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The Enchantress of Florence (Review)

Salman Rushdie (Random House)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Things to keep in mind when starting a Salman Rushdie novel: It's difficult, if not impossible, to understand everything during a first reading; the bawdy language is as much a device as the plot itself; and, most importantly, Sir Rushdie is consistently lighthearted, despite the heaviness of his subjects. His newest book is no exception.   

Cover Story: Atlas Sung

CAC's Uncoordinated and American Idyll dissect globalization and popular culture in new ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
In Greek mythology, the titan Atlas held the universe on his shoulders. He was being punished. Middle-20th-century thinkers liked to claim that they -- the thinkers, the artists, the writers, the  

Remembering Maggie Wenstrup

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Margaret "Maggie" Wenstrup passed away on March 3 at age 77. Since then, Cincinnati artists, curators, gallerists and friends have been honoring her life in art. Fortunately, even people who di  

Mark Bradford, Genre Jumper

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In the Vance-Waddell Gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum, three enormous, swirling, silver-plated paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford shroud the space. The exhibition, Maps & Man  

Final Friday Roundup

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Friday, February 29, 2008
Cincinnati's juicy little art pockets come alive this weekend for Final Friday; expect Over-the-Rhine's galleries to be plenty packed of notable work and spectators. The Nicholas Gallery (23 E.  

Bodies Everywhere

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last week I took my nephew William to the Cincinnati Art Museum. This is what he loved: the mummy in the classics gallery. "What is it?" he asked me. "A mummy." "A mommy?" he asked. "A  

Dungeon Thud

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
You couldn't understand what Jimmy Baker and Nathan Tersteeg were saying to each other during their performance at the Weston Art Gallery Jan. 25. The booms and the chaos were too distracting, m  

Kim Krause and Stacy Sims Collaborate to Chase the Furies

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Peeking inside Kim Krause's solo exhibition at the Art Academy's Pearlman Gallery, Chronos/Tropos, you see color before concept, "playful chaos" before mythology, imagination before history.   

Art: Review: Trick of the Light

Dennis Kiel returns as Manifest show’s guest curator

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Dennis Kiel, former curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum and current chief curator at The Light Factory in Charlotte, N.C., has popped back into town -- or at least his critical ey  

Art and Politics

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Stephen Radich, a New York City art dealer, passed away Dec. 18. His death got me thinking about art and politics, censorship and the potential of visual art. In 1966, Radich opened a solo show fo