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Chris Welsh’s unforeseen journey from St. X to the Reds broadcast booth

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ironically, Welsh is now part of a rich Reds broadcasting tradition that includes his dad’s favorite announcer, Waite Hoyt — yet another surreal turn in a baseball career that continues to defy expectations.  

Literary: Geoffrey Girard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
How’s this for a creepy, head-spinning premise: Geoffrey Girard’s latest book, Cain’s Blood, opens as 15-year-old Jeff Jacobson is informed that his biological father is really Jeffrey Dahmer, t  


0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
It’s impossible to watch this psychologically astute documentary without being moved to sadness or even outrage. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite clearly intends Blackfish as call to arms of sort  

Angel Olsen

Aug. 25 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Olsen’s full-length debut, Half Way Home, is an impressive showcase for her evocative, gothic-tinged Folk songs, which bring to mind a female Roy Orbison doing Moon Pix-era Cat Power covers. 

Sports: Cincinnati Bengals

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Is this the year the Bengals finally win a playoff game? It’s been 23 long years since such an occurrence took place, but this year’s club, again led by longtime head man Marvin Lewis, seems as de  

Persistence Of Vision

The Western & Southern Open has evolved into a world-class tennis tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Western & Southern Open, which has taken place in one form or another in the Greater Cincinnati area since 1899, begins Saturday. For the arithmetically challenged, that’s 114 years, which makes it the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still in its original city.  

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   

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...