0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Some comic actors are better identified
by their characters they portray, like Ken Marino: You may know him as
Auggie’s slacker step-dad; a Jewish summer camp counselor/unlikely
virgin; or a Los Angeles caterer and future Soup R’ Crackers franchise
0 Comments · Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Survivor starts its 26th(!)
season this week and the Queen City will see one of its own on the show
as local BMX rider, entrepreneur and musician Matt Bischoff joins the
“Fans vs. Favorites” showdown.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sure, everyone loves a good walker-bashing scene, but it’s the human
element of the series that elevates The Walking Dead as a critically acclaimed and commercially successful drama.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
After seven seasons of night cheese, epic eye-rolls and general hilarity, Liz Lemon and the TGS crew head to 30 Rockefeller Plaza for one last show. 30 Rock comes to an end this week with a one-hour finale (8 p.m. Thursday, NBC).
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This week, Cincinnati will see one of our own competing in one of the most fun, outrageous reality competitions on television: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Logo).
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
People sure are concerned with Girls for a time when television is full of objectionable content — terrorists, gigolos, Bill O’Reilly, etc. For better or worse, Lena Dunham’s comedy has garnered a ton of attention since its premiere in April 2012.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Events
at 02:58 PM | Permalink
Everyone loves a
good surprise party. What’s better than an unexpected night of fun with
friends? How about supporting an importance local arts organization in the
process? Friday’s Secret ArtWorks event offers an exciting twist on fundraisers as each attendee will walk away with a piece of original artwork. The catch: guests will not know who created their work until it's
been purchased. More than 800 small-scale pieces have been donated by more than
300 locally-, nationally- and internationally-renown artists. Guests were
invited to preview the offerings online, but the secret artists will not be
revealed until tonight. Ticket sales are now over, but tonight’s attendees will
enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a mysterious night of art at The Center
downtown, all to benefit ArtWorks.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concludes its community concert series “One City, One Symphony” this weekend with the well-loved classic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
Music Director Designate Louis Langrée conducts the performance; these will be
his final shows with the CSO before starting his role as music director for the
2013-2014 season. Joining the CSO, Langrée and the May Festival Chorus for the
concerts Saturday and Sunday at Music Hall. Go here for tickets.
If you thought this cold
weather meant you had to retire your gold lamé hot pants, dry
your tears and pull those bad boys out, because OTR Skate is back! Channel your inner roller disco
king/queen and roll over to the OTR Rec Center Friday from 8-11 p.m. Five bucks
gets you admission and skate rental, complimentary pizza from Cincy By The
Slice, free gaming from Wii to air hockey, raffle prizes and music from DJ Positronic, The Yugos and Indigo Wild.
Saturday is all
about the little guy as local businesses around the Tri-state take part in
Cincinnati Unchained. Get a head start on your holiday shopping (or, if you’re
like me, take advantage of sales for your own damn self) and visit independent businesses in an
effort to keep your money in the local economy — where it goes much further
than when you drop your cash at a big box chain store. Participating Cincinnati
Unchained shops offer discounts and free goodies to thank shoppers for supporting
local businesses — find a full list here.
Another way to get
in on the conscientious gifting trend is giving handmade presents this holiday. Did
the Holly Hobbie gene skip over you? No worries. The Crafty Supermarket Holiday
Show takes over the Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Saturday. This isn’t your grandma’s church basement craft show — expect
handmade books, cool local artwork, quirky jewelry, textiles, posters, clothing
and many more hand-crafted gifts everyone can appreciate. Plenty of vendors will be on-hand to fuel your shopping in
addition to a DJ, craft demos and — as usual — awesome swag bags for the first
100 shoppers. The party runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
performs at Funny Bone on the Levee
Friday-Sunday. Workaholics fans know
him best as TelAmeriCorp's Montez Walker, a competitive salesman who has a very healthy sexual
relationship with his wife. Here’s a sample of one of Griffin’s finest Montez
Check out our
calendar for more art openings, theater shows, concerts
and other events happening this weekend and beyond.
by Jac Kern
at 09:48 AM | Permalink
Jac's favorite recent pop culture and Internet findings
Christmas, everybody! Celebrate this midpoint to the holiday season
in true Workaholics fashion: Throw a HoneyBaked Ham on the grill, tap the
keg-nog and if you’re lucky enough to not be in a cubicle today, check out Comedy Central’s
Half Christmas programing. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation kicks things
off this morning and the fun continues through 9 p.m. with the Half Christmas
Workaholics episode, “The Strike.” Let’s get weird!
If that’s not
enough to make you stop whining about Mondays, here are 20 Soul-Crushing Summer
Jobs from Pop Culture. Remember, things could always be worse.
money in the banana stand!
Sweden, a different citizen has been manning the country’s official Twitter
account each week for the past few months. If you peep @sweden, you’ll find this week’s guest tweeter is a
boring football player who
pretty much uses Twitter as instant messenger, but it could be worse. Like
when this chick took over.
A 27-year-old single
mom named Sonja Abrahamsson got the account
lots of publicity recently with her politically incorrect “humor,” odd photos and
comments about her kids. Mashable highlights her prime tweets, the best of which being this video
(which she posted without comment).
can’t get enough of Shia LeBeouf naked, I mean Sigur Rós’ new video.
another video of a young Ryan Gosling bustin’ sweet moves.
(Late-in-the-game side note: Crazy,
Stupid, Love., featuring a really well-groomed Gosling, is actually really
good.) From feminist blogs to news stories about his dreamy ways, the Internet
loves some Ryan Gosling. Of all the options, my favorite is this clip from Mickey Mouse Club (co-starring Justin
Timberlake and *NSYNC’s JC Chasez) featuring a young, baggy-panted RG making
pre-teen hearts melt on stage. Shit gets real at 1:43.
Waiting for Game
of Thrones to return is tough, but thankfully the makers of the HBO hit are keeping
the show in the news: In a very intense scene of the first season, the camera
cuts to a row of dudes’ heads on stakes. Turns out one of ‘em was Dubya’s.
Travel + Leisure
named OTR’s Neons Unplugged as one of America’s 30 Best Outdoor Bars!
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comedy Central’s Workaholics (10:30
p.m. Tuesdays) might not be ground-breaking, but the stoner comedy will
expand your vocabulary, or at least make you feel better about your