Sep 142011

September 11 kickoff at Green Lantern

By Sunny Montgomery

The summer may be winding down but do not fret, my friends.  We still have plenty to anticipate.  The 32nd annual Kentucky’s Women Writers Conference (KWWC) officially kicks off on Sunday, September 11at the Green Lantern with the Wild Women of Poetry, featuring raucous women writers from across Kentucky, music by Karly Dawn Higgins and, of course, bourbon.  The ensuing week long literary celebration will be comprised of a multitude of free events leading up to the weekend conference hosted at the Carnegie Center of Literacy & Learning. Continue reading »

Jul 132011

Disappointing adaptation scores low on Tufnel scale

By Kevin Martinez

Yeah, it’s yet another comic book movie. But, unlike all the other entries this summer, this one is from DC Comics. And it’s not a Batman or Superman movie. Finally, Warner Brothers has decided to dip into the stable of characters that they own and pull out something new.

I’m a big fan of Green Lantern. I have to admit that it comes from being a kid and discovering the Justice League comics. I knew Superman and Batman, but when I found that they teamed up with guys like the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman, suddenly comics became much cooler to my young mind. Green Lantern always looked very elegant—his costume didn’t have a clumsy looking cape. Then you discover that he’s one of many Green Lanterns who are part of an intergalactic police force guided by small blue men in red robes. Continue reading »

Mar 022011

Harry and the Green Lantern

Text and Image by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova

Text and Image by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova


A Transy graduate, Harry agreed to sit on the old chair even before he knew that we teach at Transy. He wanted us to feel welcome in his bar, the Green Lantern, and he listened to us telling him about our artwork with a smile on his face. When he found out our connection to Transy, he showed us the back room of the bar: a place he would like used for community events.

Image and text by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova. The Discarded project is on display at Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery, 527 East Third Street (just past the intersection of Race and Third). The gallery is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-4 P.M.

Oct 272010

A reaction to the 10/12 Screening at the Green Lantern

By Bill Widener

A smear, a warble, a robotic “RECORD” in the corner, and there’s a blurry figure in the background, hunching a trash curbie like an arthritic mutt. Some coot with a mug like a mummy takes a sprig of leaves and, almost tenderly, begins to fellate it. A boney old broad in a brassy, ratty wig thrusts her pelvis into another garbage can. It’s too freakish to be real, but look: the tape jumps artlessly from cut to cut and the machine demands “TRACK”. There’s no obvious narrative: things just happen, idiotic and appalling things, and danged if she don’t sound just like Aunt Gossie who had the pill problem.

Lucy Jones

Trash Humpers actor Chris Crofton does stand-up comedy before the Lexington Film League screening of Harmony Korine's latest.

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Jun 232010

Wednesday, July 7

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

The Green Lantern 497 W. Third St. $5. Doors @ 9:00 P.M. 21+

Getting tagged as Americana, or anything for that matter, can be so limiting. People love to compartmentalize with their Sirius stations and Pandora paths. So, if you are an Americana band, I guess you have songwriting upfront with some elements of country-tinged instrumentation or twang in the delivery? Continue reading »

Apr 222010

Shows at Green Lantern and the Hive

By Danny Mayer

In a couple of weeks, Lexington will lose a vital component of its peace and justice community when Jerry Moody relocates north to Canada.

Moody, a social activist and rabble-rouser since his high school days in Ohio during the late Sixties, has been a tireless campaigner, organizer and contributor to a number of social justice causes since his arrival in Lexington two decades ago. He’s worked for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth fighting against big business coal practices and nefarious anti-felon voting laws; he helped start the now-defunct New Morning World Coffee House on Euclid Ave to provide a space for activists to gather to protest the first Iraq War, and has continued to organize protests against the most recent wars in the Middle East; he’s been active in the Central Kentucky Council for Peace; he’s worked to create a free university for the community; he’s advocated for Hispanic outreach groups, re-introduced CentrePointe to live guerilla theatre, and campaigned for local and national politicians. And he’s done all this while playing drums for peace and guitar for fun. Continue reading »