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Hearts, Minds & Armor

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2005
A question from a soft-spoken young woman continues to speak loudly in my memory. It was a Sunday afternoon in January, and I was part of a panel discussion about Middle Eastern films; my colleague  

Garage Gallery Springs up in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2005
The push broom and the dustpan in the front corner of Lily Mulberry's Over-the-Rhine storefront at Main and 13th streets only hint at the work needed to re-open the cluttered storefront as a gallery  

Political Art for the Converted

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Democracy for artist and programmer Saad Ghosn means turning away no artists from exhibiting work in SOS Art 2005, his third show of sociopolitical art advocating peace and justice throughout the wo  

Art in Play in Walnut Hills

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2005
On any given day at just about any time, Woodburn Avenue in East Walnut Hills is as quiet as its empty storefronts. It's what urban developers call a sleeping giant, a stretch of historic buildings  

Sin Cities

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
The state contest for best yard sign belongs to the owner of farmland off I-71 in the rural stretch of Clinton County between Cincinnati and Columbus. The towering sign's message is a matter-of-fac  

Shark Attack or Indecency Attack?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2005
CBS programming executives know that men love NCAA Tournament basketball games. They also know that men enjoy watching pretty young women in bikinis. Match the two spectator sports with beer and chi  

Surviving Taft

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2005
My question for the week is this: If I buy a gallon of gas at a price similar to someone in Europe, why can't I enjoy the same social support system, culture and inexpensive health care? My second   

A Second Death?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
A cup of coffee costs $1 at the Pilgrim Place Coffeehouse, located in a back room inside Old St. George, the onetime Catholic parish on Calhoun Street in Clifton Heights. For the past 11 years, Old  

One Good O-T-R Night Out

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Everything looks right in Over-the-Rhine under warm nighttime skies and a wintertime full moon. Revelers crowd outside BarrelHouse Brewery -- with no clue that it was literally the brewery's "final  

For Love and Money

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
An artist friend of mine -- an authentic '60s hippie if there ever was one -- speaks of a time when public funding for artists was readily available. He reminisces that it didn't matter where an ar  

Does Your Mother Know?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
The kids, whether hanging out on Ohio college campuses, at home watching Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie in Fox's The Simple Life: Interns or at the movies watching junk horror like Boogeyman with   

Sympathy for the Devils

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 2, 2005
President George W. Bush attacked his opponent, John Kerry, during last year's hard-fought election for the senator's close relationship with artists and entertainers. Bush's negative sound bite was  

The Price of Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
A friend recently asked me what I considered "must-see" from a trip I just made to New York City. My answer needed no consideration -- visiting the newly reopened Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midt  

New Year, New Traditions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2005
It's a perogative of a 6-year-old to change his mind at a moment's notice and a parent's right to redirect her child by any means possible back to original plans. The new year began with a battle o  

The good, bad and ludicrous make for another tumultuous year in the Cincinnati arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Most Nonsensical Policy Washed-up TV actress Linda Gray drops her clothes as Mrs. Robinson on the U.S. tour of the Broadway comedy, The Graduate, including her 12-day run last December at the Aro