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Kapturing Life

Local startup in production on "Instagram for audio" device

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
There’s probably been quite a few times in your life when you wished you recorded a snippet of a conversation — maybe someone told a funny joke, or you just wanted to remember an idea.  

Playing Favorites

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two weeks ago, I spoke to a group of high school kids about being a theater critic. One asked, “What’s your all-time favorite show?” I was stumped.   

The Ariel Quartet to Perform All 17 Beethoven String Quartets

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In the world of chamber music, Beethoven’s 17 string quartets are the ultimate summit. Composed over a span of more than two-and-a-half decades, Beethoven created masterpieces of astonishing beauty and complexity that never fail to engage listeners.  

Art As Activism

Joi Sears hopes to empower artists to change their world

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Cincinnati needs people like Joi Sears. The twentysomething actor/activist moved back to her hometown, Cincinnati, about a year ago after spending nearly a decade in New York and months — if not years, collectively — traveling abroad.  

Pondering a Post-Betsky Cincinnati Art Museum

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Overall, I really enjoyed the Cincinnati Art Museum under Aaron Betsky, the director who announced his resignation Jan. 2 and will stay until a replacement is found. But there were a couple weaknesses that ought to be addressed by a successor, with the support of the trustees.
  

Local Baristas Join Forces to Aid Injured Coffee Comrade

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he sustained included a broken ankle, femur, hand and shoulder, along with a shattered heel.  

Hamlet (Review)

Actor Brent Vimtrup makes Shakespeare classic feel fresh and new

0 Comments · Monday, January 13, 2014
When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet around 1600 he could not have imagined it would become one of the great dramas of all time. The tale of “carnal, bloody, unnatural acts” was for audiences at Londo  

Book of Mormon (Review)

No joke (well, maybe): This show will change your life

0 Comments · Thursday, January 9, 2014
Have faith. That’s the hilarious lesson of The Book of Mormon, crusading for laughter in its current missionary effort, er, touring stop, Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center.   

Foreign Objects

Hauschka brings prepared piano to the CAC for a Friday performance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following — in Cincinnati.  

Shakespeare and Stoppard: The Absurdity of Existence

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Whether or not you’re a Shakespeare aficionado, you’ve certainly heard of Hamlet, generally considered one of his greatest plays, if not one of the greatest works ever written for the stage.  

Article Menswear Evolves From Lifestyle Blog to High-End Storefront

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Located in historic Over-the-Rhine is the type of highly curated men’s clothing store previously unheard of in Cincinnati — one that would normally find its niche in a high-end fashion hotspot like New York City.  

A Lesson in Grammar

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The gaping street-level space of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, attached to the Aronoff Center for the Arts, is windowed on two sides, capped by two ceiling heights (high and higher), set with columns and interrupted by a staircase to the floor below and above.  

Blast From The Past

Video game arcades and a new pinball parlor recreate Cincinnati's gaming epoch

3 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The halcyon days of walking into a pizza place, mall or convenience store to play a round of “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong” or “Frogger” on video game arcade cabinets supposedly ended decades ago, but all is not lost — arcades are making a big comeback nationwide, and Cincinnati’s in the midst of the boom.  

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Co.)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Since bursting onto the literary stage in 1992 to huge acclaim and equally impressive sales with The Secret History, Donna Tartt has been content to immerse herself in her writing, publishing only two other books since.  

The Circle

Dave Eggers (Knopf/McSweeney's)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
"It’s heaven.” Those are the words Mae Holland uses to describe her first day at work at The Circle, a futuristic, high-tech consumer interface and the world’s biggest Internet company, which is at the center of Dave Eggers’ latest novel.