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'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' Saved Me from the 'Stooges'

Indie dude comedy feels more real than most in genre

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So I recently tried to force myself to buy a ticket to The Three Stooges, but in the end my better judgment prevailed. Standing at the box office trying to convince myself that the Stooges wouldn’t be that bad was a near impossible task. There are just so many things wrong with the Stooges movie — mainly that there is one out there and the fact The Jersey Shore cast fist pumped its way into th...  

Event: ReUse-apalooza

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Remember when Captain Planet said, “The power is yours!”? Now that the cheesy 1990s cartoon phrase is over we can get down to business. Building Value is a nonprofit reuse enterprise that speci  

Art: Double Vision Art Gala and Auction

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Visionaries + Voices is a Northside-based nonprofit organization that helps artists with disabilities find opportunities culturally, artistically and professionally. V+V is hosting its annual art auct  

Movies In Question: 'The Raven' and 'Stooges'

John Cusack an odd choice for Edgar Allan Poe; Larry, Moe and Curly finally go big screen

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 13, 2012
When I first saw the trailer to the upcoming John Cusack movie The Raven I wasn't quite sure what to think. At first, I was excited because it is a movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s work, but I'm still skeptical. The English major side of me jumped for joy (but then remembered he was an English major and went back to brooding).

Everything was fine until John Cusack...  

Event: International Quilt Festival

0 Comments · Monday, April 9, 2012
 Quilt making is a hobby anyone can do, that is if you have the right materials. Quilting has also become an art form with skilled quilters crafting unique and beautiful images in the fabric. If   

The '80s and '90s Called; They Want Their Movies Back

'Clash of the Titans,' 'Total Recall' and 'American Pie' all get remakes/sequels

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 6, 2012
Movies that populated theaters in the '80s and '90s are making a comeback. Some are better than others but since there is a built-in audience, Hollywood is cranking out remakes and reboots left and right. This practice has been done for years but recently more movies than ever have been redone. March brought 21 Jump Street with skinny Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The buddy cop movie was actua...  

Art: Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Origami isn’t the only way to transform paper as an art medium. A new exhibit coming to the Phyllis Weston Gallery explores the variety of ways paper can be used as a medium. Three artists are fe  

Worth the Hype: A Look at 'The Hunger Games'

Don't compare the latest young adult book-to-film to 'Twilight'

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 30, 2012
When I go see a movie, it better be a great one — at least a good one so that I didn’t waste an evening. Being in my final year of college I don’t exactly have all the time I want to go out to the theater. There have been numerous movies that are already out on DVD that I missed out on seeing on the big screen, the most recent example being The Rum Diary.
There is another reason that I vi...  

Tales From the Airport: What Travelers Don't See

A former baggage handler's account of the job

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Cincinnati airport is located in another state — I’ll let you decide on how backwards that makes the city. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, CVG, was a major hub for Delta Airlines but in the last few years the number of daily flights and employees has dropped. In 2009 the airport laid off close to 900 employees, and I was one of them. I was a baggage handler for two years, and boy...  

Event: CAC Thank You Party with Shepard Fairey

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Those stickers of Andre the Giant were made by someone, and so was the Obama “Hope” poster. That someone is contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. The street artist and DJ returns to the Contemporary