Philip Seymour Hoffman's Singular Body of Work Will Live On

Comments 0 · Feb 5, 2014 10:33 am

“You have to make your reputation on being honest and unmerciful.” — Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous ...

A Critic's Guide to the Thought-Provoking Bests of the 2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival

Comments 0 · Feb 5, 2014 10:38 am

When the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival kicks off Saturday at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion with a screening of The Yellow Ticket, the event will signal an immersive merging of old and new...

Syfy Impresses with New Original, 'Helix'

Comments 0 · Feb 5, 2014 10:47 am

Syfy isn’t exactly known for its high-quality, critically celebrated programming...But its new series Helix (10 p.m. Fridays) — from Battlestar creator Ron Moore — is seriously good. ...


New Bikeway Proposal Could Cost Additional $110,000

Vice Mayor Mann set to introduce motion to save parking spaces

Comments 0 · Apr 22, 2014 04:43 pm

The city’s cost of a long-planned piece of cycling infrastructure could more than double if City Council approves a motion Vice Mayor David Mann planned to introduce on April 23.  Mayor John Cranley successfully paused the Central Parkway Bikeway Project for public discourse in response...

Savor the Season and Chef Competition at Gorman Heritage Farm

Tastings, workshops, cocktails and more

Comments 0 · Apr 22, 2014 02:50 pm

Evendale's Gorman Heritage Farm — a real, working farm — welcomes spring with their second Savor the Season: Farm to Fork Celebration. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, the 122-acre farm (in partnership with Slow Food Cincinnati) will be abuzz with educational and...

Stage Door: Weekend Theater Picks

Comments 0 · Apr 18, 2014 11:24 am

There are several good theater choices south of the Ohio River this weekend.The theater (and dance) program at Northern Kentucky University presents a truly varied array of programming — this season has included a play by Orson Welles, the legendary musical South Pacific, Shakespeare's...


'Silicon Valley' Delivers Smart Nerd Humor

Comments 0 · Apr 16, 2014 09:20 am

Move over, Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory may have helped popularize or mainstream “nerd culture,” but Silicon Valley keeps it real with sharp wit, spot-on tech references and just a touch of social awkwardness — the makings of any true geek. ...

Critical Lessons From an After-School Film Club

Comments 0 · Apr 16, 2014 09:11 am

For the past eight-plus years, I have been facilitating an evolving after-school program that began quite innocently with me subbing in for my CityBeat colleague Kathy Y. Wilson. ...

Canada's Funniest Criminals Balance Genius and Dimwit

Comments 0 · Apr 16, 2014 09:01 am

Trailer Park Boys is a mockumentary/sitcom that explores the meaning of life through a comedic ensemble of drunken, perpetually stoned reprobates. In other words, it’s quite relatable. ...

Breaking 'Mad'

Comments 0 · Apr 9, 2014 08:00 am

It’s the beginning of the end for Don Draper, the ’60s and another quality AMC drama as Mad Men (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday) embarks on the first half of its final chapter. ...

Geeking Out over 'Game of Thrones'

Comments 0 · Apr 2, 2014 08:40 am

When it comes to a series that transports viewers to another world and forces us to connect with countless characters, only to have them hurled into a different direction (cue the “Red Wedding” reaction reel), Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is king. ...

Comparing the Supreme Identities of Captain America and Jason Bourne

Comments 0 · Apr 9, 2014 07:58 am

There’s not a lot of critical love for the comic book genre, despite the box office status reached by mutant hordes’ and various avenging crusaders’ collective assaults. ...

Indulging in Vices for a Different Kind of News

Comments 0 · Mar 12, 2014 08:39 am

Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents. ...