Arts & Culture

Handmade Heroes

Crafty Supermarket grows with an inclusive attitude toward all things DIY

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
While attending Kent State for journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007.

Ed Stern’s ‘Youth’

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ed Stern “retired” three years ago after two decades of artistic leadership at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. I put quotation marks around that word because he’s still busy as can be, much to the surprise of everyone — himself included.  

Growing Beyond 'Childish Things'

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Count on Know Theatre to come up with offbeat onstage stories. Joseph Zettelmaier’s All Childish Things has the appearance of just that: A trio of guys who remain stuck in childhood despite approaching age 30.  

Harvesting a History: Findlay Market Storytelling

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In an effort to celebrate Findlay Market and the stories it has inspired, Karen Kahle, director of communications and programs for the Corporation of Findlay Market, has started a new cultural event.   

Fun Times in the Forest of Arden

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Critic's Pick: One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, As You Like It, is Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s early holiday offering, and it’s a silly delight with a big cast.   

Shipshape and Seaworthy: H.M.S. Pinafore in Louisville

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Critic's Pick: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore was a hit in 1878. The very tongue-in-cheek tale of class distinctions in the British Empire seems pretty creaky in 21st-century America.  

A Home by Any Other Name

Cincy Shakespeare Company will relocate to a new artistic venue in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced plans for a new $17-million theater at the intersection of 12th and Elm streets in Over-the-Rhine, across from the southeast corner of Washington Park.  

A ‘Field Guide’ to Magical Thinking

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.

Thirteen Ways of Looking

Colum McCann (Random House)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Irish-born and New-York-City-based author Colum McCann, who has penned several exceptional novels has acquired a reputation as a writer of great lyrical and emotional beauty.  

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg (Knopf)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
City On Fire is an adrenaline rush of a novel featuring a host of Dickensian characters, all on the run from families, class, race and sexuality. Hallberg’s lyrical prose heralds the arrival of one of the great new writers of our time.  

'Drums Are Beating Nightly'

Maya Angelou’s poems inspire CSO’s One City, One Symphony

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This weekend’s concerts are the culmination of an annual project that goes well beyond the presentation of Classical music.

Who’s on First?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I frequently extol the virtues of Cincinnati’s theaters. They are a subset, of course, of a vibrant arts scene — one that a friend of mine often says “fights above its weight class.”  

Singing the Women’s Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When it came to planning a concert that featured traditional and new Appalachian sounds, MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, turned to the legendary Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, one of the few all-women Bluegrass bands in the region — or anywhere else.  

Everybody’s Treehouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hidden in the largest city park in Cincinnati is a magic treehouse. Few know about it, but those who do come from all over to live out childhood dreams.

Lost and Found

Charley Harper’s “Space Walk” mural is unveiled at the Convention Center after being hidden for decades

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The interest just keeps growing for Charley Harper, the late Cincinnati artist whose work has become recognized as a colorfully stylized pinnacle of mid-20th-century Modernism.