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Why Cincinnati Builds

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2005
One piece of advice from a new book worth reading, Deyan Sudjic's The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World, is that anyone working for a company about to construct elaborate ne  

Quiet Censorship

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2005
University Hall is arguably the quietest building on the University of Cincinnati campus. At least it's quiet enough to hear my shoes squeak while I walk the halls. There are few visitors to th  

Lights Out at Mockbee

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Young arts volunteers and the crowds who have made The Mockbee the top venue in Cincinnati for young arts patrons will soon have to find a new hangout. The massive three-story performance and exhib  

Bang, Bang USA

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2005
TORONTO -- The United States scrutiny heard recently at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival is one of consistent criticism due to failed emergency rescues in New Orleans. Everyone these day  

Roadside Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Viewing art where it's least expected means a trip to an outdoor sculpture exhibition in Blue Ash and a search for a sole farm surrounded by office parks and typical suburban sprawl. Whether or not  

Brothers Grimmer

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Read the synopsis of Barbaric Stories, the joint show by the hidden gem artists Jimmy Baker and Matt Coors at Publico Gallery in Over-the-Rhine, and the theme is fear. Yet the scares they gather ha  

Symphony in Anger

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
"When the President proposed going to war, I did everything I could to stop it," says composer Rick Sowash before sitting down at the basement piano in his Prospect Hill home to play his latest pie  

Nights at the Opera

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Throwing out the baby with the bath water regarding the heavily hyped Richard Danielpour-Toni Morrison opera, Margaret Garner, means dismissing appreciative packed houses, community good will and th  

John Q Public's Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The latest model for the new Government Square Transit hub enjoys a 20th-floor Kroger Building conference room all to itself. As Sallie Hilvers, public affairs director for Metro, a nonprofit branc  

Downtown's Square Deal

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Our lives are in constant motion, even on holiday weekends promoted as well-earned rest-and-relaxation time. I pass through downtown's heartbeat, Fountain Square, on my way to nearby banks and Kink  

Cincinnati's Mod Squad

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 29, 2005
A private joke among the six Cincinnati Experimental Arts (CineX Arts) directors is to list their super powers used to successfully stage the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, whose sophomore edition wrap  

Eastside's Sleeping Giant

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2005
The attic toys Dan Dermody points to on the third floor of the former Madisonville Senior Center are 20-odd wooden chairs lying against the wall, a large metal coffee urn, a telephone booth and sca  

In the Fringe Crowd

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Warm nighttime breezes and overcast skies greet the few people waiting June 1 on the front steps of Over-the-Rhine landmark Memorial Hall. The audience sits on the stairs while the 8:10 p.m. perfor  

Weston Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Weston Gallery at 10 Former Cincinnati Business Committee Director Ron Roberts didn't have the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in mind when years ago he called the Aronoff Center for the A  

Conservative Savages at the PBS Gates

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2005
The "nuclear option" as it pertains to TV news is the approaching day when Public Broadcasting System member stations -- part of the nationwide network of the not-for-profit producer and distributor