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The All-Spin Zones

Vinyl aficionados share their record collections at venues across Greater Cincinnati

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All vinyl nights — select evenings at bars and other venues where people come to spin and listen to vinyl records — have their own distinct personality and all are responses to the ongoing revival of interest (and sales) in vinyl records.

Fascinating Cultural Critic Visits UC for a Radical Confab

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I came across the Slovenian theorist/writer Slavoj Žižek in the recent movie The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, in which he passionately used scenes from Hollywood movies to spotlight his observations about the humanist struggle...  

Art: Alice Aycock

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Alice Aycock, one of America's most distinguished public sculptors, will be here Thursday to dedicate her 19-foot-tall, aluminum-and-steel "Super Twister."  

Event: Slow Art Day

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A visit to an art museum is not meant to be a track meet, but too many people treat it that way and spend only minutes in a gallery before moving on and quickly forgetting what they saw.   

Music: Bruce Springsteen

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday, April 8.  

High Setlist Hopes

What Springsteen should play at his Cincinnati tour stop

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In light of reports from shows in Australia and New Zealand (and with a heavy dose of wishful thinking), here are some suggestions for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's set at their tour stop in Cincinnati.

Ethereal Experimentation

Upcoming Weston exhibits feature two bold approaches to photography

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While Anita Douthat and Charles Woodman both create photography-based or light-based art, their approaches are dramatically different. So, too, is their work — except for a common denominator.   

Pavlisko's 'Crown' is Short of its Aim

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Two years ago, when Todd Pavlisko was in the process of creating his installation Crown by having a sharpshooter fire bullets past the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Icons of the Permanent Collection exhibit into a brass cube, there were questions to raise.

Art: Patti Astor in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1968, Patti Titchener went to New York and reinvented herself as the celebrity Patti Astor.  

Twist of Fate

Chubby Checker returns to the birthplace of his career-making hit

0 Comments · Monday, March 17, 2014
How Chubby Checker took an under-promoted, Cincinnati-recorded song and turned it into Billboard's top song of all time.