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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.   

Perpetual Flux

Swans’ ringleader Michael Gira likes being a “puppet to the music”

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Michael Gira has reignited his legendary Post Punk band Swans … and remains as compelling as ever.  

Music: Bosnian Rainbows

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Just about every mention of Bosnian Rainbows includes the fact that the band formed after the demise of guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s previous band, The Mars Volta. Which is to be expected, but i  

Music: Swans

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Swans, frontman Michael Gira’s long-running musical outfit founded in the midst of New York City’s early-’80s No Wave scene, seems to be in a good place these days. And for a band notorious for   

Lit: Literary Lunch with Cathleen Schine

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Mercantile Library’s Literary Lunch series continues this week with a visit from Cathleen Schine, who requested that the library be included on her current book tour. Schine’s latest nove  

Bosnian Rainbows

July 23 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 15, 2013
The Texas-based band’s self-titled debut, which was released independently in late June, features 11 atmospheric songs marked by dreamy keyboards and Park’s sturdy rhythmic thrust. Suarez is a riveting frontlady, her expressive vocals conjuring Polly Jean Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux.

Psychic Sisters

Cincinnati native Curtis Sittenfeld returns with a new novel about twin sisters with supernatural powers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sisterland, the freshly minted fourth novel by Cincinnati native Curtis Sittenfeld, centers on twin sisters Kate and Violet, who have the unique psychic ability to see future events, among other less vital factoids.