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Being Charlie Kaufman

The first-time director discusses his latest neurotic head-trip

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Charlie Kaufman takes things to a whole new level in Synecdoche, New York, an acutely dour metaphysical mind-fuck of a movie with Philip Seymour Hoffman playing an emotionally battered theater director in modern-day Manhattan.  

Smiling Faces Sometimes

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Buddakhan restaurant is still a bit of a secret downtown, but word is getting out ("Reflecting Over Crab Rangoon and Smiles," issue of Oct. 15). Happy hour should mean smiles all around, especially for those who are serving you.  

The Left View

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
When taking walks in my neighborhood in Westwood, I see political signs for U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot all over the place. I’m currently living in what’s considered a Republican and conservative community, but apparently we have a few Democrats here too. It does my heart good to see Steve Driehaus signs scattered here and there. I like the Driehaus television commercials. He often ends his TV.ads by saying, “Steve Chabot’s not a bad guy. He’s just been in Washington too long.”   

'Good Government' Groups

Local nonprofit organizations take different approaches to election endorsements

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Election Day approaches, and Tristate residents once again have multi-page ballots to consider. Who has time to fully research every issue and candidate, especially when ballots are getting longer, not shorter? A lot of nonprofit organizations do.  

Real World Vs. Washington

Lunsford makes his case for becoming the next Kentucky Senator, while incumbent McConnell is 'very busy'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The differences between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford are being played out in TV ads, on Web sites and via a host of other places using all the usual tactics employed by politicians. McConnell, the Republican incumbent, touts his record as the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history.  

Another Seven Days of Putin Flying Over Our Airspace

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
John McCain heard about President Bush's proposed $700 billion economic-help-out plan today and said, "Hold it! America needs help from a maverick! I'm going to Washington!" and then he postponed his presidential campaign.  

Crossing the Line

Lost in Holland’s new album describes war’s gritty truth

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Mention September 11, 2001, and rooms become quiet. A gaping quiet. Hit by a thought bullet, people freeze. Then eyes look down, around. We remember the moment we heard. Eyes look up. Up. That day, musician Josh Hisle signed up for the Marines, entering "The War on Terror."  

Onstage: Durango

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In Julia Cho’s new play Durango is getting its Midwestern premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse. This fine play not only describes a road trip, but it will make everyone who sees it think about where they might be going. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Oct. 19.   

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