A beautiful married woman suddenly and
mysteriously disappears and her husband immediately becomes the chief
suspect in her murder. It’s a storyline so frequently used in books and
films that it’s almost become a worn-out cliché. But that is definitely not the case in Gillian Flynn’s third and latest psychological thriller, Gone Girl.
As the mercury begins its steady ascent
and the humid days give way to sultry nights, the climate-controlled
environs of Cincinnati’s art galleries beckon. But with the spring
season nearing its end and several galleries paring back their
programming, despite best efforts to beat the heat, this summer’s
hottest works are going to be found outside.
Many popular comedians are recognized from TV performances, movie work or perhaps a radio program like The Bob & Tom Show. Or maybe they have a popular podcast like Marc Maron or Jimmy Pardo. Rob Delaney has become one of today’s
hottest comedians without any of that. Most comedy fans know Delaney
strictly from Twitter. (Follow him at @robdelaney, if you don’t already.)
Word has started to get out that
Contemporary Arts Center’s 2012-2013 season will feature a major show by
Patti Smith. But it hasn’t yet been made clear — because the show isn’t
scheduled until next May — that this is meant to be far more than just a
local stop on a national museum tour.
The theme of The Mercantile Library’s
Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture series is “writing to change the world.”
Few writers live up to that idea better than Chris Abani, who was
imprisoned in his native Nigeria after the publication of his first
novel, 1985’s Masters of the Board.
The most successful Cincinnati Fringe
Festival since the annual event’s launch in 2004 wrapped up on June 9,
boasting a nearly 9 percent increase in overall attendance compared to
2011, from 7,177 to 7,728. More than 230 artists performed, and the
number of sold-out performances, 24, set a new record.
The most successful
Cincinnati Fringe Festival since the annual event’s launch in 2004
wrapped up on June 9, boasting a nearly 9 percent increase in overall
attendance compared to 2011, from 7,177 to 7,728. More than 230 artists
performed, and the number of sold-out performances, 24, set a new
a lost fledgling in my backyard. He blunders about on big feet and his
bleating mouth asks to be fed or put back in the nest. I do not speak
bird, but I know who does. I call Sheida Soleimani, artist, violinist
with the band Marmalade Brigadeand Cincinnati’s unofficial avian intermediary.
As CityBeat’s June 6 issue goes to
press, the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival is about half over. All 29
shows have opened and a few have concluded their runs. You still have several chances to see
some great shows before the Fringe concludes on Saturday.
When the Cincinnati History Museum delves
into its attic, or “storage,” as museums are more likely to call their
collection of out-of-sight possessions, it has at hand treasures from
some of the best attics in the city, among other sources.
I always admired the BombShells, Cincinnati’s yarn-bombing ladies. I just didn’t think that, given my lack of crafting skills, I could become one. Now, living the dream of wannabes worldwide, I’ve been invited to participate in a bombing.
By the time you read this, the 2012
Cincinnati Fringe Festival will be fully under way. Even if you can’t
see every show, you owe it to yourself
to come for an evening or two and sample the creativity that will be
flowing throughout the 10 venues across Over-the-Rhine.