What’s In the Weeklies? Week of Apr.16

We apologize for the late start this week, but hey, it’s springtime, and we’re getting out of the house more often. That said, it’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another installment of What’s In the Weeklies?

LEO Apr. 16

LEO Weekly, April 16, 2008 issue:

Overall Score: 40 points

Velocity Apr. 16

Velocity Weekly, April 16, 2008 issue:

  • Cover Story: Derby Power 2008 10 points (interesting look at the movers and shakers who make Derby what it is, at least this year)
  • Cover Art: 0 points (pretty ugly, doesn’t really have anything to do with the Derby or power, btu looks like a last-minute brainstorm)
  • Additional News: N/A 0 points
  • Additional Features: Power outage, Comedy Q&A 5 points (former is a good explanation of which people were bumped from their Derby Power list this year and why, the latter’s a good Q&A with upcoming comedians Eugene Mirman, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer)
  • Opinion: This Week’s Winners and Losers 2 points (again, kind of a yawn)
  • Music Coverage: 0 points (nothing this week, except for a couple of concert previews… what gives?)
  • Food/Drink Coverage: The Dugout in Bar Hopper 5 points (the review of the Dugout was up last week, but we still liked it)

Overall Score: 22 points

After last week’s close and tight race, this week’s blowout by LEO comes as a surprise. While Velocity‘s cover story and profiles are pretty interesting, we feel that the rest of the magazine may have suffered as a result, which is too bad. Additionally, LEO tackled a topic that is, as non-drivers, important to us and the community at large. Let’s hope the upcoming pedestrian-themed events sponsored by the Metro government enact some positive changes for Louisville’s walkers and bike-riders.

As always, please feel free to comment! Especially as regards stuff we don’t cover in the weeklies, such as theater and film coverage.


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