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Hail to the Chief

· Feb 25, 2015 01:44 pm

After fans were teased by its brief availability online two weeks ago — a “bug,” they say — the next chapter of House of Cards (Season Premiere, Friday, Netflix) is finally here. ...

David Cronenberg ‘Maps’ Out His Perverse History Onscreen

· Feb 25, 2015 01:30 pm

Maps to the Stars shows what happens when a native like Cronenberg leads the way. ...

New Documentary Explores What it Means to be a Working Artist

· Feb 18, 2015 02:48 pm

The criterion of success for artists has always been more complex than for most other professions. ...

‘Still Alice’ Captures the Fading of a Significant Light

· Feb 11, 2015 03:12 pm

A new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, as reported in Variety (Feb. 9), highlights the disparity between perception and reality in respect to women’s onscreen roles in Hollywood. ...

Local Festival Offers Unified and Universal Narratives

· Feb 4, 2015 11:50 am

Audiences outside the scope of the mainstream studio system are sometimes forced to wander along the margins in search of familiar reflections of themselves, honing in on specific stories conceived and produced by members of their communities of origin.  ...

Dardenne Brothers Offer a Raw Look at the Working Class

· Feb 4, 2015 03:18 pm

Seemingly spent from months of pimping dozens of Oscar-season hopefuls, the big studios often try to hide their creatively challenged or otherwise flawed releases in the annual cinematic wasteland known as February. ...

 
 
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Let's be real: House of Cards premieres tonight; most of us probably won't leave the house this weekend

· Feb 27, 2015 02:04 pm

After fans were teased by its brief availability online two weeks ago — a “bug,” they say — the next chapter of House of Cards is finally here. Since some of us are guilty of binge-watching both previous seasons, it’s been more than a year since many viewers have spent some...

Freekbass Signs with Ropeadope

Cincinnati Funk artist inks deal with diverse and esteemed independent label

· Feb 27, 2015 12:33 pm

Veteran Cincinnati Funk bassist/singer/songwriter Freekbass announced this week that he has signed a deal with the esteemed Ropeadope Records. Freekbass’ next album — the follow-up to last year’s self-released Everybody’s Feelin’ Real (which you can stream/purchase here) — is...

Morning News and Stuff

Hamilton County Justice Center featured on reality TV; rally on Fountain Square tomorrow will memorialize trans murder victims; FCC says yes to net neutrality

· Feb 27, 2015 11:00 am

Hey all! It’s Friday. I have work to do. Let’s keep this brief, shall we, while avoiding a stupid debate about the color of any pictures of women’s wear that might be floating around the Internet. (I see both blue and black and white and gold depending on when I look. Yes, I am...

 

Hail to the Chief

· Feb 25, 2015 01:44 pm

After fans were teased by its brief availability online two weeks ago — a “bug,” they say — the next chapter of House of Cards (Season Premiere, Friday, Netflix) is finally here. ...

David Cronenberg ‘Maps’ Out His Perverse History Onscreen

· Feb 25, 2015 01:30 pm

Maps to the Stars shows what happens when a native like Cronenberg leads the way. ...

New Documentary Explores What it Means to be a Working Artist

· Feb 18, 2015 02:48 pm

The criterion of success for artists has always been more complex than for most other professions. ...

Bye Bye, Li’l Parks Show

· Feb 18, 2015 02:55 pm

After seven seasons celebrating local government, breakfast foods and Mouse Rat, it’s time to bid farewell to Leslie Knope and all the residents of Pawnee as Parks and Recreation (8 p.m. Tuesday, NBC) comes to a close this week with a one-hour series finale. 
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‘Serial’ Fans: Take Note of ‘The Jinx’

· Feb 11, 2015 03:21 pm

For fans of the This American Life spin-off podcast Serial, now is the waiting period. The popular podcast, which examined the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Sye ...

‘Still Alice’ Captures the Fading of a Significant Light

· Feb 11, 2015 03:12 pm

A new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, as reported in Variety (Feb. 9), highlights the disparity between perception and reality in respect to women’s onscreen roles in Hollywood. ...

Celebrating the Average in ‘Togetherness’

· Jan 21, 2015 03:03 pm

HBO’s newest addition to the Sunday dramedy lineup is the TV debut from filmmaker brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. ...

 
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