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Paul Schrader Tries a New Way with 'The Canyons'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Paul Schrader has had a long and often tumultuous career in movies. The 67-year-old Michigan native began his obsession with cinema as a critic in the early 1970s, one of the most creatively fertile periods in American movie history.  

Kris Kristofferson

Aug. 11 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 Kris Kristofferson has led a rich and colorful life. And, at 76, he’s still going. Kristofferson’s latest album, Feeling Mortal, is as soul-baring as anything he’s ever recorded, his craggy voice, modest guitar strums and emotionally naked words as penetrating as they’ve ever been.  

Literary: Ben H. Winters

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ben H. Winters is a prolific writer. His latest book, Countdown City, is the second in a trilogy of detective novels set in a pre-apocalyptic United States — there are just 77 days left before   
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REVIEW: Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

Chicago's Pitchfork fest thrills with Bjork, R. Kelly, MIA and a wonderfully eclectic lineup

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, August 1, 2013
It’s no secret that Chicago is a great place for music. Pretty much any touring band of note — and no doubt many a musical outfit that need not be noted — is sure to include a Chicago stop, and the city’s local scene remains rich and diverse, aided by a host of nurturing venues and an eager, uncommonly discerning base of listeners. That it’s only a five-hour drive from Cincinna...  

Staying True

Grizzly Bear’s rise in popularity hasn’t swayed the group from continuing to make music they love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Grizzly Bear is the kind of band that sneaks up on you. Its atmospheric, richly textured songs take time to process, its hooks less overt than your typical Indie Rock outfit’s. The band’s four multitalented members are just as understated in personality and presentation, all of which makes Grizzly Bear’s steady upward trajectory somewhat surprising.  

Lit: Literary Lunch with Leah Stewart

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Local resident Leah Stewart stops by the Mercantile Library’s Literary Lunch series this week to discuss her latest novel, The History of Us, a Cincinnati-set, sneakily addictive coming-of-age tale   

Music: Grizzly Bear

1 Comments · Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Grizzly Bear is the kind of band that sneaks up on you. Its atmospheric, richly textured songs take time to process, its hooks less overt than your typical Indie Rock outfit’s. The band’s four mul  

Music: Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Dawn McCarthy and Anwar Sadat

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 30, 2013
It doesn’t really come as a surprise that slanted Americana-flavored singer/songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) was an Everly Brothers fan as a kid growing up in Louisville, Ky. M  

Safety Last!

(Criterion Collection) 1923, Not Rated

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2013
There was a time when Harold Lloyd was as famous as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Yet it’s not really a surprise that Lloyd’s profile as a comedic master has receded in recent decades.  

Black Rock

(Lionsgate) 2012, Rated R

0 Comments · Thursday, July 18, 2013
Aselton’s latest, Black Rock, raises the stakes yet again. Written by Aselton’s real-life husband Mark Duplass, the narrative opens as three young ladies — Sarah (Kate Bosworth), Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) — embark on a camping trip on a small deserted island off the coast of Maine.