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Cover Story: Once in a Lifetime

John Carney's romantic, music-fueled 'Once' is a perfect break from summer's big-budget bombast

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
For better or worse, the contemporary movie musical is thought of as an expensive Hollywood vehicle in which the story periodically stops for floridly artificial Big Production Numbers featuring   

Cover Story: Where Are the Girls of Summer?

High-profile, meaty female roles are few and far between

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
We've been told quite often that behind every great man there's a woman. This summer it seems that even if the men aren't all that great, there are still women hanging around the fringes. The   

Cover Story: Funny Business

Summer comedies don't get the blockbuster treatment but can sneak up on audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Web-slingers. Pirates. Transforming mutant robots. These have long been the undisputed stars of summer films. They hoist the tent poles that comprise each studio's summer movie slate and they're  

Cover Story: Servers Sound Off

Here's the inside scoop on the job, the customers and the food

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
photos by Scott Beseler Food writers crank out a lot of ink on chefs and the magic they create on the plate. But that's only half the story. Somehow that plate's gotta find its way to you so   

Cover Story: Gourmet Takeaway

Options and quality expand for carryout connoiseurs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The typical American family has changed a lot over the past 30 years, and our eating habits have changed, too. Long gone are the days when the whole family sat at the dining table together every e  

Cover Story: Where to Eat Like a Lady

Female chefs and restaurateurs dish on their favorite spots

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
If restaurants were car dealerships the kitchen would be the service department. Testosterone rages, expletives fly and jokes are, to say the least, colorful. But these times, they are a-changi  

Cover Story: Equal Environmental Rights

Ending the link between poverty, race and pollution

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Pollution is everywhere -- exhaust spewing from cars, oil and gas spills from barges and boats on the Ohio River, raw sewage dumped into the Mill Creek, chemical fertilizers and pesticides leach  

Cover Story: Why We Smoke

Loving it to death, despite knowing better

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Smoking cigarettes feels good. But no one is supposed to say so. We know a lot about the science of smoking and the habits of smokers. Tobacco might be the most thoroughly studied plant in the wor  

Cover Story: Move Along

Enforcement of Ohio's smoking ban could begin by the end of April ... or not

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Snitching is still officially encouraged by new Ohio smoking laws scheduled to take effect at the end of the month, but anonymous snitching by itself won't be grounds for a fine. That's just on  

Cover Story: Smoking Hot

The cultural icons who made us want to light up

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Individuals are usually eager to talk about the positive influences on their lives, about the heroes who made them the great people they are or aspire to be. "I picked up a guitar after I saw Jim  

Cover Story: Right Here, Right NOW

MusicNOW festival founder/curator Bryce Dessner explains why Cincinnati is and always will be the right place

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Be honest. When you see the words "Chamber Music" on this page, do you quickly shuffle to another section, the newspaper equivalent of grabbing the remote to flip away from the PBS Classical   

Cover Story: Best of Cincinnati 2007

Music to Our Ears

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
When you get around to your 11th annual Best of Cincinnati® issue, you start wondering how many new ideas remain. Have we already said everything there is to be said about life in Greater Cin  

Cover Story: Orchestrating the Eruption

Adam Rosing and Cinypunk Fest Strive To Highlight Cincinnati's Dynamic Musical Community

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Try to pick him out of a crowd. Just try. It's a more difficult task than it might seem. He's an enigma. A wallflower. If you've frequented local music shows and feel decently integrated wit  

Cover Story: Prevent Defense

Uncovered stadium document reopens old arguments and bad feelings about the Bengals' lease deal with Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Click here for PDF of this story. What if everything you were told about an important public issue -- one that will affect Hamilton County taxpayers for decades -- was wrong? When the Cincinnati  

Cover Story: Blowing off the Dust

Local artist Luensman plans many surprises as he takes over the entire Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) turned 125 last year. The revered institution held parties to celebrate its history and received attention and kudos for, well, lasting so long. Now, though, at