Elijah McKenzie

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Elijah has called Louisville his home since moving here in 2006. He earned a BA degree in Communication and Anthropology from the University of Louisville, and has since worked as a filmmaker, teacher, gardener, journalist, and graphic designer. His hobbies include not owning a car and camping. Follow him on the Twitter dot com at @hulloweliyah.
While Gormley, Classic Empire, and other top racehorses prepare for the 143rd Kentucky Derby this week, many locals are bracing for the tourist-fueled frenzy that has already saturated the city. Yes, the most exciting two minutes in sports is upon...
The Dirt Bowl is a true Louisville original: unique, storied, and driven by people who love their community. Prompted in part by the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dirt Bowl started in 1969 when an all-state...
It is like night and day once you cross over Ninth Street – you can see the difference in wealth, you can see the difference in investment than in other parts of the city, and you know that it...
(Editor’s Note: Preservation Month 2016 might be over, but we're continuing our Focus on Preservation series highlighting some of the most storied theaters of Louisville.) Rialto Theater 616 South Fourth Street Architect: Joseph & Joseph Architects Opened: May 12, 1921 Closed: July 30, 1968 Demolished: 1969 Built in...
(Editor’s Note: As part of Preservation Month 2016, Broken Sidewalk is highlighting some of the most storied theaters of Louisville in an ongoing Focus on Preservation series.) Royal Theater 1809 West Broadway (Map) Architect: Joseph & Joseph Architects Opened: 1911 Status: For Sale At the corner...
"You can have a space, and even though it's vacant at the time, it can still have a life. It's still part of the life–history of this particular parcel.” —Marianne Zickuhr Downtown Louisville has a problem with vacant lots. With an...
Sellus Wilder believes in the power of a grassroots movement—that a group of dedicated citizens can fight the seemingly unwinnable battle against corporate interests—and he has the film to prove it. In his new documentary, The End of the Line,...
In early 2015, a major development—the West Louisville FoodPort—was announced in the Russell neighborhood that promised internationally renowned architecture, a hub for local agriculture, clean energy, new jobs, and public spaces. The project garnered glowing international attention for its...
The people of Smoketown have been ignored. As one of twelve neighborhoods scheduled to receive a combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has designated Smoketown as the only site to receive an above-ground, concrete structure equipped...