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Changing the Signs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A family friend came to town earlier this year and, instead of more typical destinations for out-of-towners such as a trip to the zoo or a suburban amusement park, one of the first places he visite  

Film: Black Gold, Blacker Hearts

George Clooney is the social conscience of the sweeping Syriana

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2005
For the first time in his career, leading man George Clooney has no need for his good looks. A scraggly beard covers his chiseled chin as CIA Agent Robert Barnes, one of many crisscrossing charac  

The New Negro Vogue

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Asked if Hollywood studios practice a quota for black actors, Don Cheadle answers with a matter-of-fact "yes." He knows from experience. Cheadle earned acclaim for his performance of heroic hotel m  

Saving Ohio River Grass

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 16, 2005
One word sums up the riverfront patch of land occupied by Ohio River Grass, the recently shuttered East End nursery, for artist Yvonne van Eijden: magical. Ohio River Grass is too beautiful for wo  

Why Cincinnati Builds

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2005
One piece of advice from a new book worth reading, Deyan Sudjic's The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World, is that anyone working for a company about to construct elaborate ne  

Cover Story: Drawing Blood

In Cold Blood broke Truman Capote; will a movie based on his experience do the same for its lead actor and director?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Being an Average Joe allows actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to show up for interviews with large sweat stains under his armpits without embarrassment. Sloppy sweat is just one of the numerous thing  

Quiet Censorship

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2005
University Hall is arguably the quietest building on the University of Cincinnati campus. At least it's quiet enough to hear my shoes squeak while I walk the halls. There are few visitors to th  

Lights Out at Mockbee

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Young arts volunteers and the crowds who have made The Mockbee the top venue in Cincinnati for young arts patrons will soon have to find a new hangout. The massive three-story performance and exhib  

Bang, Bang USA

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2005
TORONTO -- The United States scrutiny heard recently at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival is one of consistent criticism due to failed emergency rescues in New Orleans. Everyone these day  

Roadside Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Viewing art where it's least expected means a trip to an outdoor sculpture exhibition in Blue Ash and a search for a sole farm surrounded by office parks and typical suburban sprawl. Whether or not