of the space on Monday night benefiting the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.
Click for preview coverage from Monday evening.
Eva Mendes quickly surfaces as a fling (“Eva Mendes’s nipples” might be up for a supporting actress Oscar, so ardently do they strain and arch through her threadbare tanktops, they are a character unto themselves.) But Luke’s a roadie, no one can settle him down.
Read full review here.
DON’T CALL IT A MEMOIR!
Richard Hell remembers his Lexington childhood in his new autobiography.
“In 1956, when I was six and we lived on Rose Street by the university, my father bought a cream and green 1953 Kaiser, which he drove to work every morning a mile down a street that ran between the big UK basketball arena and its football stadium…”
Click to read an excerpt.
Ace Daily Photo 3.31. 2013. Happy Easter.
New on DVD: The Sessions
Much has been made of the “bravery” of Helen Hunt’s nudity, but she has a lovely body, for a woman her age or any other; she isn’t curing cancer or racing into a burning building. She has said herself she isn’t fearlessly nude at all, she’s fearfully nude. It’s just what the role demanded.
So, “What happens next? After poetry and sex?” the characters ask.
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photo by Tracy Hawkins.
In 1999, Walker was Ace’s “This Year’s Model,” a model citizen making a difference in Lexington. The introduction read:
“Frank X Walker has been in on the inception of so many Lexington cultural institutions, grassroots efforts, and community mainstays that it’s easy to lose track of his many contributions over the past decades.”
He responded by deflecting credit:
“I was kind of like a farmer. There are a lot of things that I was a part of at the genesis. I’m not claiming to be a catalyst… every time something is being born, I seem to be around… like a midwife.”
Click to read full story, and Ace archives by and about Frank X Walker.
Kentucky native Jennifer Lawrence wins Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
Click for text of her acceptance speech, red carpet video, etc.
Celebrating Pie Day?
Too cynical? Oh, Pie Day was great until everyone commercialized it?
You’re still going to need the world’s greatest apple pie recipe, and we’re sharing Pie Lady Beth Howard’s Lust in a Crust (she’s the author of Making Piece: a memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie… which is kinda like Eat, Pray, Love, but with pie.)
Mama opens with news coming over the car radio about the epic financial panic going on, and soon one of the disaster’s apparent architects rushes into his house to retrieve his daughters and make an escape (don’t get too attached; this movie’s not called Daddy). Even if we weren’t hearing the details over the radio (he murdered his estranged wife etc), we would know in movie shorthand that he is not a good guy because he drags the kids out of the house and leaves their mystified little weiner dog behind. (Wife-killing is one thing, but who abandons the family dog?)
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