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Cover Story: As American As Apple Pie

New documentary film investigates the often hypocritical issue of steroids to get bigger, stronger and faster

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Americans are obsessed with being the biggest and the best. From business to war to sports, we have a long-running compulsion with winning. It should then come as no surprise that American athle  

Cover Story: Opera Ahoy!

Climbing aboard Cincinnati Opera's production of Florencia en el Amazonas

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Among his many duties as artistic director of Cincinnati Opera, Evans Mirageas sends CDs of contemporary operas he considers "a stretch" to the board members advising him on programming. Like  

Cover Story: Head Over Heals

Alexandra Coku finds a contemporary opera she can love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Although experience has taught her to be wary of contemporary opera, Alexandra Coku has fallen in love with Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas. She has the role of Florencia Grimaldi, the d  

Cover Story: The Shadow of Addiction

When families and friends of sex addicts suffer because of the addict's behavior

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Like the long shadow of a person cast by the late-day sun, the darkness cast by the actions of a sex addict covers his or her family with suspicion and fear. The person who can't get enough sex   

Cover Story: The Girls Are Back in Town

After a tumultuous and tragic seven-year gap, The Fairmount Girls craft a career album with Forever

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wandering through The Fairmount Girls' rehearsal space -- dubbed "Sprout House" because of the alfalfa sprout-growing landlord who occupies the building's first floor -- on the eve of the re  

Cover Story: Atlas Sung

CAC's Uncoordinated and American Idyll dissect globalization and popular culture in new ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
In Greek mythology, the titan Atlas held the universe on his shoulders. He was being punished. Middle-20th-century thinkers liked to claim that they -- the thinkers, the artists, the writers, the  

Cover Story: A New Direction

The CAC alters its approach under Raphaela Platow

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Even as the Contemporary Arts Center is celebrating the opening of two new thematic shows -- American Idyll: Contemporary Art and Karaoke and Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Ar  

Cover Story: Young and Gay in Cincinnati

Piecing together a new identity

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Being gay in Cincinnati is easy. Nearly four years ago, a virtually unprecedented coalition consisting of the mayor, Cincinnati's Catholic archbishop, area civil rights leaders and the CEOs of  

Cover Story: GLBT Community Directory

Get involved and make a difference

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Health Services Alcoholics Anonymous www.aacincinnati.org, 513-351-0422 Gay and lesbian AA meetings offer peer support for alcoholics. AIDS Volunteers of Northern Kentucky www.avnk.com, 513-  

Cover Story: Then And Now

How today's political climate mirrors 1968 ... and how it doesn't

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2008
His hair is white, and he steadies his step with a cane as he takes a seat on a sofa in the living room of his home in Clifton. He turned 87 in March. He reaches back in time to that turbulent ye  

Cover Story: Hot Issue: On the Edge

The scoop on this week's Fringe Festival shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Quick Link: Rick Pender's Fringe Overview Quick Link: Visual Fringe Preview Quick Link: Film Fringe Preview For the fifth year, the Cincy Fringe Festival is offering two weeks of edgy theate  

Cover Story: Getting Sauced

A survivor's tale of hot sauce sampling

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
If you've ever signed up for an account on the social networking site Facebook, you might be aware of the "Relationship Status" area. It's where you can list yourself as "Single," "In a rel  

Cover Story: Everybody's a Star

Everybody's Records has outlasted corporate retail competition for 30 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
In 1978, Marilyn Kirby was a suburban Dayton housewife with two kids, a shaky marriage and the need for occasional interaction with the adult world. To this end, she clocked part-time hours at her  

Cover Story: Hot 100 Days

The only events calendar you'll need this summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 28 The CINCY FRINGE FESTIVAL performances kick off tonight. Continuing the fest's mission of challenging our perceptions of performing and visual arts, artists from here and e  

Cover Story: All They Want to Do Is Have Some Fun

National City Pavilion a welcome addition to local concert scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sheryl Crow's comment that she was happy to "pop the cherry" on the new National City Pavilion at Riverbend was appropos for two reasons. The audience for her May 25 concert was filled with g