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Sole Searching for Ethical Fashion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Deciphering the origin of your coffee or fruit and vegetables may be easier today than a decade ago, but accountable apparel companies are still hard to find.
  

Permanent Pop Up

Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home?   

Just Think About It: Tom McElfresh, 1935-2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
At a CityBeat party 10 years ago an acquaintance pulled me aside and asked earnestly, “When you write a harsh review of a play, do you use a different byline? Is it Tom McElfresh?”   

Little Women (Review)

'Little Women' grow large at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2015
Let’s hear it for the girls! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s excellent female performers are showcased in the regional premiere of Emma Reeve’s stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.   

August: Osage County (Review)

Truth telling: watch out

0 Comments · Thursday, February 26, 2015
George Washington was known for never telling a lie. But telling the truth — even the so-called truth — can be a hazardous path, as evidenced by the meltdown of the Weston family, who populate Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County.
  

Good Eggs

Jason Snell’s Globe Gallery installation for People’s Liberty encourages good deeds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Artist/designer Jason Snell’s inaugural installation Good Eggs at People’s Liberty’s Globe Gallery next month will be the first tangible assertion of the organization’s progressive approach to cultivating the work of unconventional creatives.  

New Show at DAAP Captures ‘Liquid Light’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Marioni is a purist — a painter’s painter whose quest to make art isn’t about being decorative or interpretive, but rather is a search for light — Liquid Light, as his show is called.  

Rudi Gernreich’s ‘Total Look’ Shows the Fashion Avant-Garde

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The star attraction of The Total Look, the new Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit opening Saturday that features fashion designs of the late Rudi Gernreich, is the one-piece topless bathing suit (or monokini) that he designed for women in 1964.  

Small Victories

Anne Lamott (Riverhead Books)

0 Comments · Thursday, February 19, 2015
Anne Lamott, author of her seventh book on spirituality, Small Victories, is nothing if not unique. The 60-year-old Northern California grandmother is a nature-loving, earthy-crunchy hiker/skier; she’s also a self-described “narcissist,” politically to the left of Chairman Mao and a member of a predominantly black Baptist church.  

West of Sunset

Stewart O'Nan (Viking)

0 Comments · Thursday, February 19, 2015
In 1937, with America still clawing out of the Great Depression, F. Scott Fitzgerald was in big trouble. After years of what the Irish call “too much drink,” the party was over and Scott was in poor health.  

Carnegie Candy Land

Chefs and artists reflect the popular children’s board game at The Carnegie for 'The Art of Food'

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
There is absolutely nothing run-of-the-mill about The Art of Food exhibit opening Friday. The popular event is expected to attract as many as 700 guests. And it’s safe to say that this year’s over-the-top extravaganza with a Candy Land theme might be the zaniest ever.  

Juicy Words and Family Feuds in a Tight Space

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Director Buz Davis recently gave me a tour of the set he designed for August: Osage County, the show he’s directing at Clifton Performance Theatre.   

Cincinnati’s Lightborne Helped Create Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
When news came out that Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show was the most-watched and highest-rated of any in history, there was celebration at Lightborne Communications, the video production services company in Over-the-Rhine.  

Unblinded by Science

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Lewis Black calls from a hotel room in Los Angeles. Taking a short break from his “The Rant is Due: Part Deux” tour, Black is in Hollywood to do some voice work on the new Pixar animated film Inside Out, in which he appropriately voices the character of Anger.  

Chapatti (Review)

Finding love by living

0 Comments · Friday, February 13, 2015
Pets can fill our lives in important ways, but Christian O’Reilly’s play, Chapatti, at the Cincinnati Playhouse, suggests that human interaction — the company of another person — is needed for true fulfillment.