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David Bell Continues His Mysterious Ways in ‘The Forgotten Girl’

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cincinnati native David Bell’s latest thriller, The Forgotten Girl, centers on Jason Danvers, a 45-year-old graphic designer in small-town Ohio whose comfortable existence is seriously altered when his wayward younger sister re-enters his life.
  

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (Review)

Playhouse serves up a tasty show about boyfriends and cooking

0 Comments · Friday, October 3, 2014
 The show’s gimmick is that it’s set in a working kitchen where LaVecchia prepares an aromatic three-course Italian meal while animatedly describing her romantic adventures, starting at age 16 and continuing into her 40s.  

The Little Dog Laughed (Review)

New Edgecliff Theatre's Little Dog has crackle and snap

0 Comments · Thursday, October 2, 2014
There’s some deliciously nasty storytelling going on upstairs at the Hoffner Lodge on Hamilton Avenue in Northside thanks to New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed.  

Joy Ride

Red Bike premieres as an alternative form of public transportation

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Red Bike is a new city-funded bicycle rental program spanning uptown, Over-the-Rhine and downtown.  

New Faces and Places for Know, New Edgecliff

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A new theater season is bringing changes to several local theater companies.
  

Blind Dancers Present a Panoply of Authentic Indian Dance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The years-long path that brought five boys studying at the Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind Academy in Bangalore, India, to the University of Cincinnati for a performance Saturday is an amazing one.  

A Noble Cause

Chris Sutton’s denim company manufactures high-quality jeans and the American dream

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Finding the right pair of jeans may be one of life’s greatest challenges, especially finding a pair that fits well and is made of high-quality and ethically sourced materials.   

Comedy’s All in the Family for Pete Correale

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Comedian Pete Correale and his wife tried starting a family, stopped trying and then wound up with one. “We’re that story you hear all the time,” he says. “We were trying. We didn’t  

State of the Art

Jimmy Baker and Terence Hammonds on their inclusion in Crystal Bridges’ upcoming survey of American art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Two Cincinnati-based artists — Assistant Professor of Painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati Jimmy Baker and Rookwood Pottery artist Terence Hammonds — are included in the upcoming Crystal Bridges national survey of contemporary American artists, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.  

Local Film and Comic Book Events Join Forces

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Duke Energy Convention Center is an enticing destination for film and comic book enthusiasts this weekend as Cincinnati Comic Expo and Cincinnati Film Festival have collaborated, making Downtown a veritable nerd playground.   

A Streetcar Named Desire (Review)

Covedale Center stages a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
It is a wonderful risk any time a theatre company takes on a classic like Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. It is an especially wonderful risk for actors who go up against our collective or personal expectations of what their performances should look like.
  

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (Critic's Pick)

The play’s afoot: Sherlock is still kicking at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
I believe Hatcher’s script and the Playhouse’s production will satisfy fans of Holmes, but a much broader audience will appreciate the show’s theatrical production.  

Carnegie Wins

Covington’s reorganized, refocused and rebranded interdisciplinary arts center is better than ever

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Just a few years ago, The Carnegie was desperate for an executive director like Katie Brass to help reorganize and advocate; she and everyone else who loved The Carnegie had to learn to better tell its story.
  

The Strange Regionalism of ‘American Gothic’

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For the Cincinnati Art Museum, getting the Art Institute of Chicago to loan “American Gothic” (through Nov. 16) is a coup.  

When Photography Was New

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The buildings in these photographs seem outside of time, existing in a private universe where shadows exist only to point up architectural features.