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The Hairdresser of Harare

Tendai Huchu (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
This curious novel tells the story of a hairdresser in modern Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, written by a podiatrist who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.   

Sweet Honey in the Rhine

Over-the-Rhine’s Sweet Sistah Splash is a one-stop shop for cultural and community linkages

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The multicultural boutique doubles as a community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate investment workshop or a children’s reading circle.   

The Best Art Exhibits of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
From an accessible aquatic-themed show to installations that emphasized the importance of light, the Queen City saw fantastic and diverse exhibits in 2015, some of which are still on view.
  

Check Out the Theater Pipeline: Choices for 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
If you were captivated by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s hit (and revived) production of next to normal in 2011-2012, then you should consider catching the newest show from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Tom Kitt and writer Brian Yorkey.   

Historicism in Paint

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art is Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence, featuring the world-renowned painter’s first venture in creating a series of historical paintings.  

Holiday Road

These roadtrip-worthy Midwest towns celebrate Christmas year-round

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes you’re overcome with a sense of wanderlust — even this time of year.   

See ‘Ten Treasures’ From a New Museum in Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Art and artifacts from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum are now making their debut in Cincinnati, which will be the Klutznick collection’s permanent home.  

Celebrate the Holidays with a Night at the Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The holiday song has it that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” That’s certainly true if you love holiday-themed theater. Some of what’s available in Cincinnati is family-friendly, while some of it takes some liberties with the holidays.  

‘Modern Living’ Finds Fun Amid Function

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
At The Carnegie’s Modern Living: Objects and Context, curators Matt Distel and BLDG present two types of environments for considering artists’ household-inspired sculptures and design firms’ tables, lamps and more.  

Theater in New York City

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In November I was in New York City for a gathering of the American Theatre Critics Association. I saw five Broadway shows, listened to some informative panel discussions and attended a luncheon at Sardi’s with an array of Broadway performers.  

Stories That Must be Told

SCPA alumnus explores black-on-black violence in Freedom Center exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
There’s no denying that violence in the African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin is the product of a drive to effect change.   

Todd Pavlisko Collects Punk-Loving Pals for ‘Gimmie’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie is curator Todd Pavlisko’s homecoming potluck for misfits, with contributions from six artists and 10 local collectors attracted to contemporary works outside the mainstream.   

Still Standing: Wanda Sykes

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wanda Sykes is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer. It’s been quite a journey for someone who once worked for a top-secret government agency.  

On Broadway in New York: An Exploration Leading to Self-Awareness

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Review)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was in part a tribute to Sherlock Holmes, although the hero in the 2003 mystery novel is an autistic British teenager, not the distinguished private detective of Edwardian England.  

On Broadway in New York: Growing Up, Out and Wise

Fun Home (Review)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I had the opportunity to see Fun Home on Nov. 11. I enthusiastically second its surprising Tony Award win as 2015’s best musical. (It beat out the odds-son favorite, An American in Paris.)