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Revisiting Genius

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2005
He asked, "Who are you?" Good question, but I wasn't the subject of this peculiar exchange. That would be Marc Anthony Thompson, aka Chocolate Genius. A ghost in my machine. The prophet who proffer  

Film: Dream Sister

Director Tony Scott takes on the troubled life of model-turned-bounty hunter Domino Harvey

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2005
A dark angel, he's shuffling in/ Watching over them/ With his black feather wings unfurled. -- "Dream Brother," Jeff Buckley The final images of director Tony Scott's Domino feature the rea  

Film: Rewriting History

Filmmaker David Cronenberg puts his distinctive stamp on a graphic novel

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 28, 2005
In Adaptation, screenwriting genius Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) struggles with finding a filmic pathway into Susan Orlean's seemingly impenetrable novel, The Orchid Thief. His journey begins   

Creative Recall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2005
It's been five years since I moved to Cincinnati. There's no need to present a "woe is me" vibe, because I'm still jonesing for the big city, but I'd be less than honest if I didn't acknowledge the  

American Family (The Al Green Remix)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The older I get, the more I find myself longing for the bygone days of my youth. That sounds more than a little musty coming from a not quite oldhead (don't let the premature grey distinguishing my   

Film: Devils and Dabblers

Skeleton Key unlocks hoodoo secrets

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
On the first track of his 1993 album Triage, David Baerwald created a noirish "Secret Silken World," full of "sex and submission" where inhabitants got to "feel like the devil in the blue mo  

Running in the Family

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Completing a marathon sounds impressive. I've done four. I like to call myself a runner, but I'm just good enough to be dangerous to myself. At least I'm aware of my ability. Of the four, the last   

Back in the Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2005
"I never thought I'd grow up so fast, so far/ To know yourself is to let yourself be loved" -- "Get Me," Everything But The Girl Back in the summer of 1985, I'd just completed my sophomore year  

Cover Story: Hip Hop Danger Unleashed

Rappers emerge as a Hollywood force

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Back in the summer of 1989, Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing harnessed the unbridled passion of Hip Hop to bring the heat and noise of the streets to audiences. And while the righteous fury of Publ  

Pasquale Scaturro on filming his Nile adventure

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Mystery of the Nile (currently playing the Cincinnati Museum Center's OMNIMAX Theater) documents the first complete journey along Africa's Blue Nile and Nile rivers, covering more than 3,000 m