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Shane Carruth on making a movie for $7,000

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
To stand out from the 38,000 people attending the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, director/writer Shane Carruth, flaunts the miniscule budget of his debut film, Primer, a dark thriller about young sc  

A Second Death?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
A cup of coffee costs $1 at the Pilgrim Place Coffeehouse, located in a back room inside Old St. George, the onetime Catholic parish on Calhoun Street in Clifton Heights. For the past 11 years, Old  

One Good O-T-R Night Out

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Everything looks right in Over-the-Rhine under warm nighttime skies and a wintertime full moon. Revelers crowd outside BarrelHouse Brewery -- with no clue that it was literally the brewery's "final  

Hotel Rwanda director Terry George on history's lessons

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Hotel Rwanda filmmaker Terry George has an ideal goal regarding his acclaimed drama about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when Hutu extremists slaughtered their Tutsi neighbors. He wants to remind people   

For Love and Money

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
An artist friend of mine -- an authentic '60s hippie if there ever was one -- speaks of a time when public funding for artists was readily available. He reminisces that it didn't matter where an ar  

Does Your Mother Know?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
The kids, whether hanging out on Ohio college campuses, at home watching Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie in Fox's The Simple Life: Interns or at the movies watching junk horror like Boogeyman with   

Sympathy for the Devils

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 2, 2005
President George W. Bush attacked his opponent, John Kerry, during last year's hard-fought election for the senator's close relationship with artists and entertainers. Bush's negative sound bite was  


Suck On This

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 26, 2005
PARK CITY, UTAH -- The boisterous shout-out to President and Mrs. Bush comes from an unlikely source: co-directors Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. The premiere screening of their documentary In  

The Price of Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
A friend recently asked me what I considered "must-see" from a trip I just made to New York City. My answer needed no consideration -- visiting the newly reopened Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midt  

New Year, New Traditions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2005
It's a perogative of a 6-year-old to change his mind at a moment's notice and a parent's right to redirect her child by any means possible back to original plans. The new year began with a battle o