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Waxahatchee with Tweens

Monday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In an interview with Pitchfork shortly before the release of her second album under the moniker Waxahatchee, this fascinating bit of information was revealed about Katie Crutchfield’s bedroom decor.  

Total Immersion

Acclaimed novelist Rachel Kushner discusses her approach to writing

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers is rightly being hailed as one the of the best novels in recent memory, a deeply immersive book marked by incisive cultural observations and a vividly descriptive prose style that is drawing comparisons to everyone from Flaubert to Don DeLillo.  

Literary: Alex Myers

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It’s 1782 in Massachusetts. The American Revolutionary War is in its final stages. Deborah Sampson Gannett, frustrated that she can’t serve because she’s a woman, disguises herself as a man and   

Sundance Kid

Cincinnati native Andre Hyland takes his locally shot short film to Park City

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Andre Hyland is a really funny guy. He’s also a relentlessly creative, DIY-influenced artist who’s spent the last 15 years honing his unique talents through a variety of media.  

Coffee Talk

Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming goes solo with his Diane Coffee project

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Laid up with an illness after moving to New York City, Foxygen drummer and child actor/voice talent Shaun Fleming produced his surprisingly lush solo debut as Diane Coffee with minimal instruments and a Macbook Pro.

Known Pleasures

Inspired by the Beats, other local musicians and early Post Punk, Mardou made waves in 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mardou calls its music “Post Punk/Noise Pop shit,” which is as good a descriptor as any. The fresh-faced local quartet had a fruitful 2013, dropping a pair of addictive EPs that recall myriad sonic antecedents (most notably Joy Division and Sonic Youth) yet are intriguing enough on their own to yield genuine excitement about what these guys might conjure going forward.

Sterling Archer's

On its debut album, Archer’s Paradox smartly combines a sharp Pop sensibility with the members’ varied influences

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Archer’s Paradox formed in 2012, and it wasn’t long before the newly minted six-piece was making a name for itself, grabbing a slot at the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival and earning a growing number of converts.

Music: Diane Coffee

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Side projects are a time-honored tradition in Pop music. But how many of them are truly inspired, unique additions to the landscape and not just vanity projects largely given attention due to the crea  

Literary: Jennifer Chiaverini

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The ever-busy Jennifer Chiaverini follows up last year’s Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, which relayed the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and a former slave who gained freedom due to her skills a  

Literary: Isabelle Stamler

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Isabelle Stamler moved to Cincinnati in the 1950s after an eventful childhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., a journey the retired schoolteacher mines plentifully in her first novel, Sarah’s Ten Fingers. S