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Blown Up (Recommended)

1 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
The kids are all right. They know everything about the birds and bees, to say nothing of blow-up dolls, and they’ve been watching the grownups. Very carefully.  

School's In For Summer

New Art Adademy President John Sullivan steps in

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Does an art academy founded in the 19th century have a place in today’s world? John Sullivan, new president of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, believes it does.    

Art: SOS Art 2012

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SOS Art 2012, the most powerful local statement for two vital but elusive goals — peace and justice — begins a 10-day run at the Art Academy Friday evening. More than 200 artists — visual, liter  

Literary Cincinnati by Dale Patrick Brown

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Cincinnati writer Dale Patrick Brown says, in her lively new book Literary Cincinnati, the city “can point to an impressive literary history, but rarely does.” Brown proceeds to remedy the situation with eminently readable accounts of literary figures, homegrown and visiting.  

The Midwestern Native Garden by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Although gardeners have always been drawn to the exotic, the authors of this book encourage exactly the opposite approach and eye non-native plants as encroachers. As gardeners themselves, this husband and wife team has transformed their own grounds from a traditional mixture of naturalized and native plants to one that harbors only natives to the benefit of birds, butterflies, bees and other life.  

Event: Dante's Gypsy Circus

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 15, 2012
 Not enough circus in your life? Head for Circus Mojo where Dante’s Gypsy Circus and the Accidental Circus come together for an evening described as “Darwinism in Action & Luscious Cabare  

Basil Balian Translates Popular French Series for American Readers

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2012
When Basil Balian was growing up in Iraq, everybody was reading a series of 19th century over-the-top stories of dark deeds and derring-do by a French writer, Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail. Rocambole, the unlikely hero of these tales, moves from bad guy to good guy in the course of numerous books charting his story.   

Event: Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair

5 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Potters and pottery-buyers alike look forward to this annual event, and this year kids can enjoy it, too. A hands-on arts station will give them the chance to do their own thing with clay. DeSales Cor  

Birds, Photos and 'Other Things'

Three coinciding Weston Gallery exhibits take guests on a visual journey

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you are an orderly person, your first stop on descending the stairs to see the current installations in the Weston Art Gallery’s lower rooms will be the tiny viewing area just to the right of the staircase. There, Clara Crockett’s “Theatre Lilliputiens,” five brief films with a total running time of 20 minutes, prepare us for the world of her small, meticulous drawings.  

Art: Photographs of Reflection: William Messer in Monet's Garden

0 Comments · Monday, April 16, 2012
What happens when a photographer takes black and white pictures in a painter's garden? William Messer's 20-year, off-and-on project in Monet's garden at Giverny presents his own vision of a plac