In memoriam: Stanley E. Robison (1954-2021)

Stanley E. Robison died earlier this week. Stan possessed a wickedly sharp intellect, but wasn't by any stretch a "know it all." Fellow attorney...

The River Heritage Conservancy offers the case for Silver Creek low head dam removal

In a moment, the case for removing the Providence Mill low head dam on Silver Creek, courtesy of the River Heritage Conservancy. But first, a...

NAHA evicted my friend from his longtime home. What can be done to help...

Riverview Tower is a 16-story New Albany Housing Authority (NAHA) building dating to the early 1970s. Depopulation has been underway for a while, and...

The cars hiss by my window (and rev, snort, shift, fart and scream)

Every day on Spring Street in Nawbany, drivers race from one end of my city to the other, concerned only with their own pass-through convenience,...

Learn more about Käthe Kollwitz and her powerful visual legacy

 Käthe Kollwitz is an artist we should know and celebrate. Controversy is the least of the reasons why, although it's something I appreciate. Why Käthe...

Our weekly editorial meme: “To the dimmer go the spoils”

Well, you KNOW the way they've always been. Vultures hunt by instinct, not college degrees.

ON THE AVENUES: Mourning in America

There are no hard and fast rules about mourning in America. In the beginning, we inherited primarily English customs, as embraced, modified and eventually...

NAHA? Four years later, the questions remain unasked and unanswered

At the Jeffersonville News and Tribune, there is an article: "New Albany Housing Authority moving forward with $27 million in renovations," by Daniel Suddeath. City...

“Almost half of all car trips in U.S. cities are three miles long or...

Just following up on that point I was making about the way an actual New Albany bicycling network inside the beltway, the rudiments of...

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Dr. Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse, now pouring at Common Haus

Dr. Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse currently is pouring at Common Haus Hall. In late May of 1989, I flew into West Berlin for three...

The famous mishap in Madrid, November, 1989

This column from "On the Avenues" originally was published at NA Confidential on November 14, 2019. Kindly note that nothing came of my plan...

From 2017: “When it comes to beer, less might yet be more”

This column was written in 2017. Pints&union came along in 2018, and Common Haus Hall in 2022. At both these establishments, owned by Joe...