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Preview: Incredulity

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It wouldn't be a Fringe without some improv, arguably the fringiest of all theatrical endeavors. Performers put themselves out there, and producer Dave Powell is quick to point out that they can and do occasionally fail. Don't believe it? Don't be so incredulous, he says.  

Party Like It's 1999

The year that changed the Hollywood film game

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2009
There is no spoon. Maybe there was prior to 1999. But that was before everything changed. During the summer of 1999, humanity suddenly had a choice between the red pill and the blue pill. We learned the first (and second) rule of fight club. We saw dead people.  

Joey Votto

[cool playa]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
You have to go back all the way to 1999 to find a Cincinnati Reds player making a legiti mate run at the Rookie of the Year title. That was until first baseman Joey Votto started his red-hot 2008 campaign.   

Amy Hunter

[cool cook]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
There’s an important mantra in a recent film: “Anyone can cook.” Amy Hunter believes that wholeheartedly. She also believes everyone can get better — and enjoy it more — with a little help. Enter the Creations Community Cooking Classes at the Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) at Cincinnati State, for which Hunter is the coordinator.   

Cool Creators

You Suck At Photoshop masterminds want to push the Internet envelope

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Take his greeting from an episode last season: “Hi, my name is Donnie, and you suck at Photoshop. Let’s waste another five or six minutes of my life and see if we can do something about it.” That’s just not nice. Or this outburst during a recent episode: “What’s that on your head? Oh, it’s just some extra stupid that could n’t fit inside of your head.   

Lisa from The Sound

[cool superhero]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
It sounds trite, but it’s true. Lisa — the sassy queen of alternative rock on The Sound (94.9 FM) who goes just by her first name, as kooky radio per sonalities tend to do — got her start in radio as a listener.   

Film: Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Latest Lucas/Spielberg adventure fails to capture the old magic

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Maybe some relics shouldn't be dug up. That was certainly the lesson in the earlier movies in the Indiana Jones series. And it's the lesson for the creators of the latest one, Indiana Jones and  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: Be a Sport

Watering holes that cater to the athlete and the athletic supporter alike

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Probably the three greatest advances in the sports world in the last 100 years are the curve ball, the protective cup and the sports bar. And since most of us at CityBeat can't throw a decent b  

Film: Pitch Perfect

Top musical moments in film in 2007

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It was another decidedly melodic year in film. With the movie musical resurrected -- thank you forebears Chicago and Moulin Rouge -- and seemingly not going anywhere, and with more writers, direc  

Film: She's Bart Simpson, Who the Hell Are You?

Nancy Cartwright promises 'The Simpsons Movie' isn't the beginning of the end

0 Comments · Monday, July 30, 2007
The voice on the other end of the phone cackles. It might be the most famous laugh in all of television -- if not pop culture -- history. Young. Mischievous. Utterly Bart. "This is awesome," he